Month: <span>August 2018</span>

Youth employment is Africa’s big challenge

The key driver for improved youth employment is access – to capital, credit, training, tenure, natural resources and, in particular, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). In fact, the Internet offers concrete hopes for innovation and prosperity, which, when applied to agriculture, may free the sector of its stigma - drudgery and poor income prospects - to make it more attractive for young people. 
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Review: The Samsung S Pen Revolution

The Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen raises the bar with an array of convenient additions, including Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) connectivity, Samsung DeX compatibility, and integration with several fan-favorite Note features. Together, these enhancements offer much greater control over your mobile experience, making it easier to get the most out of everything you do.
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Three Women Who Are Building the Future

In the lead up to SOCAP18 we asked a few of our media partners who are covering stories that are of interest to the SOCAP community to curate and share pieces that relate to our SOCAP18 conference themes. This week’s suggested content comes from Building the Future.
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Google announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2

The accelerator, which is housed in Lagos, Nigeria, has already demonstrated its value. The first Launchpad Accelerator Africa class saw 12 startups graduate, with more than 20 teams from Google and 40 mentors from nine countries supporting them. The startups have directly created 132 jobs and, between them, have raised over US$7 million in funding. Their products are being used by approximately 4.5 million people.
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NOKIA 2.1 COMES TO KENYA

Long-lasting entertainment with a bigger screen and dual front-facing stereo speakers, the supercharged Nokia 2.1 is now available through accredited retailers.   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that the new Nokia 2.1 is now available to buy from accredited retailers from KES 11,500. Delivering a massive 50% performance boost on its […]
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Kenyan online store adopts Bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payment is gathering momentum in developing nations such as Kenya. While most have viewed bitcoins on the lenses of its mining and or investing, a growing number of businesses are setting up systems in their shops that are able to transact using such cryptocurrencies. Businesses are looking at bitcoins as a means to increase […]
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