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Meet The Man Behind The African Leadership Dream

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

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

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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Live On African Leadership University’s Campus – Radio Ubuntu.

Live on African Leadership University’s campus radio station Radio Ubuntu.   Teaching young minds at the African Leadership University is tough – so many challenging questions, so many ambitions, so many dreams as the students seek the information, they need to become Africa’s next generation of leaders.   I’ve just spent a month at the…

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Nairobi Shows Resolve After Attack

The attack on the DusitD2 hotel and office complex in Nairobi’s upmarket business district which killed more than twenty people was an horrific reminder that the war with the Somali-based terrorist group Al Shabaab is far from over.   When I arrived in Nairobi shortly after the Al Shabaab attack I found a city pulling…

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Why Is Kenya An Al Shabaab Target?

force AMISOM which has been fighting Al Shabaab in Somalia for almost twelve years. It is the largest Peacekeeping force in Kenya has been fighting against an Al-Shabaab insurgency since 2011 when it sent troops into Somalia to confront the terror group. Ever since Al-Shabab has vowed retribution against Kenya and has been responsible for…

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Investigative Journalist Murdered In Ghana

The Ghanaian undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale has been shot dead after a politician called for retribution against him. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was a member of the Tiger Eye Private Investigations team led by the legendary Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremayaw Anas.  The Tiger Eye team recently exposed financial corruption in Ghana’s football leagues which led to…

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Three Women Bringing Hope To A New Generation Of African Youth.

 My main objective when I set up my company was to try to support, inspire and empower young women across Africa. Since Peter Burdin Africa Ltd was launched three years ago we’ve developed business partnerships with female entrepreneurs in South Africa and Kenya and Zimbabwean, Isabel Dliwayo has just joined us as our logistics chief.…

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Gwendolyn’s Fight For Peace

Gwendolyn has just been named by Time Magazine as one of the eight young people who are “making the world a better place”. Her Messengers of Peace (MOP) Liberia organisation has also won President George Manneh Weah’s inaugural National Peace Prize for its invaluable contributions to peace in Liberia. She was born at the height…

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Akosua Hits Top One Hundred For UK Tech

Akosua Annobil has  been named one of the top 100 most influential Black, Asian Minority Ethnic  leaders in the UK tech sector in a list compiled by the Financial Times. Akosua founded AB2020 AfricaBusiness2020.com in 2015 as a way of linking Africa’s dynamic business community with its British counterparts. The following year she started the…

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