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Helping you to connect with Africa

Our team specialises in helping companies, investors, media and many more looking to engage with the African continent. See how we can help you today.

Specialist consulting

If you’re looking to succeed on the continent then we’re here to help. With years of experience working in Africa we can provide the knowledge and contacts that you’ll need. We offer one-to-one or group sessions on how best to succeed in the African market.

Media strategy

Gain more exposure and increase impact with your media campaigns by leveraging over 30 years worth of experience with the BBC. Peter can help you with editorial advice, story telling and how to develop your campaign from start to finish in order to get the results you need.

Education and training

Peter is currently Practitioner-In-Residence at the University of Lancashire in the UK where he tutors BA and MA Journalism students and delivers public lectures on his BBC international news career and on the future of journalism. Get in touch for teaching opportunities at your institution.

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Practitioner-in-Residence and Lecturer



 Contributed to the McKinsey book "Reimagining South Africa"


Non-Exec Director



Steering committee member


What people have to say about working with us

“Peter is a pleasure to work with. He really understands Africa and brings positivity, passion and professionalism to everything he does”

– Isabel Dlwayo, Director Global Youth Peace Organisation

“The world is hungry for realistic, balanced and insightful news on Africa and Peter Burdin is the one who brings it. He was a great speaker at our big Homecoming Revolution London event, weaving his facts and figures together with relevant insights in an easy-to-listen to conversational style. I highly recommend Peter Burdin as a drawcard and highlight.”

– Angel Jones, CEO & Founder Homecoming Revolution

“What a fantastic speaker, amazing insights and entertaining stories, Peter gave us a brilliant talk at the IoD and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him.”

– Clare Gillbanks, Engagement Marketing & Events at the Institute of Directors

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Meet The Man Behind The African Leadership Dream

By peterburdin | March 4, 2019

When Stanford Business School graduate Fred Swaniker left McKinsey’s to set up the African Leadership Academy his mother wasn’t happy.   She was worried that he’d thrown up a top job in a top consultancy to launch a high-risk scheme to open  a school for young Africans in Johannesburg.   Fifteen years on that school…

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Film-maker Phillipe Captures The ALU Spirit

By peterburdin | March 4, 2019

Another of ALU’s students is also forging ahead with his own business.   Phillipe Ganza is a film-maker and is carving out a name for himself making documentaries for CNN and other media outlets. Along with his colleague Isaac Obath he finds stories which help smash the traditional negative stereotypes of Africa by showing the…

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Farai Seeks Fantastic Futures For Fellow Zimbabwean Youths

By peterburdin | March 4, 2019

Twenty-two year old undergraduate Farai Munjoma is typical of many of ALU’s students. – He studies by day and runs a business by night!   When he was just seventeen, he set up an online A-level course complete with test questions and a study guide for high school students in his native Zimbabwe. Farai’s Shasha…

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