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’s Citizenship efforts in Africa acknowledged at 2011 African Business Awards

Posted by Mteto Nyati and Hennie Loubser Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa and General Manager, Microsoft WECA respectively Since 1992, when we opened our first office in Africa, we have actively worked to help individuals, communities and nations across the continent thrive and grow. Fuelled by the incredible potential we see in Africa – from…

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Rural Technology Lab Launched in Mali

Posted by Matt BergICT Director, Millennium Villages Project To demonstrate the critical role technology can play in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty, the Earth Institute, Columbia University  has partnered with Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Community Technology Skills program to establish a computer programmer training center at the Millennium Villages project (MVP) office…

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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 Nation”, where 10 million citizens…

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