Microsoft Opens First $100 Million Africa Development Centre in Kenya and Nigeria

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

By Kiruti Itimu

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that they are opening their first Africa Development Centre in two African countries: Kenya and Nigeria.

Their initial sites will be set in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya which will serve as their centre of engineering for Microsoft. This will be a combined $100 million (Kshs 10 billion) investment by Microsoft on the Africa Development Centre over the next five years of operation.

Photo courtesy of Leander Wattig.

Source: Techweez (link opens in a new window)

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