Residents in a rural South African community get cheap online access from a network they own and run.
Technology in Africa
E-commerce experts, politicians and technology entrepreneurs are meeting in Kenya this week to explore how Africa can develop online retail businesses. The E-Commerce Africa event in Nairobi is supported by the European Union and United Nations. Shamika Sirimane, a director at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, tells the BBC's Russell Padmore how online retail is a lucrative business, which could benefit many economies. (School children in Nigeria surfing the internet. AFP/Getty Images.)
Ousia Foli-Bebe shows off the robot he has built from a 3D-printer which he made from material found in a rubbish dump in Togo.
The tiny nation of Togo, with one of the largest ports in West Africa, imports an estimated 500,000 tonnes of e-waste a year.
BBC News, Buutuo, Liberia
Charles Ofori Antimpem is the inventor of a science set which is the size and price of a textbook which he now hopes to share with children across Africa.Read more
Charles Ofori Antimpem has come up with a science set which is hoped to create Ghana's next generation of inventors.