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Taalu 2023: Celebrating Diversity

On September 15th, the Academy was filled with color, vibrancy, and music as we officially welcomed members of the Class of 2023 at the...

Introducing Derek Smith: ALA’s Sixth Dean of the Academy

After a thorough global search process, Derek Smith has been appointed as the sixth Dean of the African Leadership Academy (ALA). He brings a...

Welcoming Excellence: Meet ALA’s Class of 2023

We're thrilled to introduce some remarkable members of the ALA Class of 2023. This class consists of 125 young people from 34 countries. They...

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...

African Leadership Academy & African Leadership Foundation welcome five new Board...

African Leadership Academy and African Leadership Foundation are pleased to announce five new Board Members. Each of these individuals brings a wealth of experience,...

Leaders in Their Fields: Dr. David Walt, Michele May, Ed Brakeman,...

In March, ALA had the privilege of hosting Dr. David Walt, Michele May, Ed Brakeman, and Barbara Carlisle for two days. During their stay,...

African Leadership Academy announces the Andrew Arkutu Fellowship

The African Leadership Academy is proud to announce the launch of the Andrew Arkutu Fellowship, which is funded generously by the families of Drs. Edo...

ALA Alumnus Mope Khati ’11 Wins Seat in Lesotho Parliament

The African Leadership Academy congratulates alumnus Mope Khati ’11, who has won a seat in the recent Lesotho national elections. A candidate for the...

Fred Swaniker Delivers the Inaugural Frederick Pardee Memorial Lecture

The African Leadership Academy community gathered on September 20th to celebrate the life of philanthropist and investor Frederick S. Pardee, who was a generous...

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...

Keamogetse “Moula” Mokhobo-Amegashie on Building a Pan-African Career

“Build friendships. Your greatest gift is making friends and building relationships. Build multinational friendships,” said Keamogetse “Moula” Mokhobo Amegashie. She was delivering the Distinguished...

Hatim Eltayeb Appointed Chief Executive of the Academy

1 September 2022. ALA’s Board of Trustees announced today that Hatim Eltayeb will take the reins as ALA’s Chief Executive Officer. A native of Sudan,...