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Nigeria’s FinTeCh startup Vesicash is out to Fix Trust Issues with Digital Payments in Africa

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As cited by the World Economic Forum, 93% of the world’s informal employment is found in the emerging and developing countries. The majority of countries in Africa are in this category, and it is the informal sector that generates the bulk of their GDP.

Conventional wisdom dictates that the informal sector should be transformed into formal markets, and that is what governments and international development organizations have been trying to do for the last 30 years. They have achieved little to no success on that front.

The upsurge of Digital Gig Economy

The internet and digital technology, in general, is disrupting the traditional workplace setup. Companies and small businesses are outsourcing some tasks to freelancers from all over the world. A market that has come to be referred to as the digital gig economy market.

The continent of Africa is also competing for a share of this market. All thanks to a faster and affordable internet connection, the increasing purchasing power of the middle-income and lower class, increased access to education; both formally in traditional classes or informally via online courses.

For a continent with such a …read more

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4 Kinds of Degree Programs That Are Building More African Entrepreneurs

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With African countries working hard to industrialize and develop infrastructure, it’s become a widely known fact that the continent is now home to some of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Behind all of this progress are millions of entrepreneurially-minded individuals who have strived to take steps that are advancing their communities and countries. However, if you dig even deeper it’s not the only the entrepreneurs themselves but also the online degree programs that have brought the opportunity for improvement to many areas that aren’t serviced by conventional educational institutions. More specifically, here are the four kinds of degree programs that are making the biggest difference in equipping Africa with more educated entrepreneurs:

1. Leadership

The ability to practice effective corporate leadership has always been a trait that entrepreneurs can benefit from. With so many industries facing exponential growth in Africa’s rapidly expanding economies, entrepreneurs who are equipped with leadership related credentials will have a competitive edge in all major job markets. Online leadership masters programs are fulfilling the need for the next generation of knowledgeable CEOs who will continue to pioneer African industrialization on a …read more

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New Plarium Play App Gives Easy Access to Extensive Collection of Games

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Online strategy games have become all-the-rage as players seek out ever more immersive gaming experiences. Massive multiplayer online games (MMO) and multiplayer online role-playing games such as those offered by Israel-based games developer, Plarium, have proved to be hugely popular amongst gamers on mobile devices, social platforms, and browsers. But in a world where table-top games are making a revival on the back of nostalgic TV shows such as Stranger Things, MMO game developers are being kept on their toes.

New Plarium app launched

To make it even easier for fans of Plarium titles to access all their games, the company has launched a dedicated new app that requires just one login and password to access their entire collection of browser and mobile games. Their current line-up of titles includes; Raid: Shadow Legends, Vikings: War of Clans, Throne: Kingdom at War, Sparta: War of Empires and Stormfall: Age of War. The app also updates games automatically to save the user having to check if they are up to date with the latest version.

Easy access to every game

The name of the much-anticipated …read more

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Best Innovative High-Tech Gadgets for Your Living Room

Best Innovative High-Tech Gadgets for your Living Rooms

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Imagine a device that could teleport you from your living room to your room or anywhere you want in the world. How about a device that takes you 20 years further in time?…Wow! That’s amazingly cool.

Don’t get your hopes high- scientists haven’t built these devices- yet (chuckles).

However, these super amazing gadgets will give your 2019 living room a sleek look.

1. Unravel Portable Fast Wireless Charging Station

To be frank, our phones are our best companions- helps us reach to long lost friends, helps us kill boredom with awesome video games, watch the latest movies without going to the cinema…the list is endless. An addict would be bored to death without a phone.

So, how about a device that allows you to charge your phones super-fast. Like you don’t have to wait to boost your phone just to check the engagements on your twitter account or check the scores of the Manchester Derby. Not only that, but it is also wireless and portable- just designed for the 21st century. Put it into the triangle stand position, which is optimized for face-time or video playback while …read more

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Chimera Jailbreak v1.2.8 now available for downloads with support for iDevices running iOS 12.4 on A9-A11 chips

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Here’s some good news to all you renegade iDevices users out there, who wants to remain unchained from Apple’s rules and regulations. While pushing your iPhone or iPads to their very limits. The Electra Team has released a new (updated) version of the Chimera Jailbreak.

Chimera 1.2.8 is now available! Adds support for iOS 12.4 on A9 – A11 devices!https://t.co/BK7adY517T

— Electra Team (@electra_team) August 18, 2019

The latest version, v1.2.8 was release went live last Sunday evening. The Electra Team made this announcement on Twitter. Perhaps before you get online searching for the jailbreak, you might want to ensure that your device first supports this new updated Chimera Jailbreak. The Electra Team says this version only works on iDevices that meets the following thresholds:

Running on the A9 to A11 chips

Running iOS 12.4

It is worth noting that the Chimera Jailbreak v1.2.8 is being released against a backdrop of the Pwn20wnd releasing an updated uncOver jailbreak tool, which was released Sunday morning. Looking at both jailbreak tool, the uncOver jailbreak tool supports iDevices running A7 to A11 chips on iOS 12.4.

That is to say, the …read more

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Botswana Innovation Hub launches Digital Skills Training program in partnership with local government

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The world is increasingly running on technology; basically the digital platform. Africa, as a continent has one of the world’s largest youthful population. That means the continent is in dire need of creating jobs and economic opportunities for its population. The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) in partnership with the government of Botswana has launched a new Digital Skills Training program.

A program that will see youths across the country be given formal education on cutting edge technology as a means of empowering them.

For BIH, ICT is one of the focus sectors underpinning your mandate as it is a key driver in the transformation of Botswana towards a digital economy and the creation of job opportunities,” said Allan Boshwaen, the CEO of BIH while addressing the delegates.

With regards to the digital skills and training program itself, it is clearly aligned to BIH’s current strategic thrust which aims to implement and scale several initiatives which are to serve as catalysts in our country’s digital transformation.”

Boshwaen went further to list other BIH initiatives aimed at digitally transforming Botswana, including the Implementation of a Crowd Sourcing Center for digitization that …read more

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Asus Zenpad 3s10 Tablet stuck in Fastboot mode

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Recently the users of Asus Zenpad 3s10 tablets are facing an issue that they get stuck on Fastboot mode screen. On pressing the Power button and Volume down button when the tablet is off, the boot screen appears that has ‘Fastboot mode’ at the top of the screen and then ‘Asus’ in search of incredible and finally it is powered by Android logo. Here the tablet gets stuck. Users cannot get out of it either by pressing Volume Up + Power or Volume down + Power or just Power.

This issue is discussed on several forums and people have shared their experiences that helped them to solve this issue. Here are mentioned a few of them:

  • Hold down the Power button + Volume Up button + Volume Down button at the same time and the tablet reboots back to normal.
  • Press and hold down the Volume Down button + Power button + Home button at the same time for 10 seconds or until the device restarts. Allow up to 1 minute to complete the restart process.

Use the Volume Down button to select ‘Reboot’ is the device loads …read more

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3 Smart ways to monetize your website

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It’s not a secret that people are making money from their social media accounts and their websites. However, not everybody who starts a website or blog will eventually smile all the way to the bank. Making money online is a preserve for those who know some smart ways to monetize a website.

With these three smart ways to monetize your website, you will soon realize that for intelligent people, making money should never be a synonym for hard labor.

Create traffic

So, why would anyone want to pay you money when you have a website? It’s not about you but the people you can attract to your site that determine whether you can make money or not. If you’ve ever heard about the importance of networking, then you can look at the people that visit your website as a vast network of contacts whose attention business wants to attract.

NING offers a great platform where you can create a website on which your network would be based. The platform offers you the right buttons to ensure people can take the action you want them to.

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5 Industries That Utilize Printed Circuit Boards

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Printed circuit boards play a vital role in today’s modern world as technology becomes ever important in our daily lives and routines. PCBs are used in almost every electronic device, serving as a foundation for technologies in many industries. As tech marches forward, the need for PCBs will also grow.

Here are 5 industries that make use of printed circuit board technology.

1 Communications

Printed circuit boards are essential for industries involved in telecommunications. From broadcasting networks to office communications and cell phones PCBs are the base technology that make communications equipment even possible. These days it’s hard to even imagine how we communicated with one another before today’s communication equipment, such as the aforementioned cell phone, came along.

Thanks to the humble PCB, we are able to communicate with each other more clearly, faster and in more ways than ever before.

2 Industrial applications

The industrial sector has benefited enormously from the printed circuit board, particularly in businesses that rely on production lines and other manufacturing facilities. PCBs are vital not just for day-to-day tasks, but they also allow for automation which can help companies improve efficiency …read more

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The little known secret; Playing Guitar is not only Therapeutic, but also healthy for the brain and your Social Life

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It is a sad reality that stress is part of life. You go to work, and you have deadlines to beat, budgets cuts that you need to stretch out. When you are away from work, you have relationship challenges to overcome; it could be with your children, parents, or partner. Things get worse for those of us who suffer from chronic stress; you always have something stressing you out constantly.

Well, I would like to introduce to you a little known about stress reliever; playing guitar. Yes, you read that correctly. There is a lot of scientific research that shows when one plays guitar, they undergo a psychological and physiological form of relaxation.

Simply put, pick up a guitar every now and then to relax from all the things stressing you out. If you are lost on which guitar to use, well the Martin acoustic guitar comes highly recommended by both professional and leisure guitarists. For guitar-buying pro-tips, follow this link.

Benefits of Playing Guitar

Improves Mental Health

Guitarists attest to feeling generally in a good mood whenever they pick up and start playing guitar. That is …read more

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