Africans have been at the forefront of many inventions and modifications that have advanced humankind.
Being the cradle of civilization meant going without the luxuries and comfort of modern advances, yet making a way out of the seemingly impossible. Over time, things have changed and we have been forced to adapt in various ways.
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This has meant coming up with ingenious ideas in response to environmental pollution and conservation. Trash has been quite a problem for many African countries and now, innovators across the continent have found new ways to transform all forms of trash into eco-friendly solutions.
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