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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…

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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…

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

Just four 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…

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…

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…

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,…

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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…

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…

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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,…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ALA Students Awarded Top Prizes in News Decoder Global Storytelling Contest

Three ALA students were awarded top prizes in the bi-annual News Decoder Storytelling Contest – making it the first time that three students from a single learning institution win prizes…

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African Studies Educator Mona Hakimi Shares How We Extend Beyond Borders and Nationalities in “My Story”

“My Story” is a tradition at ALA that gives a glimpse into the stories that live, breathe and have being in the people in our ALA community. Here, African Studies…

Welcoming Distinguished Staffulty from Across Africa and Around the World

African Leadership Academy prides itself on attracting a diverse and highly-skilled staff and faculty (“staffulty”) members. These dedicated professionals and global change-makers create a world-class team that furthers our mission of transforming…

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…

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…

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’…