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Say hello
to Africa!

Say hello to the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative – 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, and Africa can also accelerate technology for the world.

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See the latest in the 4Afrika Initiative.

Press Release

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Bringing universally affordable broadband to schools and rural communities. Learn more


TukoWorks Launch
Microsoft introduces employment and entrepreneurship portal in Kenya - Microsoft Corporation aims to bridge the gap for job seekers, aspiring entrepreneurs and school leavers through an online portal, "TukoWorks" Learn more
Cloud Startup Academy in Morocco
Microsoft 4Afrika, The Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Morocco (AFEM), and INWI launch Cloud Startup Academy Learn more

Microsoft launches
4Afrika IP Hub Portal
On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. Learn more
Windows Apps now available through Safaricom airtime
Microsoft has partnered with Safaricom to allows customers to buy mobile phone applications using their airtime. Learn more

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