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Want to keep your eye on the pulse of the continent? Our news & blog articles will do just that. With six growing sector communities, we will not only bring you news on these sectors in Africa, but we will also keep you updated on what our network members are doing.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

How Two ALA Alum are Working Towards a Greener Africa

In a 2018 publication, United Nations Environment Programme released that about 125 million tonnes of municipal solid waste was generated in Africa in 2012. It is expected that this figure should double by 2025. Further statistics show that approximately 13% of this generated waste is plastic. That is more than 16 million tonnes! We consume […]

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Health

Health

Africa Standing Up For Global Health Equity

The world is grasping towards its new-normal platitude at a very fast pace. We are evidencing how much effort is being invested to carefully define new ways of living that will offer a subtle life operation without erupting another pandemic.   With most pre-Covid norms being malleable to fit in the new normal, there are […]

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Agribusiness

Agribusiness

How This ALA Alum Birthed the First NGO Dedicated to Hydroponics Agriculture in Sahel

ALA Alum, Fatouma Fall (ALA Alum, Senegal) is introducing hydroponics to the Sahel community. Fatouma shares how their journey began and what they hope to achieve with their venture.   “In 2021, we (Fatou and her friend Leo) decided to spend time in Senegal to connect with local farmers. Over the course of four 300-km […]

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Resource Articles

Resource Articles

Successful ACN Portal Launch

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Agribusiness

Agribusiness

Laetitia Victoria Mukungu ’12 and MCF Scholar Ellen Savuda

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Governance

Governance

Cornelia Kruah-Togba ’08

Member of the inaugural ALA class, Cornelia Kruah-Togba is breaking boundaries as a public servant and advocate for youth and women’s empowerment in her home country of Liberia.

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Governance

Governance

Sakhile ALA ‘15

An interview with Sakhile ALA ‘15 after winning a position as Senator at the University of Rochester.

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Governance

Governance

Abii-Tah Bih ‘14

African Leadership Academy alumnae, Abii-Tah Bih ‘14, from Cameroon, was elected by The 57th General Assembly of the Associated Students of Michigan State University (MSU) to be the new Undergraduate Student Body President for the 2020-21 academic year. Here is what she had to say after her election.

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