The American giant Google has chosen Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, to set up the first development center on the continent.
Google comes with an investment portfolio of over KSh 115 billion (Kenyan shilling). That’s close to $1 billion over the next five years. Thus such a project will open the door to jobs for engineers and researchers in the field of technology.
The American giant seized this opportunity, because it sees the future of the internet in Africa. Indeed, Internet use on the African continent has been on the rise for a decade. This makes it possible to accommodate 800 million new users thanks to young people.
The goal is to shape the next wave of innovation in Africa. As a result, many technological challenges have to be met.
In addition, note that Google is the third company to set up a technological development center in Kenya.