Category Archives: Articles

African Leadership Network: My Transcultural Media Ventures By Claude Grunitzky

By ALN | Published: SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 Last October, I was diagnosed, by my Sloan Fellow cohort at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as an “entrepreneurial creative.” How, as a Togolese-French-American magazine publisher and…

African Leadership Network: Ethical And Entrepreneurial Leadership Needed For SA By: Abey Mokgwatsane

By ALN | Published: SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 South Africa needs a new breed of leadership to address the country’s challenges and promote a flourishing democracy. South Africa has one of the highest levels of inequality…

African Leadership Network: Why We Launched The African Leadership Academy

By ALN | Published: JULY 20, 2012 My colleagues and I were inspired to start ALA because we were tired of complaining about the state of affairs in Africa and not doing anything about…

African Leadership Network: Lifting Africa Up By Empowering Its Youth

By ALN | Published: AUGUST 13, 2012 Finding opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 percent of the population—more than 600 million young people—is below the age of 25….

African Leadership Network: Ghana To Host Gathering Of New Generation African Leaders

By ALN | Published: SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 The African Leadership Network (ALN), the premier network of new generation leaders in Africa, on Monday announced that it had finalised the agenda for its 3rd Annual…

African Leadership Network: Winners For The 2012 Africa Awards For Entrepreneurship Announced!

By ALN | Published: OCTOBER 17, 2012 Accra, October 12, 2012 – The African Leadership Network, the premier membership network of new generation leaders in Africa, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, today…

Global Witness: Shell and ENI’s billion dollar payment for Nigerian oil project could fall foul of anti-corruption laws

12th November 2012 New information suggests that the US$1.1 billion paid by Shell and the Italian energy company ENI for a Nigerian oil block could fall foul of anti-corruption legislation…

Global Witness: Promised forest sector reforms failing to materialise, study finds

7th February 2013 Public access to information remains a major obstacle to saving rainforests  Commitments to improve public access to information over how forests are managed in developing countries are…

Global Witness: We could end poverty if … David Cameron is right?

It’s always encouraging to see our leaders pushing the right line for a change. Outlining his agenda for the G8 at the World Economic Forum in Davos recently, the British…

Global Witness: World Bank refuses to review support for logging in tropical rainforests despite criticism from its own independent evaluators

The World Bank Board of Directors has blocked a call by independent evaluators to review the outcomes of the Bank’s support for industrial-scale logging in tropical rainforests. The evaluators concluded…