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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’…

Haissa Toure ‘15 and Komlan Batchey ‘15 Collaborate to Develop Organic Agribusiness Solution in Benin

When alumni Komlan Batchey ‘15 and Haissa Toure ‘15 heard of an opportunity to intern at Kawan Africa through the African Careers Network, the pair partnered up to assist 2019…

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

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 which was raised in…

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ALA Staffulty Recognized Globally as Changemakers on the Continent

ALA staffulty members are being recognized globally as changemakers on the continent and beyond for their outstanding work in this challenging year. Oluwabusola “Busola” Majekodunmi has received two impressive awards…

ALA alumnus Beauclaire Mbanya ’14 is Cameroon’s First Rhodes Scholar

Alumnus Beauclaire Mbanya ’14 has been announced as a winner of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship! Beauclaire will be the first ever Rhodes Scholar ever from his home nation of Cameroon,…

Bernie Mshana ’13 creates a cultural shift in Tanzania through animation

Bernie Mshana ’13 from Tanzania is using her unique life experiences to bridge the gap between Tanzanian beneficiaries of NGO work in the creative arts and funders in the Western…

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Giving Tuesday: Showing Gratitude for the Creative Arts

One thing that has served as a source of comfort, strength and joy throughout the year is the plethora of digital creative arts offerings across the globe. From Tik Tok…

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Cole Ezeilo ‘18 launches social media app to incite African unity

ALA alumnus Cole Ezeilo ‘18 has recently launched Entwine, a social media app-organization that tackles the pressing issue of a lack of global African unity. The organization is working hard…

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Mufalo Mufalo ‘20 uses the power of the creative arts for social change

What is the closest thing we have to magic? For first-year ALA student Mufalo Mufalo, his response is simple: we have art. Mufalo Mufalo is a young Zambian artist who…

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Racial Equity and Justice: Learning, Unlearning

The AL for Governance Network turns ONE in November! For 12 months, AL for Governance has worked towards building a vibrant pan-African ecosystem of ethical public leaders, and continues to…