The Network: Unleashed

ALA’s Homecoming Spotlight: Goodman Lepota, Class of 2013

ALA alum and Mastercard Foundation Scholar, Goodman Lepota shares his journey on Morning Live-SABC, from graduating at ALA with a Gold Prize for Entrepreneurial Achievement to becoming an Associate Account Strategist for Sub-Saharan Africa…

The Zayed Sustainability Prize awards US$100 000 to ALA students

ALA students Jesse Forrester and Wuntia Gomda were awarded US$100 000 as winners of the Zayed Sustainability Prize for Global High Schools, Sub-Saharan Africa on January 14, 2019 in Abu…

2019 Sundance Film Festival celebrates The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a biopic based on the remarkable true story of ALA alumnus William Kamkwamba, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, USA. Sundance…

Announcing SEGL at ALA

In January 2020 up to 24 students will have the opportunity to participate in the ‘SEGL at ALA Program’, a one-term offering on our campus. The School for Ethics and…

Innovation Vital To Africa’s DNA – But So Is Strategic Communication

Public Relations and Communications Expert and author of Talking to Africa, Mimi Kalinda outlines the crucial role marketing and communications play in highlighting Africa’s change makers.  ‘The key driver in turning…

ALA Baraza: Power Careers Of Young Leaders In South Africa and Uganda

July has been marked by Africa Careers Network Barazas, preparing young leaders across the continent to enter the job market. For the past decade, ALA has prepared its graduates to…

How ALA’s BUILD Program Empowers Zambian Women With Skills

  ‘There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole – women and men alike – than the one which involves women as central players.’ Kofi Annan, 1938-2018 ALA’s…

ALA Receives Donor-funded Membership to NewsDecoder

‘Donors have already sponsored webinars and our twice-yearly reporting and writing contests, but this is the first time that a donor has underwritten a school’s membership.’ – Nelson Graves, NewsDecoder…

ALA's Crisp multimedia connection: SA's township entrepreneurs on the rise

African Leadership Academy’s many different programs means we get to host a number of memorable events – none more so than in our Decennial Year. We couldn’t do it without…

Mapping Change in Africa: Meet 5 Enterprising ALA Alumni

Given ALA’s ethos of developing the next generation of African leaders, and it’s entrepreneurial focus aimed at radically reducing the growing rate of unemployment in Africa, it’s no surprise that…

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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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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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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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