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Fuzu News Centre: week of 13th May.
You know how we catch up every Friday! We give you updates on all business stories that happened during the week to keep you informed. Be sure to find all the trending stories on the ‘Fuzu News Centre’. Here is your week in rewind.
The $100 Million Africa Development Centre by Microsoft
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Microsoft launched its first Africa Development Centre (ADC) to serve as the premier centre of engineering for Microsoft. The ADC which will have two initial sites - Nairobi and Lagos, Nigeria aims to recruit 100 full-time engineers by the end of 2019. This move by Microsoft is proof of how fast Africa is adopting technology and the opportunities that are coming with it for the tech talent.
‘To the future at full-throttle’ Kenyan government.
In another sign of the government’s commitment to supporting the digital economy, Kenya’s government alongside the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) launched the Kenya’s Digital Economy Blueprint.
What is this about? The Digital Economy Blueprint is a framework set to accelerate Kenya’s and Africa’s economic growth. The blueprint is founded on five pillars: - Digital Government; Digital Business; Infrastructure; Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurship and Digital Skills and Values.
While speaking at the fifth Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, President Uhuru Kenyatta said: “Africa is at the cast of a major transformation. Unlike the rest of the world we have a young vibrant, innovative population that is breeding immense potential and we are the new frontier for trade and innovation...”
#Huaweiseeds4Future program flags off 10 students to China
Huawei has been doing a lot of good in Uganda. In a ceremony at Makerere University attended by the ICT and National Guidance minister, Frank Tumwebaze, Huawei commissioned the Huawei ICT Academy which will be hosted by Makerere University.
During the same ceremony, Huawei flagged off 10 students for a two-week intense technological training opportunity in different Chinese universities under their Seeds For the Future Program. This comes at the height of Huawei’s plans to establish an ICT academy in partnership with Makerere University to offer free certification to students with the aim to improve and cultivate ICT talent.
New factory…new jobs
Job seekers in Rwanda have got a reason to be happy. The Workforce Development Authority placed thousands of youth to different industries for training and employment in preparation of the opening of the Kigali Garment Centre Ltd, a new garment factory.
The programme which has been sponsored by the world bank has seen the government partner with the private sector to develop as many youths as possible.