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