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Deepshikha Parmessur (’13) appointed Prime Minister of Mauritius National Youth Parliament

Deepshikha Parmessur (’13), was recently appointed Prime Minister at the Mauritius National Youth Parliament, becoming the first female holder of the office, and adding a prominent layer to her growing profile in the public sector.

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ALA's Recommended Reads: Our 2018 Page Turners

  Whether your Festive Season break is brief, or wonderfully extended, whether you’re homebound or on the road, there’s no time more suited to settling down with a great read…

Africa’s hope lies in these young hands: Sim Shagaya, founder of Konga.com

“We believe in you more than we believe in politicians.” This was the message from Sim Shagaya, Nigerian entrepreneur and business mogul and founder of one of West Africa’s largest…

Anzisha Prize Gala 2018 – GALLERY

The annual Anzisha Prize Gala is a highlight on our calendar. Hosted by African Leadership Academy (ALA) in partnership with MasterCard Foundation, this year’s eighth rendition proved exceptional, notably as…

Taalaw 2018 – Gallery

Every year in September ALA marks the official opening of the new academic year, celebrating in vibrant fashion with an assembly of students, staffulty, parents and friends, marked by a…

Empowering Breaks: How ALA Students Spent Their Holidays

Lobna Jbeniani (Tunisia) I attended the Global Leaders Program at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, won the pitch competition and was awarded the presidential scholarship to attend the college. I also interned…

From all-rounder to Filmmaker: How Daniel Semphere's Entrepreneurial Journey Developed at ALA

Ask any alum, and they’ll tell you that ALA changes you – in ways you could not have imagined. Oh, sure. There’s the obvious: you’ll learn things you didn’t even…

Aplicar: Etapa 1

Antes de iniciar sua aplicação, é necessário que você baixe o nosso guia simples aplicação e fornecer informações básicas de contato. Nós encorajamos você a ler o guia antes de…

Engage Africa: How ALA’s Global Scholars Program boosts local business

African Leadership Academy’s Global Scholars Program is no ordinary summer camp. It’s more than any leadership camp you’ll encounter, too. This unique mid-year holiday program is a transformative African experience…

‘Global citizen’ Naomi Campbell tours ALA

The recent Mandela 100 campaign brought various world leaders and dignitaries to South Africa – and African Leadership Academy’s campus. It was here that President Barack Obama launched the Obama…

June Newsletter: The Graduation (and more!) Issue

Welcome to our Graduation (and More!) Issue Graduation is a highlight on our annual calendar and this year, as we send another group of impressive young leaders off into the world. Graduation…

2018 Graduation Speeches [Video]

Dean Hatim Eltayeb’s commencement address at African Leadership Academy’s annual Graduation Ceremony, which was held on 22 June 2018, inspired – and, at times, amused – the Class of 2016….

ALA Graduation 2018 – Gallery

The Class of 2016 graduated from the Academy on Friday, 22 June 2018, at the prestigious annual ceremony. CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2016! Scroll through the images below and see families…

The Phagocytosis Method: Sophia Chima's Graduation Reflections

Attending ALA has caused me to confront a lot of my misgivings and shortcomings. I’ve been placed into positions, situations, and relationships that have caused me to truly reflect on…

10 Years On: Gavin Peter Reflects on ALA Then, and Now

  ALA’s Cultural Custodian has worn many hats over the past 10 years, meeting various needs as the Academy has grown and expanded, and becoming the ‘go to guy’ for…

May Newsletter: Forecasting Africa's Future

Welcome to our special ‘Forecasting Africa’s Future’ issue. ALA seeks to power lasting peace and shared prosperity in Africa. This is at the heart of our efforts to identify, develop…

ALA Model African Union’s Lasting Impact on Africa's Young Leaders

Five years ago, African Leadership Academy’s inaugural Model African Union (ALAMAU) was established to simulate the activities of the African Union,  offering  students a platform to develop credible solutions to…

Changing the System: How to Run a Successful Student Government Election

Having run for a second term in  Student Government, Secretary Emeritus Tania Twinoburyo should know a thing or two about what goes into the making of a successful elections campaign…

How GSP Goes Beyond Inspiring Young Global Citizens

African Leadership Academy’s Global Scholars Program is not your ordinary summer camp. A truly global program aimed at young aspiring leaders from all over the world, comprising facilitators from all…

10 Lessons From 10 Years: Don't Underestimate the Cost of Complexity

Welcome to Lesson 4 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading educational institution. ‘At the core of…

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