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Microsoft Airband Initiative

Microsoft announce 2018 Microsoft Airband Initiative grant Africa recipients

Meet the grant recipients of the 2018 Microsoft Airband Initiative Microsoft has announced the eight early-stage companies selected for its third annual Airband Grant Fund. This year 3 companies from Africa become grant recipients. These are ColdHubs - Nigeria, MeshPower - Rwanda and Agsol - Kenya. This brings the total number of

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Ibrahim Youssry

Ibrahim Youssry to head Microsoft’s new Middle East and Africa Multi Country Cluster subsidiary

Press Release: Microsoft has appointed Ibrahim Youssry as Regional General Manager of Microsoft MEA Multi Country Cluster (MCC).  This new subsidiary spans the full African continent (except for South Africa and Egypt), the Indian Ocean Islands, as well as Levant and Pakistan. Youssry brings over thirty years of professional experience and industry

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digital skills

Microsoft joins initiative on boosting digital skills and employability of Africa youth

Microsoft among partners sealing Africa youth digital skills gap  Microsoft has joined other partners in the Coding for Employment program – an initiative seeking to bridge the digital skills divide among the youth in Africa. Under the program by African Development Bank (ADB), the youth will be equipped with demand-driven Information

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internship opportunity

Internship Opportunity with Microsoft 4Afrika Skills Initiative for Africa

Microsoft is offering you an internship opportunity to kick start your career and help you build some work experience in a thriving environment. The Interns4Afrika skills initiative program offers young people an experience with a Microsoft partner in the region. You get to join these organizations in your home country and

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software testing centre

Microsoft opens Africa’s first Software Testing Centre in Kenya, in partnership with Techno Brain Limited

Microsoft partners with Techno Brain Limited to launch Africa's first Software Testing Centre in Kenya  Microsoft's partnership with Techno Brain Limited will bring it's software testing and quality assurance centre to Africa. This means Techno Brian engineers will get early access to the latest Windows operating system builds. They'll perform complex

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AppFactory

Microsoft’s AppFactory program is Empowering Africa’s young developers with skills and modern technologies

Microsoft 4Afrika Academy dean, Lutz Ziob talks about the AppFactory Program The idea of the Microsoft 4Afrika AppFactory is to bridge the gap of Africans who understand and use modern technologies and platforms. Making them highly employable with modern developer and digital skills in this era of digital transformation. Microsoft started with

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Empowering refugees

Empowering refugees in Malawi through the Microsoft AppFactory initiative with UNHCR

The Microsoft AppFactory initiative with UNHCR is empowering refugees to create applications that solve real challenges faced by their community  Noah Ndahirwa and his friends are developing a software which will digitalise operations at the Dzaleka Camp Clinic. The clinic like many other rural clinics still work manually. The Dzaleka Microsoft AppFactory is

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Microsoft delivers on promise

Microsoft delivers on promise, Equips rural school with All-Inclusive Computer Lab

In partnership with local education partners, Microsoft has delivered on its promis to equip rural school with equipment   We shared on the story of the teacher who drew Microsoft Word on a chalkboard and got Microsoft's attention. Microsoft's promised to provide tools through its local partners in Ghana.  Microsoft then hosted

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AppFactory in Nanyuki

Microsoft 4AFrika, Mawingu Networks partner to develop local skills with AppFactory in Nanyuki, Kenya

Microsoft launches new AppFactory in Nanyuki, Kenya in partnership with Mawingu Networks Ltd This new partnership with Mawingu Networks will help develop Digital skills, Coding capabilities and employability of graduates in Nanyuki. It will also work with local businesses to develop unique solutions that meet their specific needs. Microsoft 4Afrika's initiative focuses

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