Google to Set Up Its First Africa Product Development Centre in Kenya

Google has been investing $1 billion in various projects on the continent over five years.


Google has been investing $1 billion in various projects on the continent over five years.

Google is hiring engineers, product managers, user experience designers, and researchers to staff the new centre, head of Google Africa announced.

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  • Last Updated:April 20, 2022, 14:53 IST
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Alphabet Inc’s Google is investing in its first ever Africa product development centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, it said, as it positions itself to serve a growing base of internet users on the continent. Google is hiring engineers, product managers, user experience designers and researchers to staff the new centre, said Suzanne Frey, vice president for products, and Nitin Gajria, the head of Google Africa, in a joint blog post on Tuesday.

The company is investing $1 billion in various projects on the continent over five years, its CEO Sundar Pichai said last October, to help economies accelerate their digital transformation.

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It has already opened an artificial intelligence centre in Accra, Ghana, focusing on innovations that can be applied to various challenges.

Microsoft has also been investing in technology development hubs in Kenya and Nigeria, investing $100 million and hiring hundreds of engineers in both countries.

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