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Alumnus Barakaeli Lawuo’s Extraordinary Journey to Virginia Tech

Barakaeli Lawuo' 20 (Tanzania) joined ALA in 2020 from Kibaha Secondary School in Tanzania. Even before joining ALA, Barakaeli had already established himself as...

Two ALA Alumni Named Schwarzman Scholars

Two ALA alumni, Hossam Hamdy Abdelfatah '13 (Egypt) and Souleymane Diallo '18 (Guinea), have been named Schwarzman Scholars. They join the ninth cohort of...

Alumni Return to Mentor and Inspire the Next Generation of African...

In ALA 2023, ALA's current strategic plan, we outlined that we hoped to 'alumnify the core,' bringing alumni back to ALA to work and...

Alumna Linda Dounia Rebeiz ’10 (Senegal) Earns Coveted Spot on TIME’s...

Linda Dounia Rebeiz ’10 (Senegal) is a passionate artist who is committed to championing diversity in the rapidly evolving field of AI. Linda’s work...

AL for Governance Launches Umholi we Africa Public Leadership Fellowship 

At ALA, we believe in the power of organized and purposeful communities to harness the power of connections to achieve greater impact in their work....

Empowering African Changemakers: ALA Showcases Sustainable Solutions at the Skoll World...

ALA's recent participation in the Skoll World Forum at the University of Oxford provided an invaluable platform to discuss the current challenges and the...

ALA Graduates Takondwa Semphere ’11 and Marie Elimbi ’10 Honored with...

African Leadership Academy congratulates Takondwa Priscilla Semphere '11 (Malawi) and Marie Pelagie Elimbi '10 (Cameroon) on their recent recognitions and scholarships.   Takondwa, an esteemed ALA...

Trevor Lwere ’16 selected for Schwarzman Scholars Program

ALA alumnus Trevor Lwere ’16 from Uganda will join the seventh cohort of Schwarzman Scholars for 2023. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a...

Primrose Adjepong ‘12 is Fighting for West Africa’s Young Women in...

Ghanaian alumna  Primrose Adjepong ’12 has always been a solution builder. After graduating from ALA, and before pursuing her public policy program at Oxford, she had...

How ALA’s 6 Sector Communities Are Harnessing The Power of Networks

We have challenged ourselves these past years at ALA to harness the power that exists within the ALA Community. After engaging with ALA Alumni,...

Cape Town Fires: Reflections from Keabetswe Zondi ‘17

South African Keabetswe Zondi graduated from ALA as part of the class of 2017. She is currently a student at the University of Cape...

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...

Akan Nelson ‘09 is Improving Financial Literacy for Financial Inclusion in...

ALA alumnus and former staffulty member Akan Nelson ‘09 and Daniel Osineye’s Evolve Credit recently reached a milestone: securing pre-seed funding of US$300 000, all of...