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Microsoft Game of Learners

Team Bloom wins Microsoft Game of Learners virtual hackathon

After weeks of gruelling teamwork, Microsoft announces team Bloom as winners of the second season of its Africa Development Center (ADC) Game of Learners Virtual Hackathon. Team kaizen came in second place and Team Tulearn came in third to complete the winning three teams. Season 2 of the Microsoft ADC

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60 students across Nigeria and Kenya participate in Microsoft Hackathon

12 teams made up of 60 university students across Kenya and Nigeria are participating in the second season of the Microsoft Africa Development Center, Game of Learners (GOL) virtual hackathon. Over five weeks, the teams will take on the challenge of solving the education accessibility problems in Africa using technology.

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Zimbabwean company gets Microsoft OEM certification, produces Infinity laptop and desktop computers

Picture: Tawanda Mudimu A Zimbabwean company, Zimbabwe Information Technology Company (ZITCO) has received Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) certification from Microsoft to produce Windows 10 devices. The ZITCO assembled devices are named Infinity and will bear the mathematical infinity logo. The company will produce laptops, desktop computers and tablets. It will

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digital skills

1.1M Africans acquire digital skills during COVID-19

Microsoft is announcing it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories acquire digital skills. Out of this, over one million learners across Africa participated in the Microsoft Global Skills program. The global skills initiative offers free online courses across Microsoft, LinkedIn, and GitHub learning platforms. It

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30 million learners participate in the free Microsoft digital skills initiative

Over 30.7 million people across the globe have participated in the free Microsoft global digital skills initiative. The company says this sharing an update on the initiative's progress nine months on. An increase from the 10 million reached in September last year and surpasses the planned target of 25 million.

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My ambition is to help adopt and accelerate Kenya’s digital transformation agenda – Kendi Nderitu

Kendi Nderitu, Microsoft Country Manager for Kenya says "My ambition is to collaborate with the public and private sector to help adopt and accelerate Kenya’s digital transformation agenda". Kendi Ntwiga-Nderitu shared this ambition speaking to Nation Africa in an interview on her career journey. She notes her career journey's ups and

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Surface Book 3 South Africa

A year late, Surface Book 3 now available in the South Africa market

Surface Book 3 is now officially available in South Africa and will retail at R37,999 for the least configuration. The highest configuration of 32GB RAM and 512GB SSD storage retails at R52,999. Consumers will be able to buy the device from Microsoft Surface authorized partner Incredible Connection stores. The device

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Women Techsters Initiative to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills

Microsoft is working with Technology for Social Change and Development Initiative, Tech4Dev, to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills through the Women Techsters initiative. The initiative will will focus on training women and girls in software development, product design, product management, data science and

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Microsoft hires 200 software engineers to work in Kenya ADC

Microsoft announced the launch of its global skills initiative in Kenya today. At the event, Kenya Country Manager, Kendi Ntwiga-Nderitu, disclosed the company has so far hired about 200 software engineers at the Kenya Africa Development Center (ADC) site. The company earlier mentioned plans to recruit 500 software engineers by

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Microsoft Global Skills Initiative formally launches in Kenya

Microsoft officially launches its Global Skills Initiative program in Kenya today. The announcement comes as the company unveils a private sector partnership agreement with Stanbic Kenya and the Kenya Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development. The partnership aims to enhance the employability of Kenyan citizens through digital upskilling to

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