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2019: Microsoft in Africa and the Middle East, year in pictures

We look back at 2019 and acknowledge the year had some amazing surprises and announcements from Microsoft. Especially in the Africa and Middle East region where we focus. Let's take you through some of these exciting moments through pictures. Microsoft Virtual Academy homepage Microsoft announced "we are consolidating our

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Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative

Microsoft introduces Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative

Microsoft is announcing the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, together with its OEM partners. A bold move to reduce pirating of Microsoft software in emerging markets. Microsoft announced the initiative at a press briefing held in its Bryanston office in Johannesburg. The initiative, Microsoft says aims to "reduce the

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Microsoft Africa Datacenter

Microsoft experiences month on month double digit growth in Africa Datacenter

Microsoft's open source team hosted the first open cloud summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. The summit powered by Microsoft Azure, showcased some of the most innovative open source technologies in the Azure cloud. Microsoft South Africa, Azure Business Group Lead, Johannes Kanis revealed key momentum and engagements of customers

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apprenticeship program

Microsoft kicks off modern apprenticeship program in Nigeria

Microsoft's software engineering apprenticeship program, LEAP, takes off in Nigeria with ten females. The first LEAP program cohort in Nigeria will see ten selected females participate in the initiative. They will recieve sixteen weeks of training in technical support software engineering roles. Microsoft heads of the initiative from Nigeria and Redmond

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second cohort of LEAP Program Microsoft Nigeria

Microsoft launch first LEAP Program cohort in Nigeria

Ten female developers will participate in the first cohort of the Microsoft LEAP Program in Nigeria. They will recieve sixteen weeks of training in technical support software engineering roles. Microsoft Leap Hackathon in Nigeria This is part of Microsoft's plans to encourage diversity and inclusivity in software engineering roles in

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africa datacenters

Microsoft will continue to invest and grow services in Africa datacenters

Microsoft Commercial Partners Lead SA, Lionel Moyal has assured partners that Microsoft will continue to invest in the Africa datacenters. He was speaking to Microsoft partners at the fy19 South Africa partner awards in Johannesburg. He shared Microsoft's commitments to about three hundred Microsoft partners. Microsoft will continue to invest

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Managing Director

Microsoft announces Managing Director of cognition Africa engineering team in Nigeria

Former Windows and Windows phone partner architect returns to the company as Managing Director in new Microsoft initiative in Nigeria. Gafar Lawal will lead the Microsoft Africa cognition team as Managing Director. Helping the team based in Lagos develop a suite of mixed reality and artificial intelligence cloud services. These will

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21CSkills

Liquid Telecom introduces 21CSkills learning platform for the African tech enthusiast

South and central Africa telecommunications company, Liquid Telecom, introduces 21CSkills online learning platform. To help technology workers in Africa develop the skills they need to succeed in the 21 st century.  21CSkills, 21st Century Skills for Africa, will offer training skills and development programmes for African students, techies and entrepreneurs.

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Data enthusiasts

Data enthusiasts across Africa receive Microsoft Data Science Training

Data enthusiasts from Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, etc. get the opportunity to improve their skills. Earning an accredited data science certificate by completing the Microsoft Professional Program in Data Science. 169 out of 374 enrolled participants have completed the required modules. They will go on to

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AGRA

Microsoft, AGRA, partner to co-create technology solutions in agriculture to improve food security in Africa

Microsoft through its business and market development engine in Africa, 4Afrika is partnering with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The collaboration will see Microsoft co-create technology solutions in agriculture. Supporting AGRA’s digital transformation initiative to improve food security in Africa. In a report, continued use of outdated

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