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Natalia Sikombe ’12 Creates Cinematic Drive-in in her Hometown of Lusaka

The pandemic has adversely affected almost every area of daily life and the past year has made it abundantly clear that life may not go back to the way it…

March 26, 2021 |

Creative Arts at ALA Adds Student-led “Curating Africa” to Curriculum

In its new offering titled “Curating Africa”, our Creative Arts department is deconstructing and reimagining the concept of curation. Year 2 student Towela “Kams” Tembo ‘19 from Botswana is leading…

March 26, 2021 | ,

What Should Educators Know about Entrepreneurial Leadership?

By Oluwabusola Majekodunmi, Entrepreneurial Leadership Faculty from Nigeria. Many have wondered why Entrepreneurial Leadership (EL) is one of the core subjects taught at African Leadership Academy (ALA). The answer is…

March 26, 2021 |

Aniaba N’guessan ‘18 puts Entrepreneurial Lessons to use in Ivory Coast

Just nine months after his ALA graduation and alumnus Aniaba Moaye Jean-Baptiste N’guessan ‘18 is already making an impact in his community in the best way he knows how: using…

March 26, 2021 |

ALAMAU 2021: Youth Placing Themselves at the Helm of Solution Building

The eighth edition of African Leadership Academy’s Model African Union (ALAMAU) took place between the 18th and 21st March, making this the first virtual conference in ALAMAU’s history.   Led by…

March 25, 2021 |

Amazon Places Kaffa Sakho ’13 at #1 for New Releases in African Poetry

On 19 January 2021 ALA alumna Kaffa Sakho ’13 released her new poetry book titled Etcetera – A Conversation about Love, to much adoration. Within its first few weeks of…

February 25, 2021 |

Google Explores ALA’s Seminal Readings in the Workplace

One of the core activities in ALA’s unique curriculum, Seminal Readings, has made its way to Google. Three ALA alums, Goodman Lepota ‘11, Tom Mbega ‘10 and Alheri Egor-Egbe ‘11,…

February 25, 2021 | ,

Year 1 Students Awarded Diplomatic Commendation at Harvard Model United Nations Conference

Over the past month, ten Year-1 students participated in the Harvard Model United Nations conference and impressed their moderators coming away with two awards of Diplomatic Commendation. Participating in sessions…

February 25, 2021 |

Mobilizing Youth For Change Through the Pariah Nation Podcast

“What does it mean when we start our history at slavery?” asks Adnan Shafi ’17, a Kenyan ALA alum who is asking these and other questions on his powerful educational…

February 25, 2021 | ,

10 Tips for Women Who Seek to Serve in Public Leadership

“Politics is essentially about solving the problem of the whole … Leadership is gender neutral” ~ Dr. Oby Ezekwesili At a time when the world has been driven into introspection,…

February 24, 2021 | ,

Mainza Moono ’08 Democratizes Art Ownership With New Venture

Picture three people in a gallery: A painter, a hotel manager, and a young urban professional. They don’t know it yet, but each person here is facing a difficulty that…

February 24, 2021 |

Welcome to ALA’s New Deputy Dean, Tinhiko Nkuna

We are incredibly excited to introduce Ms Tinhiko Nkuna who joins African Leadership Academy as Deputy Dean.   Tinhiko graduated from Rhodes University with a B.A. degree in Legal Theory and…

February 24, 2021 |

Gabriele Oettingen and Angela Duckworth Train ALA Faculty to “WOOP”

African Leadership Academy has partnered with renowned psychologist Angela Duckworth and professor of psychology Dr Gabriele Oettingen in an exciting project centred around WOOP (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan), a science-based…

January 26, 2021 |

AL for Agribusiness Announces Partnership with Small Foundation

Our AL for Agribusiness network is excited to announce its partnership with Small Foundation, whose generous contribution will accelerate the delivery of a multi-year program to support young leaders as…

January 26, 2021 |

Saad Mankarious ’20 Develops E-Learning App to Boost Student Engagement

Meet first-year Egyptian student Saad Mankarious who is, quite literally, changing the game when it comes to encouraging higher student engagement in learning. Designed and coded by Saad, EducationGo is…

January 26, 2021 |