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Struggling Kenyan youths more extravagant than African peers – Report


A Deloitte report has confirmed what Kenyan banks have known for the last few years: Kenyan young professionals spend more than they earn. In spite of their relatively lower purchasing power, the Kenyan youth has affinity to the finer things of life compared to the richer youths in South Africa, Egypt, and Nigeria, says The Deloitte Consumer survey. The survey ... Read More »

‘Call of Duty’ blasts past $10 bn in sales

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Blockbuster military shooter video game “Call of Duty” has blasted past $10 billion in lifetime sales, propelled by demand for the latest installment in the 11-year-old franchise. Activision Publishing on Thursday said that the launch of “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” outshined debuts of other games as well as films, books or albums released this year. Since Activision introduced the ... Read More »

Student develops anti-hangover pill

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A Princeton University student, Brooks Powell, says he has developed a pill to cure hangovers. The Thrive+ pill also helps to counter alcohol addiction, according to Powell. Thrive +works in a unique way to ensure the body does not suffer the symptoms associated with a hangover. “Thrive+ protects your brain and body from the negative effects of alcohol while supplementing ... Read More »

Africa’s top 5 under 22-years entrepreneurs


The Anzisha Prize recently recognized young entrepreneurs in Africa working on exceptional and innovative initiatives to transform their communities. 12 entrepreneurs – all under 22 years – were shortlisted and flown to South Africa for the Award gala. The Anzisha Prize is part of the African Leadership Academy. The winners share $75,000 and are supported by ALA and partner organizations. ... Read More »

Maseno Uni trio win Sh300,000 NSE investment challenge


Maseno University students have been announced the winners of the Nairobi Securities Exchange NSE Investment Challenge. Mangila Kombe, Leonard Muombi and Kennedy Macharia received a cash prize of Sh300,000 after trouncing 7,309 students who participated in the challenge. The students presented the best investment decision in East Africa across East Africa.The competition is a corporate social responsibility initiative of the ... Read More »

Students want HELB loan increased to Sh100,000


University students could receive a maximum of Sh100,000 and a minimum of Sh50,000 from HELB if amendments proposed by student leaders go through, Capital Campus has learned. A six-member committee, representing both public and private universities, student leaders want the National Assembly to amend the bill to put into account the economic changes the country has undergone since the establishment ... Read More »

Rwanda’s female artistes breaking glass ceiling

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Dianne Hirwa is a 28 year old artiste based in Kigali, Rwanda. She is one of the female artistes in Rwanda breaking the glass ceiling with her brush strokes and through other forms of art. Dianne is exceptional because she also happens to be deaf. She was born with a congenital condition which also affected two of her siblings. But ... Read More »

Kimathi University hosts first Civic Hack event in Africa

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Ever thought of how ICT can be used to develop the community or county? Well, this dream will to come to pass when the County Government of Nyeri implements apps and tools that were recently developed at the first Civic Hack event in Africa. This past weekend, 150 participants – mainly software developers, entrepreneurs and students from various universities – ... Read More »

Kenyan youths enterprising, given right tools – survey


If given Sh8,500 ($100) to help them prosper, 63 percent of the youths aged between 18 to 35 years in Kenya would invest the money. This is according to a new Barclays Africa Prosper Report which also revealed that 61 percent of them would most likely consult a bank to seek financial advice once they get the funding while only ... Read More »

Billionaires’ $10m gift to Yale stirs debate in China


A Chinese billionaire couple’s $10 million gift to Yale University sparked controversy among the country’s Internet users Thursday, with some arguing that the money would be better spent on schools in China. The endowment marks the latest gift to a prestigious US university by Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin, the husband-and-wife duo behind real estate giant SOHO China. In July, ... Read More »

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