[Video] Female coders on the rise in the Middle East and Africa

Imagining, inventing, building, creating, solving. Coding. It’s one of the most valuable skills you can learn today. More and more new career paths are emerging that require an understanding of coding. Sadly, careers in tech are still disproportionately filled. For many young girls, learning to code wasn’t an option – either because they were encouraged…

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Does my startup look big in this? Mixing startups and style

By: Editorial Team  What can entrepreneurs learn from fashionistas? More than you would think, says Perry Kamel, business development lead for Microsoft 4Afrika. At first glance they may seem poles apart. But as a lover of fashion and through her role supporting African small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Perry has found the parallels useful in…

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Why teachers are key in transforming education through technology

Why teachers are key in transforming education through technology The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge – Seymour Papert Did you know that this quote was first said way back in 1993? With today’s increasing use of technology in the classroom and drive for innovation…

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Working 9 to 5 no more: How the gig economy is changing the workplace

By: Isabell Scheuber, General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Middle East & Africa Here’s a story about thousands of young people across the Middle East and Africa. For the sake of this story, we’ll call them ‘Ahmed’. Ahmed is a 23-year-old graduate in Egypt. He’s only been working for a year, but by following his passion…

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Young Cameroonian entrepreneur takes e-health to heart

Cameroon is home to 22 million people, but only 40 heart surgeons. Of these 40 doctors, most work in the country’s main economic hubs, Douala and Yaoundé. That means rural patients with heart ailments usually have to travel long distances for their examinations and some have to wait months to even get an appointment. When…

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