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  • Blog Post: Ali Faramawy chats about tech, creativity and teamwork at TeenTech Global Youth Summit

    Can technology transform society and help shape our future? Ali Faramawy, President of Microsoft Middle East and Africa, is ready to answer to this question at the TeenTechSF Global Youth Summit this Saturday, 5 December. The event will be livestreamed to over 1400 students around the world, so be sure...
  • Blog Post: Soft skills and good teachers are just as important as tech in the classroom

    Posted by Editorial Team Technology is clearing the way for better and more effective education solutions. But it can’t replace the ‘essentials’ of good education. This was the focus of Area Director of Education for Microsoft Middle East and Africa, Mark Chaban, when he attended...
  • Blog Post: Egyptian teachers ready to embrace ICT in the classroom

    Posted by the Editorial Team Mark East, General Manager Operations – Microsoft WW Education, recently visited Egypt to meet with government and school leaders to discuss the future of education in the country, and how to solve some of the current challenges. During his visit, Mark was...
  • Blog Post: IT skills give Mauritian NGO’s the tools they need to make a real impact

    Guest blog post by Lindsay Pointu, e-Inclusion Foundation We live in a fast-paced digital era where new technology comes into play every day. For any organisation to flourish, it is essential that it incorporates this technology into its workings to improve productivity and efficiency – and...
  • Blog Post: There’s no limit to what you can achieve as a woman in ICT, says Somtochukwu Ochuba

    Posted by the Editorial Team In the spirit of International Women's Day on 8 March, we are speaking to some of the inspirational women at Microsoft. Somtochukwu Ochuba is one of our MACH's (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) in Nigeria. After spending 2014 as a 4Afrika intern in Nigeria,...
  • Blog Post: Mariam Abdullahi: Always hungry to learn and make an impact in ICT

    Posted by the Editorial Team Microsoft had many reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, thanks to the strong women occupying some of the lead roles in the company. One of those women, Mariam Abdullahi – the Mobile Devices Lead in East Africa – explains her early...
  • Blog Post: Driving growth in Kenya through mobility

    Posted by: Bruce Howe, general manager of Nokia East Africa The Kenyan market has shown phenomenal growth in the use of mobile phones and particularly smartphones. Data from the GSM Association shows that the smartphone market is growing at 40% per annum and that this growth will continue up to 2017...
  • Blog Post: African finalists gear up for Imagine Cup 2011

    Posted by Rizwan Tufail Regional Technology Officer, Microsoft West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Imagination. It is a characteristic often most strongly noticed in young children in their tendency to create imaginary alternatives to their reality. In human society, the ability...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft partner Virtual City wins an Outstanding Regional Achievement Award at the World Summit Award Mobile 2010

    Posted by Louis Otieno General Manager, Microsoft East and Southern Africa For nearly 20 years, Microsoft has worked hard to create a vast and diverse network of partners across Africa, helping to place technology at the heart of sustainable development. We see our role within the region as providing...
  • Blog Post: Guest post: An on-the-ground account of Team Quest-O’s experience at Imagine Cup 2011

    Posted by Lutalo Joseph Willrich (on behalf of the Team Quest-O) So we hacked like cats at little buttons and mice back in our school dorms many days ago (when no one knew us), and lo! Here we are speaking to the world about our exploits and achievements. It’s lovely, Imagine Cup I mean, amazing...
  • Blog Post: In a country with 12 official languages, multi-lingual technology is king

    Posted by Vis Naidoo , Citizenship Lead, Microsoft South Africa Many of the world's 6 000 languages are absent from the public arena, and 50 percent are in danger of disappearing altogether. As we observe Mother Language Day around the world today, we are also celebrating it in our own “Rainbow...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces BBBEE partners

    Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa After an exhaustive five-month process examining and analysing the 683 hopefuls who had responded, Microsoft South Africa today unveiled the first small black-owned software development firms that will benefit from the company’s...
  • 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: 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: 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...