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Nurturing Excellence: Celebrating the ALA Class of 2021

In the heart of Africa's inspiring journey toward transformation stands a beacon of hope and empowerment: the African Leadership Academy (ALA). At the forefront...

ALA Celebrates the Class of 2021

On June 15th, 2023, ALA celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2021, filling the campus with overflowing joy. We bid farewell to these...

Derek Smith named Sixth Dean of the Academy

After a robust worldwide search process, we are delighted to announce that Mr. Derek Smith has been appointed as the sixth Dean of African...

E-Fest 2023: Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu (I am because we are)

ALA’s flagship Entrepreneurial Leadership curriculum is the engine for developing our students into trailblazers of the future. As part of the program, first-year students...

Taalu 2022: Let’s Tend to our Garden

The African Leadership Academy community welcomed the return of life to our campus and arrival of the Year 1s with one of our most...

E-Fest: Bringing Innovation to Africa’s Solution Issues

The Entrepreneurship Festival (E-Fest) is a hallmark event at ALA: it comes at the end of the second term, during which Year 1 students...

2022 Founders Day Sports Carnival: ALA Campus Life Returns

The 2022 Founders Day Sport Carnival marked a welcome return to vibrant life on campus. In the wake of the lockdown restrictions, it had...

Lessons From Collaboratively Recruiting Africa’s Most Promising Young Leaders

ALA’s leadership development model and its efficacy depends on the synergy of its three consecutive components. First, we identify potential by combing Africa for youth who...

Developing Critical Thinking and Analysis through Seminal Readings at ALA

Each term at ALA, students, faculty and staff immerse themselves in a week-long exercise of studying and discussing carefully chosen texts, all reflecting the...

Taalaw 2018 – Gallery

Every year in September ALA marks the official opening of the new academic year, celebrating in vibrant fashion with an assembly of students, staffulty,...

Empowering Breaks: How ALA Students Spent Their Holidays

Lobna Jbeniani (Tunisia) I attended the Global Leaders Program at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, won the pitch competition and was awarded the presidential scholarship to...

From all-rounder to Filmmaker: How Daniel Semphere’s Entrepreneurial Journey Developed at...

Ask any alum, and they’ll tell you that ALA changes you – in ways you could not have imagined. Oh, sure. There’s the obvious:...

June Newsletter: The Graduation (and more!) Issue

Welcome to our Graduation (and More!) Issue Graduation is a highlight on our annual calendar and this year, as we send another group of impressive young leaders...