Microsoft’s African Development Centre appoints Catherine Muraga as Managing Director

KENYA – African Development Centre (ADC), Microsoft’s premier engineering hub, has announced the appointment of Catherine Muraga as its Managing Director effective 01 June 2022. Since its inception in Nairobi in 2019, the ADC has grown to over 450 full-time employees working in areas such as software engineering, machine learning, data science, market research, infrastructure, and much more. The ADC…

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Microsoft launches US$100M Development centre in Lagos Nigeria

NIGERIA – American Multinational technology corporation Microsoft, has opened its first US$100 million African Development Center in Lagos, Nigeria. The center, which is located at 24 Glover Road, Ikoyi Lagos will serve as a premier center of engineering for Microsoft, where world-class African talent can create solutions for local and global impact. The launch come nearly three decades after the…

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Microsoft launches its engineering hub in Kenya after three years of successful operation

KENYA – Microsoft’s premier engineering hub, the African Development Centre (ADC), is relocating to its own offices in Nairobi, demonstrating the company’s commitment to the continent. After three years of successful operation in Kenya, the ADC will now be based at Dunhill Towers along Waiyaki Way in its new ultra-modern state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind serving the East…

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Microsoft partners with Tizeti to boost internet speeds & access in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Microsoft, an American multinational technology corporation has partnered with Tizeti, a solar-based internet service provider in West Africa to boost internet speed and access in Nigeria. Tizeti is a fast-growing Wireless Internet service provider in Lagos, Nigeria, delivering high-speed unlimited Wi-Fi Internet access to residential and business customers using wide-area Wi-Fi. Its services are available in Lagos, Ogun,…

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Microsoft announces new initiatives to support 10,000 African startups

AFRICA – Microsoft, a technology corporation, has announced new initiatives to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups. The initiatives will be run under its recently established Africa Transformation Office (ATO) and will also see the tech giant fast-track investment in Africa’s startup ecosystem over the next five years. Microsoft’s recently launched global Founders Hub will now be available to…

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Technology startup The Awareness Company secures equity investment from Microsoft South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The Awareness Company, a technology startup, has been selected for Microsoft South Africa’s AgriTech Programme, securing equity investment in the process. It is the agricultural aspect that Microsoft South Africa is interested in, and the company has selected The Awareness Company as the beneficiary of its AgriTech Programme. The programme’s main objective is to drive digital transformation…

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Microsoft appoints Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as strategic partner lead for Africa

AFRICA – Microsoft, a technology and software company, has appointed Ghanaian corporate expert, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, as the strategic partner lead for Africa at its new Africa Transformation Office. Kyerematen-Jimoh will be responsible to build strategic partnerships with governments, telecommunications operators, financial institutions and international firms operating across Africa. The agreements will also extend to financial institutions, Telco operators, the UN,…

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Liquid and Microsoft partner to launch a video conferencing platform

ZIMBABWE – Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technology, has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a videoconferencing platform, OneVoice, which will allow Microsoft Teams to dial a landline or mobile phone. The new product comes at a time internet-based calling is gaining in popularity as people conduct more of their business online through platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp and…

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Microsoft appoints Ola Williams as new Country Manager for Nigeria

NIGERIA – Microsoft, a technology corporation, has announced the appointment of Ola Williams as the new Country Manager for Nigeria. In her new role, Ola will lead Microsoft efforts to accelerate Nigeria’s Digital transformation and cloud adoption across all our customer segments. She will work to identify new opportunities and mobilize internal organization resources as well as external stakeholders. “I’m…

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Ecobank, consortium partner to provide SMEs with digital skills and knowledge

AFRICA – Ecobank Group, a pan-African banking group, in partnership with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy is set to provide training to equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa. This training will provide SMEs digital skills and knowledge to succeed in today’s digital world. SMEs have been significantly impacted by the COVID19 pandemic with its attendant lockdowns…

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