For more than two decades, Microsoft has been growing its presence across Africa; now their sights are set on expanding in Nigeria. CNN’s Cyril Vanier caught up with the company’s Nigeria Country Manager, Akin Banuso, to discuss how the tech giant is driving digitization across the continent.
Microsoft on Wednesday named chief executive Satya Nadella as chairman of its board. Nadella was unanimously elected head of the Microsoft board of directors. Nadella, who took over from Steve Ballmer in February 2014, made Microsoft more relevant in a new tech world led by mobile-focused rivals such as Apple and Google.
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President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned that if the United States ended up in a "real shooting war" with a "major power" it could be the result of a significant cyber attack on the country, highlighting what Washington sees as growing threats posed by Russia and China. Bryan Wood reports.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense has defended its decision to train female soldiers to march in high heels, following an outcry from local lawmakers. Women from the Ukrainian armed forces will march in a parade to mark the 30th anniversary of independence from the Soviet Union on August 24, according to a statement from Army Inform, the defense ministry’s official news agency. CNN’s Matthew Chance reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to Geneva, Switzerland, not merely to appear on the same platform as President Joe Biden, but because “the poor state of relations” between both countries demands a summit, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNN in an exclusive interview. CNN’s Matthew Chance reports.