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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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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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Shedzi Takes Lagos

Shedzi, 24, is a fast rising British-Nigerian award winning TV multimedia personality and fashion model. Shedzi is a management consultant by day. By night she transforms into a fashionista, appearing on Lagos catwalks and presenting TV shows. Shedzi has a degree in Economics and has over three years of experience within the financial services industry…

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Next Month – Voting For Change?

Nigeria and South Africa -Africa’s two biggest economies- go to the polls this year. In February Nigeria President Buhari is seeking to be re-elected, while South Africa’s President Ramaphosa will face the people in elections later this year. I’ll be reporting on the outcomes of both elections and what they will mean for the future…

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When Afro-Capitalism means 1 Million Entrepreneurs

When five thousand young Africans arrived in Lagos last month they became the latest wave of a Nigerian entrepreneur’s dream to create one million new jobs. Tony Elumelu’s ten-year programme wants to develop a new generation of young Africans who will set up their own businesses and in turn create new employment opportunities. It’s another…

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