Microsoft appoints new country manager in Ghana: Meet Otema Yirenkyi

Posted by Hennie Loubser, General Manager of Microsoft West East Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands It’s been a great 10 years for Microsoft in Ghana so far. We’ve seen tremendous growth in the country’s ICT sector, particularly its mobile and internet penetration rates, and our initiatives have reached over one million youth to date….


Mobile for development in Africa

By Fernando de Sousa, General Manager of Africa Initiatives at Microsoft Africa is home to some of the fastest growing mobile phone penetration rates in the world. With a liberalized telecommunications sector and increasing service affordability, mobile penetration in sub-Saharan Africa alone has increased 44% since 2000, according to the GSM Association (GSMA). As a…


Protecting local talent in Africa

By Daniel Kamau, Anti-Piracy Director for Microsoft West East & Central Africa and Indian Ocean Islands When I say ‘Intellectual Property’, what do you think of? Copyright laws? Trademarks? Patents? Those are all big legal words. Words that don’t sound like they really make an impact on any of us. But what if I told…