We are going to talk about the 10 Africans who have revolutionized the world by their inventions. Africa is currently the second most populous continent in the world. It is therefore logical that among its population, we find small geniuses and inventors who manage to achieve extraordinary inventions. Some of them have even found the right idea to change the world, or almost. Here is a ranking of the ten best inventors of African origin with known inventions around the world:


Arthur Zang

Arthur Zang : He is the creator of the Cardio Pad tablet and, since 2014, the CEO of Himore Medical Equipments. In a country where tension could be a problem, especially in rural areas, the Cameroonian engineer Arthur Zang has developed the first portable medical pullulator in Africa: Cardio Pad that can diagnose heart problems. The 25 linear metric touchscreen medical pullulator enables forensic pathologists to perform viscous tests such as electrocardiograms in the most remote areas. The reports are then sent wirelessly to the doctors via the network for interpretation. It allows health workers to conduct cardiac examinations and send the results of specialists in the far horn.


Verone Mankou


Verone Mankou : In the African continent, activity in the lifestyle is progressively moving towards technology, in this respect that Verone Mankou of the Republic of Congo has manufactured the pullover Way-C: the main African rival of the iPad, the Way-C pullule is reasonable and available in Congo. Like Mankou, his invention is to offer web access to as many people as possible, especially to people who cannot afford the Apple iPad. In addition, he was also famous for manufacturing Elikia smartphones, his company has continuously added other models and has expanded to neighboring countries of West and Central Africa.



Morris Mbetsa


Morris Mbetsa : Development and urbanization go hand in hand with all kinds of security challenges especially, Morris Mbetsa of Kenya fighting this challenge, has made Associate into an anti-theft breastfeeding device called the Ontrack blog, though, as existing technology the SMS-based vehicle security system allows car owners to monitor their vehicle remotely. With Ontrack blog technology, car owners lock their doors or car once it has been taken via SMS, for example you can stop your car, lock the doors, monitor and restrict its movements. Morris then register his company “Morris Innovation” and got to work to improve his car security system.


Richard Turere

Richard Turere : Originally from Kenya’s Masai pastoral community, as a young boy he was responsible for raising and managing the family’s cattle herd. Given that Richard’s family lives on the outskirts of Nairobi’s influenced national park, she has often been the victim of lions attacking her livestock, causing devastating livestock losses on which she depends for her survival, when he was tired lions attacking his family’s cows, he loved the “Limelight” a five-bulb automatic light system around a cow’s palisade. The light bulbs were connected to a box with switches associated with a recent lead-acid battery charged with a solar battery that ran his family’s television. Turere had discovered lions and discovered that they were naturally terrified by people, the lights flashing in sequences gave the impression that someone was walking around the palisade. Since the hour, no lion has yet attacked, as a result of this success, Turere installs an equivalent of Limelight for its neighbors.


William Kamkwamba


William Kamkwamba left school at the end of the eighth year due to insufficient background. He decided to build a windmill to power the family home and eliminate the need for kerosene that provided us with flickering light in distant and expensive light after the darkness of the Malawian innovator. William Kamkwamba builds a windmill producing electricity. Without a windmill not only providing electricity, but also providing water to his home in a rural area of ​​Malawi, since the hour he has built a solar powered water pump that supplies the first drinking water from his village and two other wind turbines. Without autobiography, the boy who has mastered the wind has been selected as an indispensable book for all new university students.



Chakroun Abdellah

Chakroun Abdellah from Morocco, is the youngest and most symbolic innovator of his country, he realized his first invention at the age of 18 and at the age of 25 he had made about 35 different inventions, and obtained a patent for at least two of these inventions. His inventions range from private vehicle mechanics to military and medical devices. Chakroun gained some credibility in the military field where he managed to invent weapons with sophisticated technology. Among his other inventions, mentioning the Square-Rotor rotary engine that can increase power and speed compared to commercially available engines and reduce fuel consumption.


Kelvin Doe

Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone, is a self-taught engineer who built his own radio station in Sierra Leone at the age of 13, he plays music and broadcasts information under the name DJ-Focus. He was one of the finalists at GMin’s Innovate Salone Idea Contest, in which Doe built a generator from scrap metal, looking for broken electronics in trash cans and using them to create something special. He made his own battery to power the light in the houses and he even built his own FM radio transmitter and generator. Kelvin has become one of the finalists in the GMin Innovate Salone Idea Contest and is now the youngest person to attend MIT’s Visiting Practitioner’s Program.

Ludwick Marishane

Ludwick Marishane from South Africa, is known for the “DryBath”, the world’s first and only gel for antibacterial and biodegradable skin. He was still in high school when he thought of DryBath, a gel that does all the work of a bath without the need for water. His invention is particularly useful for rural communities where drinking water is hard to find. In poor communities, such as Marie-Jeanne’s native Africa, the gel will protect people who often die from easily treatable diseases caused by bacteria that develop in stagnant water, its levels are transformed on the skin and penetrates the skin. Gut causing diarrhea for example, or in an orifice such as the eye causing trachoma: an ocular infection that can cause blindness. In the richest regions, the gel can be applied to the forceps and when someone does not have time to rinse, the cleansing lotion retains water in both scenarios. Before inventing DryBath, Ludwick invented a “healthy” cigarette in ten years and wrote a mobile dictionary.

Adebola, Abiola, Toyin and Eniola

Adebola, Abiola, Toyin and Eniola : Four teenagers from high school, they presented in 2012 a thoughtful and concrete innovation that warmed the hearts of Africans and the international community. Their invention was a urine generator capable of providing safer and more economical access to electricity. According to these geniuses, a liter of urine could generate 6 hours of electricity. The idea behind the urine generator is in keeping with Boot’s thought, and this research is looking for effective ways to break down urine into useful components. Botte’s approach is to use the electrolysis of urine as a method of treating wastewater, this process of converting urine into drinking water is more cost-effective and more energy efficient than current water treatment methods waste.

Philip Emeagwali

Philip Emeagwali : Because of the cost, Philip Emeagwali was forced to leave school at 14, but that did not stop him from becoming one of the greatest computer pioneers of our time. In fact, his name is often Bill Gates of Africa. As an adult, Emeagwali began to study nature, especially bees, and the construction of the honeycomb inspired him to rethink computer processing. In 1989, he concretized this idea by using 65,000 processes to invent the first super computer in the world able to perform 3.1 billion calculations per second.


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