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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 Teams Announces New Features

Tech megacorp Microsoft has announced a wide range of new features and capabilities for Microsoft Teams and Microsoft 365 at its recent Build 2022 developer conference. Teams Live Share and Loop components were among the biggest announcements, making it easier to...

Microsoft Edge is Getting a Free VPN – Everything We Know

Microsoft will soon launch a free virtual private network (VPN) to its Edge internet browser, according to a support page detailing the upcoming service. This comes through a partnership the tech empire has with Cloudflare. The service will be known...

You Can Now Translate To & From isiZulu Across the Entire Microsoft Ecosystem

Microsoft has added isiZulu to its Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Translator, enabling text and documents to be translated to and from South Africa’s most-spoken official language across the entire Microsoft ecosystem of products and services. isiZulu joins Kiswahili as the...

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...

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. Vodacom launches an AWS lab in South Africa, E& announces plans to expand from the UAE to Africa and further...

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...
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