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Microsoft and African Development Bank boost Nigerian women in ICT with All-Female Coding for Employment cohort

In July 2018 Microsoft, Facebook and The Rockefeller Foundation partnered with the African Development Bank to announce Coding for Employment. An initiative seeking to bridge the digital skills divide among African youths. To kick start the program and to celebrate women's month Microsoft and the African Development Bank(AfDB) have started

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Equity Equivalent Investment Programme

Microsoft announce evolved multi-million dollar Equity Equivalent Investment Programme in South Africa

Microsoft announce evolved Equity Equivalent Investment Programme to drive digital transformation and create economic empowerment in South Africa. Seven years on after launching the Microsoft Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), the company evolves the programme. Microsoft announced the EEIP in 2011 where they committed 7 years to support black owned

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engineering office

Microsoft is opening a Mixed Reality and AI engineering office in Lagos, Nigeria

Microsoft is opening an engineering office to build Mixed Reality Cloud Services in Lagos, Nigeria. Microsoft is increasing its investments on African soil. It is launching two development centers in Africa. With offices in Kenya and Nigeria. Early this month Microsoft's planned Africa datacenters became a reality and went live

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Africa Datacenters

Microsoft’s Africa datacenters go live in South Africa

Microsoft Announces Africa Datacenters are available. Its Africa Cloud Regions are live. Today, Microsoft announced its Africa datacenters are live. The two Datacenters located in South Africa will bring Microsoft's total available and announced cloud regions to 54. Microsoft says the datacenters will begin to generally offer Azure service followed

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Campus Connect

Microsoft hosts Campus Connect Summit in Nairobi, Kenya

The first Campus Connect Summit, A Microsoft Education Partner Summit takes place in Nairobi. Microsoft hosted a 2 day education partner summit in Nairobi at the Villa Rosa kempinski hotel. The event brought together over a hundred Microsoft education partners, educators and from across the country. Preparing graduates for 21st Century panel

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FirstBank Nigeria

Microsoft partners FirstBank Nigeria to provide SME’s with a platform to accelerate their digital transformation journey

Microsoft Partners with FirstBank Nigeria Limited. Providing SME's with a skills development platform, access to networks and discounted Microsoft products, payable in local currency. The partnership started out as a memorandum of understanding in June 2018. Microsoft through its 4Afrika arm has reached an agreement with FirstBank of Nigeria.

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ecosystem

Microsoft’s drive to build a self sustainable startup ecosystem across Africa and the Middle East

Microsoft last year changed its business approach to dealing with Partners. Introducung a new win win strategy. A startegy where Microsoft see's its partners as its growth engine. Ibrahim Youssry Microsoft Regional General Manager MEA MCC put's it this way. "Our success comes with success to our partner ecosystem. To

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Change-Makers

Ghanaian Teacher one of ten Change-Makers who inspired Microsoft CEO in 2018

Ghanaian Teacher, Richard Owura Kwadwo Hottish Akoto Appiah, one of ten Change-Makers who inspired Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella in 2018 10 Change-Makers that inspired Satya Nadella in 2018 Satya nadella has named Richard 'Owura Kwadwo Hottish' Akoto as part of individuals and teams who inspired him in 2018. The CEO of

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Innovation Africa 2018

Microsoft signs MoU with Zimbabwe Ministry of Education at Innovation Africa 2018

At Innovation Africa 2018 Microsoft signs MoU to create modern classrooms that drives innovation, performance and growth.   Microsoft signs partnership with the Zimbabwe Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education at Innovation Africa Summit 2018. The partnership will see it assist the Zimbabwean government in "crating modern classrooms that drive innovation, performance

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Microsoft East Africa signs MoU with Ministry of ICT & National Guidance Uganda

Microsoft signs MoU with Ministry of ICT & National Guidance Uganda Microsoft has signed a partnership with the Ugandan ministry of ICT in what it calls strategic. The partnership, Microsoft says aims to create a sustainable, scalable project and initiatives that will leverage Microsoft technologies. The Uganda Ministry of ICT and

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