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Teen makes $72M by trading oil and gold in the stock market


A 17-year-old New Yorker has made $72M an equivalent of Sh6 Billion by playing on the stock market during his lunch break. According to the Daily Mail, 17-year-old Islam Mohammed high school student started dabbling in penny stocks at the tender age of nine. He now spends most of his breaks at Stuyvesant High School trading oil and gold futures ... Read More »

Kenyan company feted in global awards for innovation in higher education

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Kenya-based Africa Management Initiative has been recognized for the use of innovative approaches in higher education to enhance student learning and employability. The global awards known as “The Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education” is organized by QS Quacquarelli Symonds (the University ranking organization), in partnership with The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. AMI, a social enterprise established in 2012 ... Read More »

Freshers to endure HELB cash delays until January

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First year students in universities will have to wait until January 2015 to get Higher Education Loans (HELB) from the government. HELB has said that the process of registration and verification of forms is currently ongoing and may take the next 21 days. “We will communicate to the students when the allocation process will commence. We urge you to be ... Read More »

Thousands of UoN students locked out of web portal


The University of Nairobi has deregistered thousands of students due to non-payment of fees. In an email sent to students, the administration has issued a notice to students who haven’t cleared their fee balances. “The University Of Nairobi wishes to inform all students with fees balance to clear the balances with immediate effect.  Students who fail to clear their balances ... Read More »

4 lessons every start-up should know before hand


Kenyans all over the country have embraced entrepreneurship. There is a growing desire to make a better life for themselves through their own endeavours rather than formal employment. It is this never-give-up attitude that enables many young people find a way to make ends meet. Sadly, not everyone finds financial success and certainly nobody will find success immediately, but the ... Read More »

Young entrepreneur making custom sandals to transform lives in Korogocho

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For one Micheal Karuri, Chief Designer at Eco sandals, akala sandals were his ticket out of poverty. He has made the once boring shoe trendy with cutting edge designs and intricate bead work. He says his passion is not only driven by his desire to change the course of his life, but also youth in the Korogocho slums made him venture ... Read More »

Young entrepreneurs cashing in big making custom school bags

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School doesn’t have to be boring. Neither is a school bag. A group of young entrepreneurs are eking out a living and beating unemployment making customized children’s school bags. Claire and her team ventured into this bag-making business after realizing they could add some life and excitement into school bags. “We saw the need to bring some fun into school ... Read More »

UK student makes Sh1.9M from sweets, school suspends him

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A Uk student made 14,000 pounds (Sh1.9 million) from the sale of sweets and junk food to schoolmates. Tommie Rose high-profit margin landed the young entrepreneur in trouble with the school administration which suspended him for running a black-market syndicate. According to reports by Huffington Post,  Tommie, a student at Buile Hill High School in Salford, Manchester, was saving up the ... Read More »

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 »

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