Biden Announces $350m to Facilitate Digital Transformation in Nigeria, Others


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Ugo Aliogo in Washington DC

President Joe Biden of the United States of America has announced the commitment of $350 million to facilitate digital transformation in Africa.

According to Biden, such intervention would help to make sure more people across Africa participate in the digital economy.

He stated that the commitment included partnerships such as a new collaboration between Microsoft and Viasat to bring in Internet access to five million Africans.

This was part of Microsoft’s commitment to bring access to 100 million people across Africa by the end of 2025.

He revealed that the initiative would include programmes to train African entrepreneurs with a focus on women entrepreneurs to code and build skills needed to start their own businesses, to secure good-paying jobs and for technology…

Source: Thisday Newspaper