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Top 10 Trends in Africa in 2016 and Beyond

Africa is not only a hotbed for growth and opportunity, but it is also emerging as a unique player in the economic and cultural spheres in the global setting. Looking at events that happened over [...]

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ALU Admits 180 New Students from 22 African Countries to its First Campus

ALU, a network of world-class tertiary education institutions offering programs aimed at developing Africa’s future leaders, have admitted 180 students from 22 African countries to African Leadership College, its flagship campus in Mauritius. The Mauritius [...]

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Applications for African Leadership Academy’s Flagship Two Year Pre-University Program are Now Open

Young leaders aged 16 to 19 years from across Africa are invited to submit their applications to enrol in a unique curriculum that includes courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Cambridge [...]

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Africa’s Outstanding Young Leaders

Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Washington Fellows Meeting. Photo credit: Flickr Although we rarely hear about excellent African leaders, they do exist. This year alone 500 young people, aged 25 to 35, have [...]

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What I Learned From the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Program

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a flagship program of President Obama to invest in the next generation of Young African Leaders. The program that started in 2014 brings 500 fellows from across Africa to United [...]

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Carnegie Mellon University Holds Graduation for Kigali Campus

Adding 21 young men and women from East Africa to its 100,000+ base of global alumni, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) held its second graduation ceremony for Master’s candidates at the Kigali Serena [...]

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Eisenhower Fellowships Deepens its Ties to Sub-Saharan Africa

In 1953, U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower received a birthday gift – the establishment of the Eisenhower Fellowships, a program aimed at fostering “international understanding and leadership through the exchange of information, ideas and perspectives among [...]

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Talking Heads: Encouraging Scientific Curiosity (AUDIO)

Yewande Omotoso speaks to engineer and educator Dr. G. Ayorkor Korsah about her love of math and science to her deep appreciation of engineering, robotics, algorithms and teaching. Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin [...]

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Talking Heads: Bridging the Education Gap (AUDIO)

Yewande Omotoso speaks to medical doctor and CEO of TeachSA, Dr. Mothomang Diaho on innovative solutions to tackle education inequity in South Africa.   Sound design: Tim Pringle, Origin Audio Recorded by: Sotho [...]

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Op-Ed: Betting on Africa’s Next-Generation Leaders

Africa is rising. But the continent – and indeed the world – is also facing critical challenges. The tragedy of diseases like Ebola. The ravages of climate change. The threat of food insecurity. Civil unrest [...]