Why Tech Giants like Google and Microsoft are investing in Africa

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Why Tech Giants like Google and Microsoft are investing in Africa
Why Tech Giants like Google and Microsoft are investing in Africa

Now approaching 226 million, the number of smartphone connections across Africa has doubled over the last two years, according to a report published by GSMA on Africa’s mobile economy.

This leap coupled with the growing number of technology hubs and companies in major African cities is a boon for tech investors. It’s why Microsoft and Google are not the only international technology companies staking their claims on the continent.

Technology company, Andela, famous for identifying and training software developers currently has three technology campuses in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.

And in March, Chinese telecom giant Huawei joined the league, too – announcing the launch of two data centers in South Africa.

Aside from employment, the presence of international tech hubs on the continent gives African developers and engineers the chance to work on global projects at a large scale.

CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES

Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.

AFRICA OBSERVATORY

Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.



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