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  • Blog Post: Best of Africa at Imagine Cup 2012

    Posted by Dele Akinsade , Developer and Platform Evangelist, West, East and Central Africa “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” – Albert Einstein Marking Imagine Cup’s ten-year anniversary in 2012, Microsoft is celebrating the 1.4 million (and...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup: the journey continues

    Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer and Platform Evangelist, West, East and Central Africa I can’t believe Imagine Cup 2012 has come and gone again, after months of build-up and excitement. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to be part of the journey and to engage with the talented...
  • Blog Post: Malawi 2.0: Back to make a difference

    Posted by John Nielsen GM, EMEA Customer Service and Support Around this time last year , I accompanied a team of ten Microsoft engineers from the EMEA Customer Service and Support team to Blantyre in Malawi to help launch the Malawi Learning Partnership . We installed a network to connect four...
  • Blog Post: Prioritising Education, Employability and the Cloud for Africa

    Posted by Jean-Philippe Courtois President of Microsoft International Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting two African countries – Morocco and Ivory Coast – meeting with business, academic and government leaders in each. My agenda for both countries focused firmly on three topics which...
  • Blog Post: International Women’s Day

    Posted by Cheick Diarra Chairman for Africa African women from all walks of life have demonstrated capabilities and potentials that extend far beyond producing food and raising children. Given their central role not only as mothers and caregivers, but also as farmers and informal traders among others...
  • Blog Post: Digital Access in the Developing World Becomes a Reality Through Partnerships

    Posted by Anthony Salcito Vice President of Worldwide Education, Microsoft Originally posted on Microsoft on the Issues One of the profound privileges of my job is that, every year around this same time, we host the Partners in Learning Global forum – this is the Olympics of innovative education...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Citizenship efforts in Africa acknowledged at 2011 African Business Awards

    Posted by Mteto Nyat i and Hennie Loubser Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa and General Manager, Microsoft WECA respectively Since 1992, when we opened our first office in Africa, we have actively worked to help individuals, communities and nations across the continent thrive and grow. Fuelled...
  • Blog Post: Horn of Africa Crisis

    By Brad Smith , General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs It has been over two months since famine was declared in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, leaving 12.4 million people in need of emergency aid. Every day over 1,500 famine-stricken Somalis arrive in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft leads the transformation of South Africa’s IT industry

    Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa Microsoft South Africa has just received the nod from the South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry indicating that it is now a Level 2 Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) contributor. What this really means, is that the local subsidiary...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s 2010 Citizenship Report Released

    Microsoft recently released its 2010 Annual Report, and this week, we also released our Microsoft 2010 Citizenship Report . The 2010 Microsoft Citizenship Report offers insight on Microsoft’s approach and outlook on economic, social, and environmental issues, as well as reporting on progress...
  • Blog Post: How Africa can become the next Bric

    Posted by Cheick Diarra Chairman for Africa It was with great interest that I recently read an opinion article in the Financial Times on How Africa can become the next Bric , authored by Jim O’Neill, the chief economist at Goldman Sachs, who originally coined the ‘Brics’ acronym...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s 2011 Corporate Social Investment Report: One Microsoft, One Africa

    Posted by Djam Bakhshandegi Citizenship and Partners in Learning Program Manager in Microsoft’s West, East, Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands region Since we opened our first African office in 1992, our work has been fueled by both a passion for this continent, and a belief that technology...
  • Blog Post: Guiding Hand: Helping North African Youth To Fulfil Their Potential

    By Ghada Khalifa , Citizenship and Community Affairs lead, Microsoft Egypt Working in community affairs in Egypt, particularly in the areas of youth education and job support, has been my passion and privilege for many years. Youth unemployment in Egypt stood at 25% in 2010 and evidence suggests that...