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United Arab Emirates

Microsoft launch two new cloud regions in the United Arab Emirates

Microsoft Cloud datacenter regions now available in the United Arab Emirates to help fuel future economic ambitions as well as deliver increased performance for customers and partners in the Middle East. Today, Microsoft took a significant step in its support of digital transformation across the Middle East, as it launched

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Caleb Ndaka

Caleb Ndaka, Kenyan Windows Insider, is teaching students and teachers computer basics and how to code in rural Kenya

Windows #Insiders4Good East Africa Fellow Caleb Ndaka is changing his world. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); "You’ll see him sometimes, walking village to village in rural Kenya, 5 laptops strapped to his back." This how Caleb Ndaka conceived Kids Comp Camp. An organization serving remote communities with

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Internship positions

Microsoft Interns4Afrika open positions in Nigeria

We are listing open positions in Nigeria in the Microsoft Interns4Afrika initiative. Microsoft 4Afrika's internship initiative provides real employment opportunities to talented young professionals in Sales, Marketing and IT Technical Support tracks. A response to demand from its software distribution and development partners across Africa and the Middle East. Do you

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Kenya and Nigeria

Microsoft to make big reveal in Kenya and Nigeria. What’s next for Microsoft in Africa?

Alex Kipman Introduces Hololens 2 Update: Microsoft announces Africa Development Center sites in Kenya and Nigeria In a teaser post on Microsoft's social pages, the company shared "Something great is coming to Nairobi, Kenya! and Something great is coming to Lagos, Nigeria!, Watch this space to learn more". The big announcements are

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Equity Equivalent Investment Programme

Microsoft announce evolved multi-million dollar Equity Equivalent Investment Programme in South Africa

Microsoft announce evolved Equity Equivalent Investment Programme to drive digital transformation and create economic empowerment in South Africa. Seven years on after launching the Microsoft Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), the company evolves the programme. Microsoft announced the EEIP in 2011 where they committed 7 years to support black owned

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Africa Datacenters

Microsoft’s Africa datacenters go live in South Africa

Microsoft Announces Africa Datacenters are available. Its Africa Cloud Regions are live. Today, Microsoft announced its Africa datacenters are live. The two Datacenters located in South Africa will bring Microsoft's total available and announced cloud regions to 54. Microsoft says the datacenters will begin to generally offer Azure service followed

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ecosystem

Microsoft’s drive to build a self sustainable startup ecosystem across Africa and the Middle East

Microsoft last year changed its business approach to dealing with Partners. Introducung a new win win strategy. A startegy where Microsoft see's its partners as its growth engine. Ibrahim Youssry Microsoft Regional General Manager MEA MCC put's it this way. "Our success comes with success to our partner ecosystem. To

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Change-Makers

Ghanaian Teacher one of ten Change-Makers who inspired Microsoft CEO in 2018

Ghanaian Teacher, Richard Owura Kwadwo Hottish Akoto Appiah, one of ten Change-Makers who inspired Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella in 2018 10 Change-Makers that inspired Satya Nadella in 2018 Satya nadella has named Richard 'Owura Kwadwo Hottish' Akoto as part of individuals and teams who inspired him in 2018. The CEO of

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AI for Earth

Kenya and Uganda projects receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grant

3 Kenyan and Ugandan projects receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grant to support research and scientific discovery with AI technologies. Microsoft announces new recipients of its AI for Earth Innovation award. A joint $1.2M grant program offered by Microsoft and National Geographic to 11 grantees. AI

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azure datacenters

Microsoft’s Johannesburg and Cape Town Azure Datacenters weeks away from going live

Africa's Microsoft Azure datacenters will be live soon, before year ends    UPDATE: 6/March/2019  Johannesburg and Cape Town Azure Datacenters finally go live.  UPDATE:  It's been reported that the planned 2018 initial availability of Microsoft's datacenters didn't go live because of "the inability of a third-party supplier to deliver to specification". It is however expected

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