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UmojaHack Africa 2021

1150 students participate in UmojaHack Africa 2021 ML hackathon

More than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa have participated in the UmojaHack Africa 2021 virtual machine learning hackathon. The hackathon organized by Zindi took place on the weekend of 27-28 March. 1150 Students from 21 African countries joined the event participating in three different machine learning challenges. They

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Microsoft is inviting female software engineers in Nigeria and Ghana to participate in a SE skills workshop

Microsoft is announcing a week-long software engineering skills workshop to empower female software engineers living in Ghana and Nigeria. Microsoft's LEAP Apprenticeship program and the Microsoft Africa Development Center bring the event as part of its commitment to empowering women in tech in Africa. It is a virtual hands-on workshop

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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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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. Across five weeks, the teams will take on the challenge of solving the education accessibility problems in Africa using technology.

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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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Kenya student team qualifies for Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship

Four computer science final year students of the United States International University - Africa (USIS) in Kenya will represent the Europe Middle East and Africa region at the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Championship. The students are winners of the healthcare category and one of four teams advancing to the finals

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Accelerex to launch RexPay and RexRetail in Q2 of 2021

Fintech company Accelerex is set to offer Ghanaian Customers more Digital Payment Options with the introduction of RexPay and RexRetail. This comes after the company recently received an enhanced Payment Service Provider (PSP) licence from the Bank of Ghana (BoG). As well as the ISO 27001:2013 and PCI-DSS certifications. Enabling

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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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Wentors, Microsoft to provide mentorship and training to 1,000 women in tech

Wentors is partnering with Microsoft to provide mentorship and training to one thousand women in tech. Through the initiative Microsoft 4Afrika will provide a platform to encourage women working in the technology industry in Africa. Wentors is a global community of women in technology mentoring and nurturing each other through

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