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(From Guardian Unlimited)
In a bustling African megacity known for its residents' resourcefulness, an international fair has turned the spotlight on innovators tackling everyday problems with limited resources.
This week, Maker Faire Africa brought a two-day celebration of innovation to Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital. It was the latest in a series of Maker Faires that have provided a platform for "makers" across the world over the last six years.
But Lagos's first Maker Faire stood out for its focus on solving real problems, organisers say. "In the US and Europe, there has been a lot of creative hobby innovation, and that's great," said Erik Hersman, …