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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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Dynamics 365 Business Central

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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Coca-Cola Africa Microsoft

Coca-Cola is unifying operations, streamlining pricing with Microsoft tools

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is collaborating with pricing and rebate management experts Flintfox, and Microsoft to modernise how it uses technology. This is part of an ongoing digital transformation programme at its bottling plants. The collaboration will help the bottling giant retire legacy solutions, to better manage pricing and overcome

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Meet the first student team from Africa to win the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition

For the first time in the 19 year history of the Microsoft student competition, a team from Africa are the World Champions. The student team from Kenya beat three other teams to lift the prestigious trophy. The Student Team Khushi Gupta, Jeet Gohil, Dharmik Karania and Abdihamid Ali are computer science

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Microsoft Game of Learners

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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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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digital skills

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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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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innovation fund africa

AECF launches innovation fund to unlock the potential of renewable energy in Africa

African Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is announcing a US$1.2 million innovation fund to unlock the potential of renewable energy to create new business opportunities in Africa. Entrepreneurs and Businesses using renewable energy located in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe can apply for funding. The deadline for

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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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