Kumatoo is a concept originating from the reflection of Rudy Massamba on industrial development in Africa and whose book l'Afrique Noire Industrielle is the materialization of his ideas. This website is essentially dedicated to the industrialization of the African continent through its inventors.
Since August 29, 2012, Kumatoo is an officially recognized Association located in Pointe-Noire, in the Republic of the Congo, under number: 0068/MID/DPN/SG/DDSP/SR.
Goals and Vision
Kumatoo's goals are:
Kumatoo's vision is to help Africa acquire its technical, technological and industrial independence so that it can extract its natural resources and process them on the continent with equipment/machines that it can manufacture itself.
Meaning of Kumatoo
Kumatoo [Ku-matu] is a word from the Lari or Kongo language spoken in the Republic of Congo, as well as part of Congo-Kinshasa. The meaning of Ku-matu is: forward, to move forward.
This name has been chosen to symbolize an Industrial Africa that is to be built so that it can irreversibly move forward.
Meaning of the Logo
The site's logo depicts a shield with each four branches representing one of the four elements of nature; the elements of nature representing Africans' will to master the sciences, all sciences. The center of the shield consists of a "sun" which shows that Africa will no longer be ignored when it definitely commits to its industrialization process.