Thierry Nyamen
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Africa Dream: Thierry Nyamen

It was homesickness for Cameroonian food which first gave Thiery Nyamen the idea for his business.

He was studying for a PhD in agricultural mechanisation in Ukraine and could not find any peanut paste there.

"My mother could not send me the groundnut paste and I was very disappointed," he told the BBC series African Dream.

So he started to dream of a machine that would turn peanuts into a long-lasting and easily transportable powder.

When he completed his studies, he applied for several engineering jobs in Cameroon but did not get any replies. He then designed his dream machine.

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  • 12 Mar 2012