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MICROSOFT - The 4Afrika Initiative.

This is a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa’s economic development to improve its global competitiveness.

This is a multi-year initiative that represents our increased commitment to Africa as we celebrate 20 years of doing business on the continent.

The world has recognized the promise of Africa, and Microsoft wants to invest in that promise. As we look forward to our next 20 years, we wanted to explore new ways to link the growth of our business with initiatives that accelerate growth for the continent. To do this, we are focusing on three critical areas – World-class skills, Access and Innovation.

The goal is to empower every African who has a great idea for a business or an application and to turn that idea into a reality which in turn can help their community, their country, or even the continent at large.

The Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative is built on the dual beliefs that technology can accelerate growth for Africa…
Kenya: Uhuru Secures Microsoft Support for Computers
Nairobi, Kenya — President Uhuru Kenyatta has secured support of Microsoft International in the implementation of the computer to schools programme.

In a meeting held at State House Nairobi, Microsoft Global President Jean-Philippe Courtois said his company will support the government in training all primary school teachers to enable them implement computer to schools programmes by January next year.
Courtois further said his company will work with different partners to develop at least five enterprises in each county to provide technical support in hardware, connectivity and software to all schools in the country.

He also assured the president that his organisation will develop a research and innovation hub at Konza Technology Park to support software developers in the country adding that through Microsoft's universal access to broadband programme, the company will provide connectivity to rural schools, hospitals and homes.
In welc…