News From ALA


Pictured: Michelle Obama and her daughters read to children at an ALA Community Service Project

ALA's students, alumni and staff are involved in many exciting endeavours with a multitude of partners, visitors and guests. Below are those accounts. Also, students write about their experiences here. ALA in the world media is covered here.

Finalist Weekends 2011

ALA has already seen a record number of applications this year.

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Announcing the Anzisha Prize

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are proud to announce the launch of the Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s young entrepreneurial...Read More

The Rabat Entrepreneurial Challenge, an ALA student initiative

The Rabat Entrepreneurial Challenge (REC) commenced in December 2009

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Governor of the Bank of Nigeria Speaks to ALA students

In March, 2011, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria addressed the entire student body.

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Dr Francis Collins Visits ALA

Dr. Francis Collins is noted for his landmark discoveries of disease, genes and his leadership of the Human Genome Project.

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Thabo Mbeki Foundation Conference at ALA

Former President Mbeki visited the campus and spent time with a small group of ALA students

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ALA Students Present at the One Foundation

Two ALA students participated at the One Foundation Symposium in Johannesburg on February 15., 2011.

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University Success Continues

Three ALA students were honored as 2011 recipients of the prestigious Robertson Scholarship.

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ALA Prize Expands to Continent-Wide Award

After a trial run this past year in South Africa, the ALA Prize has been expanded to allow nominations from all over Africa.

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Marathoners run in support of ALA

Two marathons - the New York City marathon, and the Soweto Marathon had runners raising money and awareness for ALA.

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