Africa Leaders Magazine

Author name: Dede Davies

FRED SWANIKER-PASSIONATE SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND LEADERSHIP EXPERT

Fred Swaniker is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and education advocate who has made significant contributions to the field of education in Africa. Born in Ghana in 1976, Swaniker has dedicated his career to addressing the challenges of leadership development and education on the continent. His innovative ideas have garnered widespread recognition for their impact in shaping …

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CATHERINE GOTANI HARA-FIRST FEMALE SPEAKER OF MALAWI’S PARLIAMENT

Catherine Gotani Hara made history in Malawi by becoming the country’s first female Speaker of Parliament. This milestone achievement marked a significant step toward gender inclusivity and empowerment in Malawian politics. Her rise to the position of Speaker exemplified the changing dynamics and growing recognition of the importance of women in leadership roles. Catherine Gotani …

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BETHLEHEM ALEMU-THE VISIONARY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE FASTEST RISING FOOTWEAR BRAND,SOLE REBELS

Ethiopian businesswoman Bethlehem Alemu founded SoleRebels, a trailblazing footwear brand that has won praise from all around the world for its dedication to eco-friendly operations and handcrafted goods. Bethlehem, who was born in Addis Abeba’s Zenabwork neighborhood in 1980, started out as an entrepreneur with the goal of fostering economic growth in Ethiopia while protecting …

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JOEL EMBIID-A DOMINANT AND VERSATILE BASKTERBALL PLAYER IN THE NBA

Joel Embiid, is an exceptional  figure in the world of professional basketball. Standing at 7 feet tall, Embiid has made a significant impact in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with his extraordinary skills as a center. Embiid’s basketball journey took an international turn, starting in Cameroon, where his raw talent began to shine. He moved …

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TARA FELA-DUROTOYE- THE REDIFINING BUSINESS LEADER IN NIGERIAN BUSINESS

Tara Fela-Durotoye is a Nigerian businesswoman, makeup artist, a lawyer and the founder of House of Tara International, one of the most prominent beauty and cosmetics brands in Nigeria. She has not only made a significant impact in the beauty industry but has also become an inspirational figure and advocate for entrepreneurship, empowerment, and women’s …

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BOHLALE MPHAHLELE- THE YOUNG SCIENTIST WHO CREATED AN ALERTING EARPIECE TO CURB GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

According to the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, South Africa has one of the highest rates of violence against women on the entire continent, with a rate five times the global average. One in four women will experience violence by men, and women are five times more likely to be killed. According …

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ELLEN JOHNSON SIRLEAF- AFRICA’S FIRST FEMALE HEAD OF STATE AND A TRANSFORMATIVE LEADER

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, born on October 29, 1938, in Monrovia, Liberia, is a towering figure in African politics and a force for  transformative leadership. As the first elected female head of state in Africa, serving as the President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, her leadership journey is marked by resilience, dedication to democracy, and …

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FESTIVAL DU SAHARA-A CELEBRATION OF RICH CULTURAL HERITAGE OF DESERT-DWELLING COMMUNITIES

The Festival du Sahara, also known as the Festival of the Sahara, is a vibrant and culturally rich event held annually in Douz, a town located at the gateway to the Sahara Desert in Tunisia. This festival, often regarded as one of North Africa’s most significant cultural celebrations, brings together nomadic communities and visitors from …

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FOLORUNSO ALAKIJA-A PROMINENT BUSINESS MAGANTE AND ONE OF AFRICA’S WEALTHIEST WOMAN

The well-known Nigerian business magnate Folorunso Alakija is a representation of both philanthropy and entrepreneurial achievement. Born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, on July 15, 1951, Alakija’s rise to prominence as one of Africa’s wealthiest women is a credit to her tenacity, savvy in business, and dedication to improving society. Madam Alakija was passionate about …

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MORGAN TSVANGIRAI-AN INDEFATIGABLE FIGHTER FOR PEACEFUL DEMOCRATIC CHANGE IN ZIMBABWE

Morgan Tsvangirai, a name that resonates with resilience, courage, and unwavering dedication to democracy, left an indelible mark on the political landscape of Zimbabwe. Born on March 10, 1952, in Buhera, a rural corner of this southern African nation, Tsvangirai rose from humble beginnings to become a symbol of hope for millions of Zimbabweans yearning …

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