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Generation Z: creative and committed, against the virus

Paris, France | AFP |  With their art, technology know-how, creative social networking skills or political commitment, post-millennials, known as Generation Z, have found their own ways to help others through the coronavirus lockdown. From Colombia to Senegal, Malaysia to North Macedonia, AFP talked to a group of 15- to 24-year-olds, …

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Parliament legalises use of technology in elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has legalised the use of technology in the management of general elections. The move is in accordance with a recommendation of the Supreme Court in the presidential election petition of Amama Mbabazi Vs Y. K. Museveni, Electoral Commission and others. In the ruling, judges …

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Digital lifeline for refugees in Bulgaria — and beyond

Sofia, Bulgaria | AFP |  Single mother-of-two Sara Faizi from Afghanistan faced a dead end when she arrived in Bulgaria in 2018: the former bank branch operations manager needed a job but neither spoke the local language nor had any contacts. An energetic Bulgarian, Iva Gumnishka, 25, and her social enterprise …

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Young innovators appeal for regular mentoring in science, technology

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dozens of school-going youths are calling for regular science and technology innovation mentoring programs in various parts of the country. The youths appealed during the ongoing science and technology innovation high-tech camp at Gulu High School. The two weeks’ camp organized by Oysters and Pearls …

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New inequalities threatening human development-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Inequalities around education, technology and climate change could trigger a new great divergence in society if left unchecked, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has cautioned in its 2019 edition of the Human Development Report. The report says that just as the gap in basic …

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HP rejects takeover bid from Xerox

Washington, United States | AFP |  HP Inc. said Sunday it turned down a $33 billion hostile takeover bid from Xerox, saying it undervalued the computer and printer maker. But the HP board said it still would like to discuss the possibility of reaching a deal with its rival, a …

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