Good News From Africa

  1. Microsoft to spend $100 million on Kenya, Nigeria tech development hub:

Microsoft Corp will invest $100 million to open an Africa technology development center with sites in Kenya and Nigeria over the next five years, the company said on Tuesday. “The future of the world in terms of labour work force is here in Africa and we started working about infrastructure that is needed in order to un tap that opportunity, and give the opportunity for all the African countries in order to do the bridging in the details cap. So one of the things we created is first we announced, like two months ago, a full data center in South Africa that creates infrastructure,” said Jaime Galviz, Microsoft’s COO and CMO for the Middle East and Africa. Global tech giants, including Alphabet Inc. and Facebook, have been increasing investment on the continent in recent years to take advantage of growing economies with rising access rates to the internet by a youthful population.

  • FIFA World cup trophy returns to France after 24 hours tour:

The Women’s World Cup trophy returns to France on Tuesday. The trophy conducted a whistle-stop tour of 24 nations who will take part in the tournament. The most coveted prize in women’s soccer went on display at a primary school in Paris. “Today we’ve exceeded 770,000 in tickets sales which is amazing. We’re ahead of our time limit. We’re lucky to have foreign fans who are getting behind it, obviously Americans fans will come in great numbers but also lots of Dutch fans. For example, the match in Valenciennes which is already sold out and we’ve been told that there are more than 13,000 Dutch fans who will be there. We also have a strong English community who will be present ‘’, said Director of Women’s World Cup Organization Committee, Erwan Le Provost.

  • ‘Take your Place’: Ghana hosts historic African Women’s Sports Summit:

The maiden edition of a sports summit to be led exclusively by women is set to be held in Accra, capital of Ghana. The May 15 event dubbed Africa Women’s Sports Summit is the brainchild of one of Africa’s influential sports journalists, Juliet Bawuah. “The Program is designed to bring leading female sports names and aspiring ones together, for a one-day session on career and coming from behind to lead.

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