Microsoft 4Afrika Newsroom: Press Materials

Press Releases

Microsoft and its partners announce new affordable access projects on four continents
May 13, 2014
TV white space technology further demonstrates social and economic impact and commercial feasibility.

Microsoft, Intel and the Kenya Private School Alliance announce 4Afrika Youth Device Program
March 03, 2014
The 4Afrika Youth Device Program will provide high-quality and affordable devices, learning material and training to learning institutions.

Microsoft welcomes youth to 4Afrika Advisory Council
Feb. 18, 2014
Four youth leaders join the 4Afrika Advisory Council to reach and represent Africa’s youth.

Microsoft announces seed-funding program to fast-track African startups
Feb. 02, 2014
As part of its 4Afrika Initiative, the company provides funding and support for five African startups.

Microsoft unveils game-changer for South Africa’s small businesses
Nov. 05, 2013
Boston Consulting Group research highlights potential for technology to help drive significant revenue and job growth by SMEs.

Microsoft enters into cooperation agreements to accelerate African innovation
Oct. 23, 2013
Broad collaboration with incubator organizations across the African continent designed to further the goals of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative to fuel African innovation.

Microsoft Ventures supports entrepreneurship in Africa
Oct. 14, 2013
As part of its 4Afrika Initiative, company joins forces with 88mph to support African startups.

Microsoft forms 4Afrika Advisory Council
Oct. 09, 2013
Pan-African external council to review progress and advise Microsoft on 4Afrika Initiative priorities designed to accelerate economic development in Africa.

Microsoft introduces the 4Afrika Scholarship program
Aug. 11, 2013
Part of the 4Afrika Initiative, the program will offer mentorship, training, university-level education and employment opportunities to aspiring African youth.

Microsoft looks to white spaces to light up Limpopo
July 27, 2013
The pilot project is the latest from the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new series of investments designed to enable Microsoft to actively engage in Africa’s economic development and improve its global competitiveness.

Microsoft partners with Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology and UhuruOne to bring cutting-edge broadband access, Windows 8 devices and technology skills to local universities
May 08, 2013
The partnership is the latest from the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new series of investments designed to enable Microsoft to actively engage in Africa’s economic development and to improve its global competitiveness.

Microsoft Unveils Strategic Cooperation With iHub and m:lab to Accelerate Innovation in East Africa
March 20, 2013
Collaboration designed to further the goals of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative to fuel African innovation.

Microsoft Introduces the 4Afrika Initiative to Help Improve the Continent’s Global Competitiveness
Feb. 04, 2013
Efforts focus on accelerating adoption of smart devices, empowering small and medium-sized businesses, and raising skills development to ignite African innovation for the continent and for the world.

Microsoft Teams With the Government of Kenya and Indigo Telecom to Deliver Low-Cost, Solar-Powered Broadband Access Using Cutting-Edge TV White Space Technology
Feb. 04, 2013
Pilot is part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative to help improve continent’s global competitiveness.

Huawei Launches the First Windows Phone 4Afrika
Feb. 04, 2013

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4Afrika Fact Sheet
Feb. 04, 2013

Blog Posts

Developing Africa’s Youth: Meet the 4Afrika Advisory Council youth members ready to make a difference
Feb. 21, 2014
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

Three reasons to visit Innovation centers like the iHub
Feb. 20, 2014
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

5 African startups that secured Microsoft 4Afrika innovation grants
Feb. 10, 2014
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

Microsoft invests in the future of South African SMEs
Nov. 05, 2013
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

Partnering to accelerate African innovation
Oct. 24, 2013
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

Microsoft Ventures provides support for African entrepreneurs
Oct. 14, 2013
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

Listening to Africa: Microsoft Forms 4Afrika Advisory Council
Oct. 09, 2013
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

Preparing South Africa’s next generation of IT leaders: Microsoft partners with NetHope Academy to tackle youth unemployment
Sept. 18, 2013
The Fire Hose

The ambassador’s tale: From a Kenyan village to a diplomatic mission, expanding educational opportunity for the next generation
Aug. 19, 2013
The Fire Hose

Levelling the playing field with the 4Afrika Scholarship Program
Aug. 12, 2013
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

Microsoft announces new TV white spaces project to connect students in Tanzania
May 08, 2013
Microsoft on the Issues

Bringing Low-Cost, Off-the-Grid Broadband Access to Rural Kenya
Feb. 04, 2013
Microsoft on the Issues

Prioritising Africa – Introducing Microsoft 4Afrika
Feb. 04, 2013
Microsoft on the Issues Africa

Huawei Unveils a New Windows Phone for Africa
Feb. 04, 2013
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Videos

The Ambassador’s Tale
Aug. 18, 2013
During the Microsoft 4Afrika launch event in Brussels, Ambassador Johnson Weru holds a Skype call with students in the same part of rural Kenya where he grew up. The “Mawingu” project is bringing broadband Internet and Microsoft devices to Kenyan communities through solar energy relays and unused portions of the TV spectrum.

Microsoft Launches 4Afrika Initiative
Feb. 05, 2013
(English version; intended for broadcast journalists): Microsoft introduces the 4Afrika Initiative, which is designed to help improve Africa’s global competitiveness. The initiative’s goal is to empower African youth, entrepreneurs, developers, and business and civic leaders to turn great ideas into a reality that can help their community, their country, the continent, and beyond.

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