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#AfricaNext: Kela Ivonye Is the Nigerian Tech Entrepreneur Making Sure Our Mail Won't Go Missing

Kela Ivonye walks us through his innovative mail-tracking app in a new video for our Africa Next series brought to you by Samsung Next.

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Kela Ivonye is the Nigerian founder and CEO of Mail Haven, the app ensuring that mail deliveries no longer go missing or get stolen, through a package tracking device app and "smart mailbox."

In a new video for Samsung Next's "Africa Next" video series, the inventor demonstrates how to use the smart mailbox, and speaks of how growing up in Nigeria and attending boarding school, fostered a spirit of entrepreneurship and determination in him to "get things done" under any circumstance.

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24-Year-Old Ugandan Inventor Wins Africa Prize for Engineering After Creating Bloodless Malaria Test

He is the first Ugandan to win the prize, and the youngest winner to date.

The Royal Academy for Engineering's Africa Prize awards young African innovators, using their skills to find solutions to the challenges facing their communities, with a cash prize to support their work.

This year's award has gone to 24-year-old Ugandan inventor Brian Gitta, who created a device Matibabu which detects malaria without drawing blood. Instead, the device shines a red beam on a patient's finger which identifies malaria symptoms and sends the results of the patient's test straight to their cell phone.

"Matibabu," which means "treatment" in Swahili, works by examining red blood cells when clipped to a patient's finger and does not require a specialist to operate.

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