Oracle partners with Orange to build cloud regions in Senegal and Ivory Coast

Oracle partners with Orange to build cloud regions in Senegal and Ivory Coast

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Oracle and Orange are announcing an agreement to accelerate cloud-led digital transformation in West Africa. The collaboration will see the companies build Oracle’s Cloud regions using Orange’s infrastructure in Senegal and Ivory Coast. This they say aligns with their common objective of ensuring that all customer data is hosted locally. Providing customers with cloud services that meet their data latency and performance requirements. This comes a few weeks after Oracle announced that it has chosen Johannesburg, South Africa as the site of its first African datacentre. The company is currently planning to launch 13 new cloud regions across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.

The companies will jointly offer cloud services for enterprises and public sector organizations in West Africa. Starting with offerings in Senegal and Ivory Coast. For this initiative, Orange plans to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to complement its portfolio of enterprise-grade managed cloud services.

The planned joint go-to-market model is intended to support West African enterprises and public organizations in addressing the challenge of digital transformation. Through advanced cloud services, enabling operational efficiency, lower costs and high-security standards.

The two companies also plan to collaborate on a project to migrate part of Orange’s internal applications onto Oracle Cloud. In order to generate greater efficiencies through digitalization, particularly in administrative processes. Discussions are ongoing to define the scope, conditions and feasibility of this strategic step. Oracle and Orange also intend to jointly promote their health solutions, especially in the area of vaccination.

We strongly believe that digital technology is a catalyst for economic transformation on the African continent says Alioune Ndiaye, Chairman and CEO, Orange Middle-East and Africa. Contributing to sustainable employment and socio-economic development, he adds. “Cloud infrastructure is one of the key solutions Orange brings to companies and public institutions in its role as a multi-service operator. Oracle’s industry-recognized solutions should bring additional value to Orange’s Cloud portfolio.”

With improved bandwidth access and increased awareness of the benefits of cloud computing, organizations in the West and Sub-Saharan Africa region have begun exploring migrating workloads to the cloud. This initiative with Orange is an important step toward introducing world-class cloud infrastructure in the region,” said Clay Magouyrk, executive vice president, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

As organizations in West Africa start their digital transformations, we look forward to joining with Orange to offer a rich portfolio of cloud infrastructure services,” says Jonathan Tikochinsky, executive vice president, Global Strategic Clients Group at Oracle. “This partnership brings the power of Oracle’s OCI services and Orange’s extensive managed cloud services that will empower organizations to take advantage of the efficiency, cost savings and increased security that the cloud provides.”

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DynExcAfrica, Microsoft bring digital skills to girls in northern Cote d’Ivoire

DynExcAfrica, Microsoft bring digital skills to girls in northern Cote d’Ivoire


DynExcAfrica brings digital skills training to girls in northern Cote d’Ivoire with support from Microsoft Philanthropies. The initiative dubbed DynExcAfrica STEM Tour, skilled six hundred and seventy two girls across M’bengué, Dikodougou, Sinématiali and Korhogo.

The tour is an initiative by DynExcAfrica to encourage girls pursure STEM programs. With the aim of bridging the digital divide, Fognon Maimouna KONE, founder of the initiative shares. She also seeks to reach girls in underserved areas of Côte d’Ivoire with the training.

She notes the initiative is an opportunity for girls outside the capital city to familiarize themselves with digital technology and become agents of technological evolution in Africa.


Ce que nous recherchons c’est de réduire la fracture numérique féminine qui est très forte dans des villes en dehors de la capitale. Donner la chance aux de se familiariser avec le numérique et être des actrices principales de l’évolution technologique en Afrique car elles ont le potentiel. Leur faire connaitre les challenges de la technologie, le monde de la programmation. Permettre aux filles d’apprendre à travers  la pratique la magie de la science afin qu’elles n’aient plus peur de la série scientifique.

Other partners of the tour include Learning for all,  Simplon CI,  We Fly Agri,  AfricaBot and BoraKids.

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Looking for an Internship Opportunity? Check out the Microsoft 4Afrika Skills Initiative for Africa

Looking for an Internship Opportunity? Check out the Microsoft 4Afrika Skills Initiative for Africa

Are you looking for a way to kick start your career? Looking to build some work experience in a thriving environment?


The Interns4Afrika internship program offers talented young people a unique experience with a dynamic and agile technology organization on the African continent. Whether you’re aspiring for a future in sales, marketing or technology, this is your chance to kick-start your future. – 4Afrika

There are internship opportunities all across Africa from the initiative.

Do you live in Kenya, Ghana, Namibia, Mauritius, Rwanda, Nigeria, Tunisia, Tanzania, Togo, Cote D’Ivoire, Uganda? Get to be  an IT Support Tech, Sales or Marketing intern.

With this offer you will work for 6 months with a Microsoft partner on real projects. You’ll collaborate and learn from your colleagues. Got more question to ask about the Interns4Afrika program, check out the FAQ’s 

Kindly click on the link which will take you to the Microsoft 4Afrika skills page. Search for your country and type of internship you’ll prefer. Sign up and fill away.

For Ghana folks kindly visit our earlier post on internship options in Accra.

All the best to you as you apply. If you do get in, come back and share the experience with us?