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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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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Education, innovation and collaboration: ONE DROP and Microsoft share sustainability message

The world’s population has tripled over the last century, while water use has multiplied by seven. In Africa alone, there are 358 million people who don’t have access to water. However, simply providing access to water is not the end game. To achieve long-term sustainability, the first step is collaboration and creativity in order to…

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African innovation leads the way for global citizenship

Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer Platforms Evangelism Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands “Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” – Bill Gates I am thrilled by the African finalists of this year’s Imagine Cup competition. It’s no secret how innovative African…

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Getting Africa connected: Topics on the table at WEF

Posted by Fernando de Sousa General manager, Africa Initiatives at Microsoft This week, Cape Town is hosting the World Economic Forum for Africa (WEF) and I’m lucky enough to be attending. The WEF covers almost 30 different topic areas that together hold the key to Africa’s continued and increased expansion and economic development. The potential…

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Microsoft accelerates tech growth in Africa with Dev Camps

Posted by Dele AkinsadeDeveloper 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 important to our ecosystem in Africa because we rely on them to make our…

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Supporting Africa’s culture of innovation for a better tomorrow

Posted by Robert Kayihura, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Today, we are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day, a global event that brings attention to the importance of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year’s theme is ‘Creativity: The Next Generation”. This got me thinking –when we look at the next generation in Africa,…

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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. The availability of cheaper…

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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 SMB owners as well as the budding entrepreneurs that are key…

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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 African teams that made it…

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