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Microsoft Strengthens its Partnership with the African Development Bank

Microsoft is expanding its partnership with the African Development Bank to support Africa’s youth entrepreneurs under the bank’s Youth Entrepreneurship Investment Banks (YEIB) Initiative. Through its African Transformation Office (ATO), Microsoft will work with the bank to develop youth entrepreneurship...

A New Leader for Microsoft’s Africa Transformation Office

Microsoft's African Transformation Office (ATO) announced today that Microsoft veteran Kunle Awosika has been appointed to the position of MD for the Office as previous MD Wael Elkabbany steps into a new role heading up the Africa Regional Cluster. The...

These Major Microsoft Apps Will Now Be Intergrated Into Sage’s Network

Today, Sage, a market leader in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has announced an expanded partnership with tech giant Microsoft. The news includes plans to integrate Microsoft Business Products, including Microsoft 365 and...

Microsoft Involved in Alleged Widespread Corruption in Africa, says Whistleblower

On Friday, a former employee of Microsoft wrote an essay that was published on Lioness, a whistleblower website, alleging that corruption in the company has become widespread across Africa and the Middle East. In 2019, the tech giant company together...

Kenyatta Unveils Microsoft’s New $27-Million Development Centre in Nairobi

On Thursday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled the completed $27-million Microsoft Africa Development Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, expressing optimism that the facility will bolster the Kenyan government’s quest to secure high-tech jobs in the digital space for the youth. Speaking...

Tizeti Partners Microsoft to Boost High-Speed Internet in Nigeria

Microsoft, the US-founded tech megacorp, and West African solar-based internet service provider Tizeti have announced a new collaboration to boost high-speed internet in Nigeria with the "Airband initiative". The initiative will see the rollout of high-speed Airband internet infrastructure in...

Microsoft Startup Accelerator: The 12 African Startups Chosen So Far

Flapmax announced today the twelve companies selected for the first cohort of the FAST startup accelerator, created to help strengthen and scale Africa’s digital ecosystem in partnership with US tech titan Microsoft. Flapmax’s twelve-week startup accelerator begins March 21st. The...

Microsoft Promises to Support 10,000 African Start-Ups Over the Next 5 Years

International tech powerhouse Microsoft has announced new initiatives to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups and fast-track investment in Africa’s startup ecosystem over the next five years. According to the announcement, these new initiatives will be under the remit...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. Black Friday comes ever closer as MTN releases a bevy of specials across its mobile data offerings. Sony releases a...

Microsoft Launches New Office for “African Transformation,” Names Director

Microsoft, the worldwide tech giant is establishing the Africa Transformation Office as part of doubling down on its investment in the continent, as well as an effort to continue enabling digital transformation "powered by Africans for Africa." The company has...
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