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Senegalese Alumna Fatoumata Fall ‘08 makes 2021 Forbes 30 under 30

Senegalese ALA alumna Fatoumata Fall ‘08 has made the 2021 Forbes 30 under 30 List due to her transformative work with Ralph, a US-based career agency she co-founded with friend…

December 17, 2020 |

ALA’s Year-One Students Tackle Education Access During Covid

Across Africa, the incoming ALA class of 2020 are already implementing impactful and innovative solutions to the challenges the global pandemic has brought upon their home communities. Yesua-Amen Alleluyanatha-Anozia ’20…

December 17, 2020 |

Tchofor Dick Nchang ‘18 Bridging the Gap in Health Sector Inequalities in Cameroon

Cameroonian alumnus Tchofor Dick Nchang ’18 is doing incredible work in the healthcare sector with his organization, the Sickle Cell International Foundation. Nchang describes himself as a curious, ‘ruthless optimist’…

December 17, 2020 |

Haissa Toure ‘15 and Komlan Batchey ‘15 Collaborate to Develop Organic Agribusiness Solution in Benin

When alumni Komlan Batchey ‘15 and Haissa Toure ‘15 heard of an opportunity to intern at Kawan Africa through the African Careers Network, the pair partnered up to assist 2019…

December 17, 2020 |

Akan Nelson ‘09 is Improving Financial Literacy for Financial Inclusion in Africa

ALA alumnus and former staffulty member Akan Nelson ‘09 and Daniel Osineye’s Evolve Credit recently reached a milestone: securing pre-seed funding of US$300 000, all of which was raised in…

December 17, 2020 | ,

ALA Staffulty Recognized Globally as Changemakers on the Continent

ALA staffulty members are being recognized globally as changemakers on the continent and beyond for their outstanding work in this challenging year. Oluwabusola “Busola” Majekodunmi has received two impressive awards…

December 17, 2020 |

ALA alumnus Beauclaire Mbanya ’14 is Cameroon’s First Rhodes Scholar

Alumnus Beauclaire Mbanya ’14 has been announced as a winner of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship! Beauclaire will be the first ever Rhodes Scholar ever from his home nation of Cameroon,…

November 25, 2020 |

Bernie Mshana ’13 creates a cultural shift in Tanzania through animation

Bernie Mshana ’13 from Tanzania is using her unique life experiences to bridge the gap between Tanzanian beneficiaries of NGO work in the creative arts and funders in the Western…

November 25, 2020 | , ,

Giving Tuesday: Showing Gratitude for the Creative Arts

One thing that has served as a source of comfort, strength and joy throughout the year is the plethora of digital creative arts offerings across the globe. From Tik Tok…

November 25, 2020 | ,

Cole Ezeilo ‘18 launches social media app to incite African unity

ALA alumnus Cole Ezeilo ‘18 has recently launched Entwine, a social media app-organization that tackles the pressing issue of a lack of global African unity. The organization is working hard…

November 25, 2020 | ,

Mufalo Mufalo ‘20 uses the power of the creative arts for social change

What is the closest thing we have to magic? For first-year ALA student Mufalo Mufalo, his response is simple: we have art. Mufalo Mufalo is a young Zambian artist who…

November 25, 2020 | ,

Racial Equity and Justice: Learning, Unlearning

The AL for Governance Network turns ONE in November! For 12 months, AL for Governance has worked towards building a vibrant pan-African ecosystem of ethical public leaders, and continues to…

November 25, 2020 |

Golden Grains

Dean Hatim Eltayeb’s remarks to ALA students and staffulty at the virtual End of Term Assembly, 19 November 2020. This message was delivered following the End of Term Awards ceremony,…

November 25, 2020 |

21-year-old Egyptian entrepreneur wins the 10th Anzisha Prize

Alaa Moatamed, Co-Founder of Presto, a leading delivery management service, takes home the $25,000 Grand Prize With a pool of talented finalists from more than 15 African countries, the 2020…

October 29, 2020 | ,

The Anzisha Prize: 5 lessons learned from supporting very young entrepreneurs

By: Dolapo Adeyanju Young entrepreneurs’ journeys are shaped by many interrelated factors, one of which includes working closely with program managers, educators, and investors.  While investors provide finance, managers and…

October 29, 2020 |