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130K users enrol in the Coding for Employment digital skills program

The African Development Bank, AfDB, is announcing the enrolment of 130,000 users in its Coding for Employment digital skills program. The digital skills training platform was launched in December 2019 in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and Microsoft. The milestone comes as it works to equip African youth with information

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Ecobank Group partners with Microsoft to upskill SMEs in 33 countries in Africa

Ecobank, the pan-African banking group, is partnering with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy to train and equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa. The training will provide SMEs with digital skills and knowledge to reach their full potential. As well as play a vital role in driving Africa’s

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Microsoft Partner Africa Winners 2020

2021 Microsoft Partner of the year Africa Award winners

Microsoft is announcing its partner of the year award winners and here is a list of winning organizations in Africa. The announcement comes ahead of Microsoft Inspire 2021 where it will celebrate exemplary achievements from across its global partner ecosystem. Microsoft Inspire 2021 partner event, is set to take place

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Dynamics 365 Business Central is now available in Africa and the Middle East

Dynamics 365 Business Central the Microsoft business management solution for small and mid-sized organizations (SMBs) is coming to Africa and the Middle East. The solution will launch in Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and Lebanon over this month. Dynamics 365 Business Central lets SMBs automate and streamline their business operations.

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Microsoft appoints Salima Amira as Country Manager for Morocco

Microsoft announces the appointment of Salima Amira as Country Manager for its operations in Morocco. In her new role as Country Manager, Salima will conceptualise strategies, allocate resources, oversee engagements, and highlight Microsoft’s work in Morocco. She is tasked with developing and maintaining relationships within the regional sales and marketing

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Standard Bank partners with Microsoft to establish the African Digital Foundry

Standard Bank and Microsoft announce a strategic partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of Africa’s largest financial institution and further drive the continent’s growth. The Bank’s growing investment in the Microsoft Cloud will enable the innovation, efficiencies, and resilience required to respond to market dynamics and customer needs. This partnership builds

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Team Bloom wins Microsoft Game of Learners virtual hackathon

After weeks of gruelling teamwork, Microsoft announces team Bloom as winners of the second season of its Africa Development Center (ADC) Game of Learners Virtual Hackathon. Team kaizen came in second place and Team Tulearn came in third to complete the winning three teams. Season 2 of the Microsoft ADC

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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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