Strathmore Business School's Inaugural Great Africans Getaway

Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha-Kenya, 28th Sept 2013
What Africa Needs - By Ali A. Mufuruki

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Dar es Salaam, 19 September -The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa Foundation today announced its fourth class of ALI Fellows

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August 19, 2003

This week on Africa Leadership Dialogues, our very own founder and mentor Ali Mufuruki shared his insights on Africa. 

Citizen TV Monday Aug 19th at 10.15pm.

This show has received great feedback from across the continent and even as far as the UK House of Commons and it is a chance to redirect and reframe the African conversation.

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July 1, 2013
By Ali. A. Mufuruki (Published in The Citizen)

We can use President Obama’s historic visit to make a fresh start

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June 19, 2013

Embracing Change Is Key To Success in Today's Multi- Cultural World

Keynote Address at the launch of the Ismaili Professionals Network - By Ali A. Mufuruki - Dar es Salaam 19th June 2013



May, 2013

Kagame tips on servant leadership

President Paul Kagame has called on African leaders to promote servant leadership which respects citizens’ interests and dignity.

The Head of State made the remarks on Sunday shortly after meeting a team of Fellows from African Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Village Urugwiro. The Fellows include highly successful entrepreneurial individuals from across Africa.

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March, 2013

Rising Stars Mentoring Programme in Uganda Enables Girls to Achieve their Dreams

Rehmah Kasule, ALI-EA Fellow and founder of Century Entrepreneurship Development Agency –CEDA International launched ‘Rising Stars Mentoring Program.’ The program which is implemented in  partnership with US  government aims at reaching 12,000 girls in 7 schools and 8 universities in Uganda with 5D CYCLES.

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  Feb 5, 2013

Goldman Sachs Annual Macro Conference
2013 – Hong Kong

Investment Opportunities and Africa’s Competitive Advantage

Keynote address by Ali A. Mufuruki, Co-Founder and Senior Partner, Gro Energy LTD


November 2012

ALI-EA fellow Jeremy Awori has been appointed as Barclays Kenya Chief Executive Officer

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October 2012

Audited financial Results for the period ending Dec 31st, 2011 Released

April 2012

The the Africa Leadership Initiative East Africa (ALI-EA), held its graduation ceremony today for its 2010 Fellows, with calls for the graduates to play their role in transforming the African continent by putting into practice the leadership lessons they have learned during their two-year journey together in pursuit of leadership excellence.
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  Jan 2012
Audited financial Results for the period ending Dec 31st, 2010 Released
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Sept 2011

ALI EA fellows Julie Gichuru and Stella Kilonzo have been listed by Forbes as part of the Top20 youngest power women in Africa.

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Feb 2011

Find The African Essence Magazine Vol2

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  December 18th, 2010

CMA Chief Executive honoured

The Chief Executive of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) - Kenya and ALI Fellow, Mrs Stella Kilonzo, has been awarded the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS)
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  November 2010

ALI Fellow - Linus Gitahi walks away with Kenya CEO of the Year crown
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  November 2010
Audited financial Results for the period endind Dec, 2009 Released
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  August 18, 2010

ALI - East Africa names emerging leaders as 2010 ALI Fellows

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March 2010
We ask your assistance in identifying outstanding individuals for the next class of Africa Leadership Initiative Fellows.
DEADLINE: April 15th 2010

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Jan 2010
Second Liberation class to meet for their last of four
seminars, The Promise of Leadership - Jan18-22, 2010 at the
Neptune Pwani Beach Resort on the island of Zanzibar.

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September 2009
Audited financial Results for 2008 Released.
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July 30, 2009
ALI/East Africa Class II

Milestone VIII Narrative Report
Seminar 3 – Leadership in the Era of Globalization
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genocide   July, 2009
ALI EA Fellows contribute towards the installation of electricity and  water supply  for the  Rugerero Genocide Memorial.
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kivu   July, 2009
Lake Kivu July 10th-14th 2009 in pictures

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achieve   July, 2009
Latest Achievement Updates from ALI EA Fellows

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March 2009


Between September 2008 and June 2009, Fellows of the 2008 Class are breaking up into groups of 3 or 4  and travelling to Aspen, CO or Wye, MD to attend the 2nd seminar  entitled  The Great Values Seminar: Defining the Good Society. This seminar is a 5-day seminar in which the Fellows build their vision of “a good society” by reading, discussing, debating and relating the writings of a wide range of thinkers to their present-day conditions.  Thinkers include Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, Hobbes, Lee Kwan Yew, Milton Friedman, Julius Nyerere, Rachel Carson, Ibn Khaldun, Simon Bolivar and others.  The Fellows share their personal thoughts on the proper role of government in society as well as on the sorts of trade-offs they are willing to accept in the name of economic growth and social stability.

The 3rd Seminar that the Fellows will be attending is entitled Leading in an Era of Globalization and will be taking place in Rwanda at the Serena Hotel, Lake Kivu from July 10th  through July 14th. This seminar is a  4-day seminar in which the Fellows explore the economic, political, scientific, cultural and ethical dimensions of globalization.  Readings and discussions cover a wide range of topics including the demands of global capital, the future of the African Union, and the challenge of eliminating corruption, the growth of Asian outsourcing and the importance of financial remittances to local economies.



In this release, you will find updates about Heri Bomani, Norah Owaraga, Julie Gichuru, Martin Kimani, Dr. Abdul Sebbaale, Elkanah Odembo, Aidan Eyakuze, Wahome Muchiri, Paul Kavuma, Salim Amin >> Read here in full

September 2008

Launch of A24 Media revolutionises African media environment  (Salim Amin - ALI Class of 2002) >>Read the press release

Zimbabwe's new Deputy Prime Minister Prof. Arthur Mutambara is an ALI Fellow (South Africa). Heartfelt congratulations from the ALI EA Foundation.

July 04, 2008


The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa Foundation today announced the commencement of the seminar programme for its second class of fellows... >more

June 2008

New class list of 2008 fellows released

The ALI East Africa Foundation, in partnership with the Aspen Institute, is committed to launching a new ALI/East Africa class of 24 Fellows in July of 2008 to further develop the needed critical mass of values based leaders in the region. This total cost to launch a new class of East Africa Fellows that will meet four times over two years is US$851,000 has already been raised by the management committee.  We are also engaging the domestic private sector, other international donors, and ALI Fellows for support.

The list of 24 participants from the East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda is as follows;

No Name Country
1 Oskar Semweya-Musoke, 44
Principal, Taibah Schools, Uganda

Dr Sebbaale A. Kato, 44
Chief Executive Officer Case Medical Centre

3 Robert Kabushenga
CEO, New Vision Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd
4 Maria Odido, 48
Managing Director, Bee Natural Product factory
5 Paul Kavuma, 40
Director and Head of East Africa Private Equity at Actis
6 Norah Owaraga, 39
CEO, Executive Support Services (ESS)
7 Julie Gichuru, 34
Current Affairs Editor/News Anchor, NTV
8 Rose Nyaboke Ogega MBS, 47
Finance Director, Skynet Worldwide Express  Ltd
9 Muchiri Wahome, 45
Managing Director, Deacons (Kenya) Ltd
10 Salim Amin, 37
CEO, Camerapix Ltd,
Chairman, The Mohamed Amin Foundation,
Chairman, A24 Media
11 Martin Mbugua Kimani
Senior Counter-Terrorism Advisor, IGAD Capacity Building Program Against Terrorism Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies
12 Patrick Obath
Managing Director and Country Chairman for Shell and BP Kenya Limited
13 John Ulanga, 37
Executive Director, the Foundation for Civil Society
14 Kati Kerenge, 34
Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications
15 Nehemiah Kyando Mchechu
CEO & MD, Commercial Bank of Africa (T) ania Limited   
16 Aidan Eyakuze, 39
Founder Director of Serengeti Advisers Limited

Heri Bomani, 37
CEO, Kenya Commercial Bank, Dar es Salaam

18 Victoria Tunu Chale, 37
Human Resource Consultant/Trainer, Dar es Salaam
19 Nyiringango Patrick Kabagema, 34
Managing Director, Rock Global Consulting (RGC)
20 Monique Nsanzabaganwa, 37
Minister of Trade and Industry, Rwanda
21 Henry Kanyesiime GAPERI, 46
CEO, The Social Security Fund of Rwanda (SSFR)
22 Richard Mugisha, 38
Managing partner of Trust Law Chambers
23 John Mirenge, 43
Managing Director, Electrogaz




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