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    About African Start-Up

    Following entrepreneurs from all corners of the continent, CNN explores how they generate their ideas, formulate their business plans, raise capital and distribute their products.
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    • It was trash. They turned it into a backpack. It also doubles as a light. Oh, and it's saving the lives of schoolchildren.

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      Watch African Start-Up on CNN International, every Wednesday on Connect the World at 1100 ET, 1600 GMT, 1700 CET.