How communication can help grow your small business

By Editorial team  If you log on to the Biz4Afrika online platform, you will see a pop-up for a brand new, downloadable eBooklet: Getting started with PR & Communications. Microsoft 4Afrika together with communication experts recently put this online toolkit together, to assist African startups on a small budget with their communications strategies. We spoke…

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How the cloud can transform the public sector

By Sebuh Haileleul, Country GM Microsoft East & Southern Africa As technology continually develops and people get used to new ways of doing things, it becomes essential for the public sector to modernise and transform its infrastructure and operations. The Republic of Zambia and the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) will host…

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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 to click on this link…

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In case you missed it: How to pitch to investors and raise money for your startup

By Hanan Abdel Meguid, CEO of Kamelizer and member of the 4Afrika Advisory Council Last month, I had the very exciting opportunity of participating in a live DEMO Africa Twitter party. Together with Harry Hare, Amrote Abdella and Collins Onuegbu (you can see their profiles here), we gathered to share our thoughts on: How to…

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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 the Innovation Africa summit in Uganda. With almost 200 million…

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The Start of something new

By Rotimi Olumide, Business Group Director, Windows Division at Microsoft The year was 1995 and a whole new world had opened up for Windows 95 users with the introduction of the Start menu. I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers the sequence: Start > Programs > Accessories > Games > Solitaire; the ultimate distraction…

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African students inspire in Microsoft’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change 2015 competition

Posted by Jeffrey Avina, Citizenship Director for Middle East and Africa I was thrilled to hear that three students from Africa made it through to the final round of the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change competition this year, with 17-year-old Saviour Okusenogu from Nigeria being named as one of the 10 grand-prize winners. The Challenge…

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Talking about African startups with Amine Chouaieb

Posted by Editorial Team CEO of Tunisian startup, CHIFCO, is passionate about doing work that impacts the community. With the help of a Microsoft 4Afrika grant, he has been able to do just that by developing technology that taps into the Internet of Things to give African users access to products and services that solve…

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Women bring a unique perspective to tech, says Sharon Harris

Posted by Editorial Team In the spirit of International Women’s Day earlier this month, we are putting the spotlight on some of our inspiring women in tech at Microsoft. Global Sales Strategy Lead, Mobile and Windows Ads In Apps, Sharon Harris, is one of our leading ladies. She shares her passion for technology that can…

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Millions of African Students Vie for Tomorrow’s Jobs Today, thanks to Office 365 ProPlus

Posted by Warren H. A. La Fleur, Regional Manager, Education Industry for Microsoft West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Across the African continent, growing evidence suggests that learning by using technology is essential to deliver good academic results and to supply a tech savvy work force pool, according to The eLearning Africa Report…

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