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GitHub Sponsors is now available to open source developers in Africa

GitHub announces the availability of GitHub Sponsors in 30 new regions including six located in Africa. The GitHub initiative is now available to open source developers and organizations in Kenya, Gambia, Egypt, South Africa, Tunisia and Morocco. Developers and creators located in these countries can start receiving financial support for

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Safaricom, Microsoft launch Digital Talent Program to address talent shortage

Safaricom is partnering with technology sector partners such as Microsoft, Google and Amazon(AWS) to launch the Digital Talent Program to address talent supply shortage and mismatch and create a sustainable talent pipeline to position Kenya as the leading hub for tech talent in Africa. The program plans to upskill 1,000

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Sell Harvest wins N2.5M at Microsoft Agro-Tech Hackathon NG

Sell harvest, an agritech solution by Team Software Chasers emerges winner of the first Microsoft Agro-Tech Hackathon in Nigeria. The team wins two and a half million Naira as prize money, mentorship and technical support from Microsoft. It will also join the Microsoft Global Social Entrepreneurship program to develop into

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PayAngel to innovate faster with the Microsoft Founders Hub opportunity

PayInc Group Limited, trading as PayAngel is announcing its selection into the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub program. A Microsoft program that seeks to remove traditional barriers that startups face when building a company. PayAngel believes the program will help them innovate faster and accelerate their growth. The company offers

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Microsoft opens new innovation hub in Lusail, Qatar

Microsoft has opened a new advanced innovation hub in Lusail City as it seeks to increase its investments in Qatar. The new office facility is located at the Burj Alfardan in Lusail City. One of Qatar's planned cities along the Arabian Gulf in the southern part of the municipality of Al

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Dell XPS 13 2022 laptop, thin, light, high premium performance

Dell is announcing the XPS 13 (9315) laptop, its 2022 refresh of the popular Dell XPS series. The new XPS 13 the company says is its thinnest and lightest 13-inch XPS. It offers high premium performance with the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors which makes multitasking easy. It also

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Dynabook Portégé X40-K laptop, lightweight, powerful and secure

Dynabook, previously operating as Toshiba PC is announcing the Dynabook Portégé X40-K laptop. A lightweight ultra-premium 14" modern workplace laptop running the latest Intel 12th Gen P-Series 28W processor. It promises consumers great performance and productivity, portability and robust security. The Dynabook Portégé X40-K laptop embodies a crafted dark blue

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Kenya students win 2022 Microsoft Imagine Cup EMEA regional competition

Sandra Makena and Amanda Flavia, undergraduate students of Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT), Nyeri, Kenya, have emerged Earth Category winners of the 2022 Microsoft Imagine Cup Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regional competition. They are awarded USD2500 cash and USD2500 in Microsoft Azure credits in prizes. Sandra and Amanda,

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What specifications should you care about in a gaming laptop?

With the popularity of streaming reaching an all-time high, the demand for gaming laptops has gone off the roof. Owning one is coming to be seen as a necessity, but getting yourself one might be a lot harder than you’d have anticipated. There are a lot of parts that go

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A creative space to bring new ideas to life, Microsoft opens The Garage in Africa

In November last year, we hinted that Microsoft was bringing The Garage program to Africa. Months on the company is officially launching the innovation hub and creative space to engage with the broader academic, start-up and local tech ecosystem to develop and bring new impactful ideas to life. Microsoft The

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