May 15

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

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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