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Wide spread for innovation prize nominees

The African Innovation Foundation announced its nominees for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa on 15 June. Unlike previous editions, where one or two countries dominated, this year's 10 nominees are spread over nine countries.

Troubled nations like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia and Zimbabwe sport nominees for the first time. They are joined by innovators from Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Uganda. Only Nigeria has more than one nominee.

Innovation areas are divided broadly into communications, artificial intelligence and mechanical solutions, and health. These include voice recognition software for African languages, rapid diagnostics for multiple infections, a skin test for tuberculosis, and drone technology.

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