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ALA Staff and Anzisha Fellows Make a Splash at ALN2016 Conference

Each year, The African Leadership Network (ALN) hosts a gathering to celebrate Africa and the entrepreneurs who contribute to its continuous development. The ALN2016 gathering took place in Mauritius from…

November 7, 2016 |

Agriculture Entrepreneur From Madagascar Wins $25,000 2016 Anzisha Grand Prize

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the…

October 26, 2016 |

Africa's Leading Entrepreneurs

African Leadership Academy, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, present Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize. This year, the Prize celebrates increased presence in Northern…

October 20, 2016 |

The Power of the ALA Network

ALA alumni are fortunate to have opportunities that enable them to re-connect with one another, share experiences, and renew their focus on the continent; in various ways. They regularly participate…

September 29, 2016 |

ALA Alumnus On His Pursuit Of Being #OxfordEddiecated

Edward (Eddie) Ndopu, an alumnus of the Academy’s inaugural class is an activist on disability rights, who sought to push boundaries from an early age. At age two he was diagnosed…

September 13, 2016 | ,

Protected: June 2016 Parents' Newsletter – Portuguese

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June 30, 2016 |

Protected: June 2016 Parents' Newsletter – French

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June 30, 2016 |

Alumni Spotlight: Rima Bettaieb (Tunisia)

The content below is originally from the Yale-NUS Admissions Blog. The piece was written by a classmate and friend of Rima Bettaieb who was inspired by the young leader’s socially…

June 27, 2016 | ,

Leadership Edu-torial: Letters to a Young African

Please note this is adapted from a series of columns written by Segun Olagunju in 2011 for YMS Magazine in Johannesburg. “Moreover, leadership is not by itself good or bad,…

June 16, 2016 |

African Leadership Academy Model African Union – Post Conference Report

About the report This report was written by Faith Abiodun (Director of ALAMAU). The report highlights this year’s conference and the outcomes that came from the week long simulation. ALAMAU…

June 9, 2016 |

Alumni Spotlight: From Africa to Yale

When Esther Soma was struggling with the essay portion of her Yale application, she knew where to turn for help. At the time, she was a student of the Academy. She…

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Protected: May 2016 Parents' Newsletter – Portuguese

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May 31, 2016 |

Protected: May 2016 Parents' Newsletter – French

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May 31, 2016 |

Alumni Spotlight: Carmen Augusto (Mozambique)

Carmen Augusto, an alum and member of the Class of 2009 at ALA recently graduated  from Smith College and had the honor of delivering the student speech (below) at Smith…

May 19, 2016 | ,

In Search of Africa's Future Leaders

Committing yourself to identifying, developing and connecting the next generation of African leaders is no small task. Since our inception in 2008, African Leadership Academy has received over 22000 applications…

May 5, 2016 |