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How two Nigerian students in USIU plan to change the way we dress


We caught up with two beautiful USIU students that know and truly represent what style is. Oshe clothing is a clothing line established in Nigeria by Anita Ashiru and Anne Okeya in early 2014. Their fashion line revolves around the idiom ‘two sides of the same coin.’ This stems from the philosophy that everyone has two personalities, the western and ... Read More »

APPLY: She Leads Africa and Huawei Fellowship Programme

A general view shows the headoffice of Chinese telecom giant Huawei in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province on Feburary 21, 2011.  Huawei said it has taken the "difficult decision" to abandon its acquisition of US computer firm 3Leaf Systems, after a US panel voiced security concerns about the deal.    CHINA (STR/AFP/Getty Image)

Huawei and She Leads Africa (SLA) have opened applications for a week long innovation tour to Shenzhen and Shangai China, for top young women building technology companies across Africa. The partnership provides the women an opportunity to visit Huawei HQ, China and receive behind the scenes experience with Huawei, network with peer entrepreneurs and develop relationships with investors/companies interested in ... Read More »

From fashionista to founder: Olive Gachara on building her brand

Olive Gachara

Olive Gachara has accomplished more than most people will in their entire lives — and she’s not yet 30 years old. She’s opened a modeling agency, earned a business degree, built her own consultancy, advised fashion publications, and published a magazine. Gachara may make it look easy, but she’s encountered her fair share of setbacks like any good entrepreneur. In 2004, ... Read More »

Win Sh600K and learn about the stock exchange in the NSE Challenge


The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has launched the 2015 NSE Investment Challenge aimed at inculcating an investment culture among the youth in universities and other tertiary institutions of higher learning. Speaking during the launch Mr. Geoffrey Odundo, the Chief Executive Nairobi Securities Exchange said The Exchange is committed to educating and informing the public on the Capital Markets. “The investment ... Read More »

Burundi students hunger for change in the face of economic downturn

Burundi University

Like most students in Burundi, Serge Claver Nzisabira can barely make ends meet, even when he shares a miniscule two-room address with four others in a Bujumbura suburb. All five of them struggle to keep up with their rent, which eats up their meagre monthly scholarship of 30,000 Burundian francs (about $19 / 17.5 euros). They share only two mattresses, ... Read More »

(Infographic) 10 most valuable startups launched by students

Mark Zuckerberg at his desk. Image source: Tiphereth

Are you dreaming of launching your own startup, but you are still a college student? Get inspired by the new infographic by Essaymama.com writing service team. The graphic below tells about the greatest and the most valuable businesses that were launched by students. Read: Entrepreneurship vs Employment – Join the discussion Read More »

Watch: Obama discusses higher education loan with students


University education financing is one of the hottest discussions cutting across continents. Governments and university administrators are debating on the best way to finance university education as students and parents dig deeper in their pockets to get a degree. In almost all countries that provide soft loans to students, governments are owed millions of dollars by former students. In Kenya, ... Read More »

S. Korea develops smartphone app to curb student suicide

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South Korea has developed smartphone apps to help bring down its high student suicide rate by warning parents when their children might be at risk, the education ministry said Friday. The government-developed apps, which the ministry hopes to introduce this year, are programmed to detect “suicide-related” words used by children on social networks or in messages or Internet searches on ... Read More »

3 things you can do to ‘test’ if you have an entrepreneurial spirit


It is sometimes difficult to stay motivated when working for others, especially when month after month and year after year, things simply don’t change. While many take on entrepreneurship with the hope of eventually leaving their job or financial freedom, many do so because it allows them to advance mentally before anything else. As nerve wrecking as entrepreneurship can be ... Read More »

Do not eat HELB money, Kaimenyi tells comrades


Education CS Prof. Jacob Kaimenyi has categorically told university students that HELB loan is not for their enjoyment. Responding to a question posed by Kenyatta University Student president, George Thuku, during an event at KU, Prof. Kaimenyi said students should not misuse the fund allocated buy HELB. “It’s unethical to eat HELB, which is public money. Use it to better your ... Read More »

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