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Microsoft targets lack of investment, affordable access to finance in a new AfDB partnership

Microsoft is announcing that it is expanding its partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support Africa’s young entrepreneurs facing a lack of investment and affordable access to finance under the bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks (YEIB) Initiative. The expanded partnership seeks to support the establishment of national-level institutions through

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Microsoft to introduce new innovations at October 12 event

Microsoft will host an event on October 12 2022 at 2 pm GMT, 5 pm EAT and make some announcements. The company put out a "save the date" invite with the details "Watch live to see what’s next [at] 10 am ET on October 12, 2022". The invite poster doesn't

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Tecno introduces CAMON 19 Pro Mondrian with sunlight drawing technology

Tecno has partnered with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to launch the special edition CAMON 19 Pro Mondrian. The device comes with a "sunlight drawing" or light sensing technology that allows the phone to change colours. It is inspired by the beauty of lines and colour of Piet Mondrian,

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New iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra – Apple September 2022 event in 2 minutes

Apple introduces the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra, the new Apple Watch SE, and the second generation AirPods Pro at its September 2022 event. Watch the Apple Event September 7, 2022 announcements in less

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Kunle Awosika heads Microsoft Africa Transformation Office in new company reorg

Microsoft names Kunle Awosika as the new Managing Director of the Africa Transformation Office (ATO) in a new reorganization to optimize its operations in Africa to scale impact. He succeeds Wael Elkabbany, who now heads Microsoft's new Africa Regional Cluster (ARC) subsidiary. Kunle will lead the ATO subsidiary with a

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Airtel brings Microsoft Cloud Services to businesses in Uganda

Airtel Uganda is partnering with Microsoft and Microsoft partner, MC3 Cloud to improve the productivity of businesses in Uganda. Giving them access to Microsoft's Cloud Services that will help to improve their business operations while maintaining good security. The partnership will help businesses concentrate on the delivery of their core business,

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2022 Ecobank Fintech Challenge opens with $50K prize money

Ecobank Group is announcing the launch of the 2022 Ecobank Fintech Challenge which offers early-stage and mature startups the potential to partner with Ecobank across 33 African countries. Applications for the fifth edition are open from now until September 16th. The finals and awards ceremony will take place in October 2022. The

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Azure Availability Zones now generally available in Microsoft UAE datacenters

Microsoft is announcing the general availability of Azure Availability Zones in its United Arab Emirates(UAE) datacenters in Dubai. The investment will enhance the competitiveness of UAE businesses through the vital provision of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. This reinforces Microsoft’s commitment to the UAE government, its business community, and

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