Author: Lynn Wandia

East Africa Youth Unemployment and Entrepreneurship Trends From The MasterCard Youth Think Tank Report

East Africa Youth Unemployment and Entrepreneurship Trends From The MasterCard Youth Think Tank Report

Business
The Mastercard Foundation Think Tank recently released findings from a peer to peer research report that provides some key insights into youth employment and entrepreneurship trends in East Africa. The Youth Tank which was established in 2012 to ensure that young people are meaningfully engaged in improving their economic opportunities in Africa has demonstrated the "dedication and energy of young people to seek positive change within their communities." That is according to Ann Miles Director, Financial Inclusion and Youth Livelihoods at The MasterCard Foundation, as newsghana reports. She said: “Their research is an important piece of work that will help to inform not only the Foundation’s strategy for expanding youth economic opportunities, but also governments and policymakers in t
The New Telegram Update Enables You To Save Drafts And Has A Host Of Cool Features

The New Telegram Update Enables You To Save Drafts And Has A Host Of Cool Features

Internet, Mobile, social media
Telegram's popularity is evidently growing. With the slew of features that they have introduced in their latest update, they are likely to cement their popularity. In this update, Telegram has introduced drafts that saves those unfinished messages so you can continue them later, whether on your mobile phone or PC. They say: "Telegram has replaced email for business communication for many of our users. But in a messenger, a lot of people are competing for your attention. Sometimes they interrupt you halfway through typing an important message, and you forget all about it. Good news! With our latest update, this is no longer a problem. Today we're introducing Drafts. Unfinished messages are now clearly visible in the chats list, and the chat with an unsent draft will move to the top....
BrighterMonday Learning and Digify Bytes To Train Youth On Digital Marketing

BrighterMonday Learning and Digify Bytes To Train Youth On Digital Marketing

Business, Internet, social media
The youth in Kenya will now be able to receive training on Digital Marketing and Strategy thanks to BrighterMonday Learning. BrighterMonday Learning has partnered with Livity Africa and Google to offer this training through Digify Bytes. The Digital Marketing and Strategy Training course focuses on equipping digital marketing skills ranging from benefits of digital marketing over traditional marketing, web design, content marketing, Social Media among others to trainees and is free. Kenya is the third country to offer the course, after South Africa and Nigeria. The training program Digital Bytes is brought by Livity Africa and is powered by Google. It targets the youth, 18-25 years and gives them an opportunity to learn the basics of digital marketing and skills development at no...
Twitter Now Allows You To Retweet Yourself

Twitter Now Allows You To Retweet Yourself

Internet, social media
If you thought Twitter is for the vain, then it has just got vainer. An update that was announced last month took effect yesterday allowing Twitter users to Retweet and Quote themselves. What did the general say when he found out his army was going to lose the war? Retweet! (feature now available to all users) — Twitter (@twitter) November 19, 2009 This has raised mixed reactions with some people rushing to retweet their favorite tweets from a long time ago while others claim that the move would ruin Twitter. There is a limit to this goodness however as Twitter only allows you to retweet yourself only once. Some people felt that being able to edit tweets is a much needed update and should have come first. Here are some reactions to the new update. yesss you can now RT
Nailab & UNFPA Launch iAccelerator An Innovation Accelerator Promoting Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Nailab & UNFPA Launch iAccelerator An Innovation Accelerator Promoting Youth Sexual Reproductive Health Rights

Internet
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in collaboration with Nailab have today launched an innovation accelerator, iAccelerator focused on promoting youth sexual reproductive health and rights. Techmoran reports that the program is part of UNFPA funded by UKAID. The iAccelerator which has been launched under the I.AM initiative aims to encourage young people to realize their desire to talk about their sexuality and sexual reproductive health and to understand it by engaging with the right sources of information in an environment that is both safe and lacking stigmatization. All this will be supported by the engagement of tools and techniques anchored on technology. Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, the Regional Director of UNFPA East and Southern Africa said that" “Within the context of a r