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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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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Where Have Africa's Future Builders Gone?

Posted by Louis OtienoRegional Director, Business Development & Strategy for Microsoft Africa Original source: This is Africa – Where Have Africa’s Future Builders Gone? “Young people around the world are facing an emerging opportunity divide between those who have access to a good education, the skills and connections to be successful and those who do…

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The building BRICS for knowledge economies

Posted by Mteto Nyati Managing Director, Microsoft South Africa Earlier this year, South African president Jacob Zuma joined his counterparts from Brazil, Russia, India and China on China’s Hainan Island for a summit meeting of the informal group named after the initials of its members. Formerly BRIC, it is now the BRICS club. Many commentators…

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