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ALA Alumnus Geraldine Mukumbi ‘11 Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar-Elect 

African Leadership Academy alumnus Geraldine Mukumbi has been named a 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholar-Elect and will now pursue a PhD at Stanford University.   She was previously a Hesburgh-Yusko Scholar and a…

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New African Voices: ALA's Alumni Storytellers

  “A story does many things. It entertains, it informs, it instructs.” – Chinua Achebe Leadership comes in many forms – and nowhere is this clearer than at African Leadership…

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No Looking Back: Eddie Ndopu Makes Space for a Historic 2018

  ‘I want people to be powerful, the very best versions of themselves, everything their imagination desires – beyond the ramp, beyond compliance. I want to open up talk about the…

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The Creative Journey to ALA’s Musical First

Born in South Africa to American journalists, Kate Kraft spent five years at ALA – from 2010 to 2015 – in the African Studies and Entrepreneurial Leadership Departments. She was…

November Newsletter: The Innovation Issue

The ALA community hosted various meaningful events around the globe this past month. In early November, we joined our peers at ALU to host African Leadership Network Gathering in Mauritius,…

A multi-faceted approach to life and science

When Julia Agudogo graduated in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in North Carolina earlier this year, she did so with a stellar triumph to her credit: winning the Rice 360°…

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ALA’s First Senate Candidate: Eddy Oketch

Eddy Oketch is the first graduate of African Leadership Academy to run for public office, having just finished his campaign for Senate in Migori, Kenya. He came in second out…

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See? There is an App for That…

Some problems are so minor that they’re not even recognized as existing until a solution is found. And the solution is often so simple that it all it takes is…

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ALA alumni Ellen Chilemba Wins Top Accolade and Grand Prize

The words that teachers at African Leadership Academy use to describe their former student Ellen Chilemba have one thing in common; they all denote success. And once again, Ellen has proven…

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Goodman Lepota Becomes ALA’s First Alum on M&G’s List of 200 Young South Africans

Goodman Lepota is one of African Leadership Academy’s most resourceful and politically inclined alumnus. He joined ALA in 2011 with many accomplishments under his belt such as having interviewed Winnie…

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ALA’s Joel Baraka Steals Headlines After Meeting Queen

  Not every journey has a clear path, and Joel Baraka feels this applies to his own journey, but he knows he wants to give 100 percent to each step…

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ALA Alum Wins 2nd Prize at Smith College-Hosted Draper Competition

Priscilla Semphere has always been vocal about her pride in her language, identity and heritage. So it comes as little surprise when these are the very features that make up…

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Africa Career's Network is Hosting a Baraza in Kenya

  Africa Career’s Network (ACN) in partnership with Mastercard Foundation will host the first-ever Professional Development “Baraza” for students and graduates on the African continent, in Nairobi, Kenya in July….

ALA Alum Wins Top Prize at Rice 360°

  In a prestigious competition that drew 120 students from 19 universities, there was only one title for winner of top honors, and that title went to ALA alum Julia…

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Oberlin University’s LaunchU Awards ALA Alum $10,000

ALA Class of 2010 alum Sophie Umazi Mvurya has once more made headlines after winning a $10,000 prize from LaunchU, a program that seeks to empower and prepare Oberlin University students,…

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Majak Aniyeth is ALA’s first Echoing Green Fellow!

On 8 June 2017 ALA alumnus Majak Aniyeth was announced as an Echoing Green Fellow and one of the most promising social entrepreneurs in the world. He is one of just 36…

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Ellen Chilemba is the 2017 Glamour Magazine College Woman of the Year

Ellen Chilemba ’17 is the Glamour Magazine College Woman of the Year’s grand-prize winner for her work and founding of her organization Tiwale. Chilemba’s community-based social enterprise gives microloans to women in Malawi,…

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#ALAGivesBack – From an Alumni Perspective

ALA alumni, Nelisile Mzolo shares her views as well as that of fellow alums regarding #ALAGivesBack. Nelisile is currently enrolled  at United States International University in Kenya. She, along with a few…

ALA Launches #ALAGivesBack Campaign

The ALA Community came together during the Community Call on November 27th to announce the official launch of ALA Gives Back, a year-long campaign to celebrate our principles of gratitude…