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Algerian youth get a career kick-start with Djazair Ta3mal
Posted by Lyes Lamri, Citizenship Programs Manager for Algeria Youth unemployment in the Arab world is an acute problem and, according to the Arab Labour Organisation, stands at 30% - the highest rate of any region worldwide. In Algeria, it’s not much lower at 24%. There is a deep pool of resources...
26 Aug 2015
How Microsoft Windows Azure can save your start-up time and money
By Dele Akinsade, Server and Tools Business Group Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa Those of you who move in IT circles might have heard of Microsoft Azure. But it’s not just for the IT savvy – in fact, Azure is the perfect cloud-based platform for any business owner, small or large. If your...
17 Mar 2015
Where Have Africa's Future Builders Gone?
Posted by Louis Otieno Regional Director, Business Development & Strategy for Microsoft Africa Original source: This is Africa - Where Have Africa's Future Builders Gone? "Young people around the world are facing an emerging opportunity divide between those who have access to a good education...
21 Sep 2012
Standing still is falling behind: a little insight into Windows XP End of Support
By Kevin Connolly, Windows Business Group Manager for Microsoft Sub-Saharan Africa & Indian Ocean Islands To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. ~ Henri Bergson The news has been out for a while but if you haven’t heard, take note...
16 May 2013
SMBs Keep Africa’s Economy Moving
Posted by Robert Kayihura Director - Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Microsoft understands the importance of small and medium businesses (SMBs) to Africa’s economy, which is why in November we launched Keep Your Business Moving . This online program is designed to provide advice to...
23 Jan 2013
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...
24 Jul 2012
Posted by Aben Kovoor Area Lead, Developer & Platform Group, Microsoft Middle East & Africa To help accelerate the success of entrepreneurs and early stage startups across the African continent, we were proud to announce our support last month for the LIONS@FRICA initiative in partnership...
27 Jun 2012
Building Your Own Business? A New Curriculum Helps Young People Find Success
Guest Post by William S. Reese President and CEO, International Youth Foundation Micro and small businesses are enormously important, serving as engines of economic growth in communities across the globe. In developing African countries in particular, small start ups – when successful –...
13 Feb 2012
Microsoft accelerates tech growth in Africa with Dev Camps
Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer Platforms Evangelism Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands Developers are crucial to Africa’s digital development. Without local developers to rely on, Africa would struggle to gain ground in an increasingly digital global economy. And, they are...
29 Apr 2013
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