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The latest news from the African Leadership Institute and its Fellows. AFLI Fellows are leaders and change-makers, so this section has a lot of news. Please use the icons below if you want to sort posts by category, such as: regular news posts, video posts, audio posts, by tag, or by blogger. Additionally, all text in all of the posts is fully searchable.

Sam Mensah - 2014 Tutu Fellow (Ghana)

Sam Mensah - 2014 Tutu Fellow (Ghana)

Samuel Mensah founded and runs KISUA.com, an e-commerce platform selling exclusive contemporary African fashions globally. The site features beautiful, limited-run pieces alongside an online magazine brimming with original stories about African style, music, art and culture.  Prior to founding KISUA, Samuel Mensah was Africa Director for Intel Capital (the investment arm of Intel, the computer chip maker), making investments in innovative African technology companies and start-ups.

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Paul Kapelus - 2008 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Paul Kapelus - 2008 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Paul Kapelus has a 23-year career in the field of business and society. His focus has been in the natural resources sectors, working with mining, oil, gas, agriculture and forestry. Paul’s work has focused on how companies intersect with development and the strategies that need to be considered, designed and implemented. He has experience in partnership design and implementation, conflict resolution, bankable feasibility studies, social and human rights assessments, sustainability reporting and assurance, design of management systems, stakeholder engagement strategies and plans, design and management of trusts and foundations, training, coaching, and recruitment.

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Mucha Mkanganwi - 2011 Tutu Fellow (Zimbabwe)

Mucha Mkanganwi - 2011 Tutu Fellow (Zimbabwe)

Mucha Mkanganwi is the founder and CEO of Pulse Pharmaceuticals.  Previously, he was Group CEO of CAPS Holdings Limited, having risen through the ranks over a seven-year period during which he held several different positions spanning financial, operational and business development responsibilities. CAPS Holdings Limited is the largest listed pharmaceutical company in Zimbabwe.

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January Makamba - Class of 2013 Tutu Fellowship (Tanzania)

January Makamba - Class of 2013 Tutu Fellowship (Tanzania)

Currently Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology in the Tanzanian Government and a member of the ruling party's National Executive Committee, in 2014, January Makamba launched his campaign to be elected as the President of his country in 2015.



 

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Ifeoma (Ify) Malo - 2013 Tutu Fellow (Nigeria)

Ifeoma (Ify) Malo - 2013 Tutu Fellow (Nigeria)

Ify Malo was most recently the Special Assistant on Legal and Policy Issues to the Nigerian Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance. Her vast experience includes working as a Counsel at Ashoka, Office of West Africa; deputy head intellectual property at the firm of George Ikoli & Okagbue; senior manager at the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG); associate at the Boston Public Health Commission; a Boston based Global Biotechnology firm - Genzyme Corporation; adjunct professor at the College of Management at University of Massachusetts Boston. At Genzyme Corporation Ify successfully developed strategic documents used in expanding the Global Market Access tactic in Latin America; Asia, and Europe.

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About AFLI

About AFLI

An overview of the organisation.

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Tracey Webster - 2007 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Tracey Webster - 2007 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Originally from South Africa, Tracey Webster is Executive Director of AFLI and is based in Johannesburg.

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Siza Majola - 2008 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Siza Majola - 2008 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Originally from South Africa, Siza Majola is the Corporate Affairs Executive at ADvTech.

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Nonhlanhla Mayisela - 2014 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Nonhlanhla Mayisela - 2014 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Nonhlanhla Mayisela is a 2014 Tutu Fellow originally from South Africa. She is a member of the South African Property Owners Association and sits on the executive committee of the Women.

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Ndumiso Luthuli – 2012 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Ndumiso Luthuli – 2012 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Originally from South Africa, Ndumiso Luthuli is Director of Project Finance and Development at Virtual Consulting Engineers.

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Tatenda Manjengwa - 2012 Tutu Fellow (Zimbabwe/South Africa)

Tatenda Manjengwa - 2012 Tutu Fellow (Zimbabwe/South Africa)

Tatenda Manjengwa is originally from Zimbabwe

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Robin Perks - 2009 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Robin Perks - 2009 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Originally from South Africa, Robin Perks is Founder & CEO of Aperture Consulting & Recruitment.

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Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Chimhanzi - 2010 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Chimhanzi - 2010 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Dr. Jacqueline Chimhanzi, Senior Strategist, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa

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Ms. Niven Postma - 2007 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Ms. Niven Postma - 2007 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Originally from South Africa, Niven Postma is Head of the South African Reserve Bank Academy.

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Desmond Tutu’s Address to #UgandaWarVictims

Desmond Tutu’s Address to #UgandaWarVictims

In May 2014, the African Youth Initiative (AYINET) hosted the National War Victims’ Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The event provided a powerful platform for war victims in Africa to engage with Government, civil society and development partners, and proved to be a springboard for greater global awareness of the plight of war victims.

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