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east africa fellowship

Microsoft outdoors 20 Social Businesses in #Insiders4Good East African Fellowship Program

The East Africa Fellowship of Microsoft's 2nd cohort of the Insiders4Good program is under way. 20 ideas were selected from as many entrants from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Microsoft announced the Insiders4Good East Africa fellowship earlier this year during NexTech Africa summit in Nairobi. It came off the success of the first fellowship held in Nigeria. The

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affordable access

6 African Entrepreneurs awarded Grants in 2nd Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative

6 companies from Africa have qualified to receive funding in Microsoft's second Affordable Access Initiative grant fund project.   “My dream is to enable local entrepreneurs have low-cost connectivity solutions. So that those entrepreneurs can solve their own last-mile problems versus waiting for the largess of some other company.” — Satya Nadella,

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2017 online finals

South Africa and Uganda teams Win Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 Online Finals to qualify for World Finals in Seattle

Two teams from Africa qualified for the 2017 Microsoft Imagine Cup World finals by submitting applications through the online finals.   Teams from Uganda and South Africa have qualified to participate in this years Microsoft Imagine Cup world finals. Team LabTECH Innovation from Uganda and BITSplease from South Africa landed 2 out of the 3

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Xbox One X

Microsoft announces Xbox One X, showcases 42 games with exclusives at E3 2017

Microsoft has announced the next Xbox one gaming console. Xbox One X super spec'd and comes with everything thing right this time around, after listening to feedback. Microsoft announced a number of stuffs at the Xbox briefing of this years Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3), taking place at the Los Angeles Convention

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Microsoft Educator

Microsoft Educator Exchange E² Africa event in Johannesburg, South Africa

Over 50 educators from across the African sub region participated in this years Microsoft Educator Exchange Africa event in Johannesburg, South Africa. Microsoft Educator Exchange E², is an educational event that recognises and celebrates the achievements of educators.  Who combine content, pedagogy, and technology in ways to prepare students for success. This

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AppFactory

Microsoft 4Afrika AppFactory Academy Launched in Ethiopia in Partnership with Wollo University and Tulane University

Microsoft 4Afrika AppFactory Academy launched in Ethiopia. The AppFactory Academy is in partnership with Wollo University, Kombokcha Institute of Technology campus(KIOT) and Tulane University - CGHE. The Microsoft AppFactory Academy is an internship program that empowers developers and technology entrepreneurs. The 9th of it's kind in Africa with others already running in South

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#PEBECHack

Nigeria FG introduces #PEBECHack Hackathons series to deliver smart solutions to promote Ministry accountability and transparency

Nigeria's federal government council tasked to implement reforms PEBEC, is organizing a series of hackathons, #PEBECHack. Delivering smart solutions to check and promote accountability and transparency in government ministries and agencies.   Are you a developer, coder, engineer, techie, designer with a passion to help make business work in Nigeria and keep government honest? This looks like

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Microsoft South Africa

Microsoft South Africa hosts Windows 10 Creators Event with a splash of Art

Microsoft South Africa brought together a number of invited guest to the Artjamming gallery where they talked about technology, art and creativity. The event was to share with participant new features released in the Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft released Windows 10 Creators Update to the public on April 11th this

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shanghai

May 23rd #MicrosoftEvent in Shanghai, China – Microsoft Surface Pro, Windows 10 China Government Edition and more

Microsoft is hosting an Event in Shanghai, China May 23rd 2017. It's not yet clear as Microsoft hasn't shed any light on what'll be happening but rumors are saying a lot of stuff.  We'll bring you all the updates from the event. The Microsoft event in Shanghai, China coming up later

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