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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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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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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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We are committed to ensuring farming communities are equipped with AI, IoT, edge computing tools – Microsoft

Microsoft hosts a media round table event throwing light on its endeavours in the agricultural sector in Africa. With partners, Amiran Kenya Limited and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) joining Microsoft to share on their partnership journey in Kenya. At a time where industries are called to relook

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Cutting-edge technology can drive Africa towards a food-secure future

Amrote Abdella, Regional Director Microsoft 4Afrika, believes cutting-edge technology such as data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa. Find out more on why she believes this through partner activities and programs across Africa. One of most the prominent challenges facing Africa is providing food security for

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New head for Microsoft 4Afrika graduates and IT pros skills program

Former Microsoft Enterprise Skills Program Manager, Martin Ndlovu, assumes the new role of head of Skills Development of Microsoft's Africa graduates and IT professionals skills program, SkillsLab. In his new role, Martin will be responsible for creating and running programs that drive upskilling of graduates and IT professionals across

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What is it like being a Microsoft software engineer in Africa? Find out amazing experiences, products they are building

Update: New date for Nigeria event announced.Watch the full Kenya event below. Join Microsoft Africa Development Center software engineer and program managers as they share their journey and experiences. Also, get to know the Microsoft product and services they are and have been working on. Finally, find out what it will

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Microsoft announces new Africa Research Institute to improve productivity in work, health, society

Microsoft announces a new Africa Research Institute (MARI) as its latest investment on the continent. The Microsoft Africa Research Institute according to the company will focus on foundational research to improve productivity in areas such as work, health and society. The research institute will be co-located in the Microsoft Africa

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Microsoft Africa Development Center software engineers celebrate one year of working for the company

July 2020 signalled a milestone for Microsoft in Africa and most importantly local software engineers working with the company. Microsoft celebrated one year of hiring African software engineers to work in its Africa based global development center. https://twitter.com/donasarkar/status/1154687816821039106?s=20 Some of these software engineers took to social media to share the one-year anniversary

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