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10 Years of change-making

New AFLI CEO Jackie Chimhanzi looks at the staggering impact Tutu Fellows have had in the past 10 years since the Tutu Leadership Programme began developing a new generation of African leaders. She gives some thought to what might be accomplished in the next 10, including new sponsorships from organisations keen to see a stronger Africa.

Oxford Workshop wraps 2016 Tutu Fellowship Programme

Twenty three dynamic young leaders were awarded their Tutu Leadership Fellowship certificates last month at a farewell dinner hosted by Lord Hacking at his home in London, having completed the six-month, part-time programme with an intensive but richly rewarding ten-day workshop in Oxford and London.

It's the end of the world as we know it

The Tutu Fellowship Programme requires each participant to write an essay on leadership in Africa. In this essay by 2016 Fellow Jon Kornik, he posits that we are decades too late to look in the rear view mirror to get a sense of where to go next.

Wrestling for peace in Sudan (video)

South Sudan has been troubled by war since it's inception. 2016 Tutu Fellow Peter Biar Ajak has been trying to bring a measure of peace between the sides through a common passion - wrestling. During the recent cease-fire, he was given just days to organise a tournament.

Lessons from Zuck's visit to Nigeria

Tutu Fellow Gbenga Sesan spells out why the visit by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is such a big deal - aside from it being a visit by the man controlling a pool of private data of 1.71 billion active users, more than the population of China or India.

Small enterprise needs a big bet

Tutu Fellow James Mwangi, the Executive Director of The Dalberg Group, says that small enterprise - if it is given the support it needs - has the power to create growth and prosperity for Africa. He makes the case in an interview for a series called Big Bets For a Better World.

Tutu Fellow wins 2016 Norman Borlaug Award

2012 Tutu Fellow Dr. Andrew Mude has won two awards, including the prestigious Norman Borlaug award, for an innovative program that uses satellite technology and data for livestock insurance for vulnerable herding communities in East Africa.

Fellows move renewable energy forward

Tutu Fellow Ifeoma Malo is promoting the use of renewable energy in Nigeria through her organisation Power For All.  She makes the case that small scale solar energy doesn't need the vast expenditure needed for a smart grid.

And, Tutu Fellow Succes Masra has been appointed to the Presidential Task Team for the New Deal on Energy in Africa at the African Development Bank. The team has a pan-African responsibility to mobilise capital for renewable projects.

Tutu Fellow wins global Change Agent Tech Award

2016 Fellow Amanda Gicharu-Kemoli has been recognised by the Anita Borg Institute with a prestigious Change Agent tech award. The Institute is a non-profit organisation focused on the advancement of women in computing.

Teenage girls mentored by Fellow impress

US Secretary of State John Kerry and American Ambassadors were impressed by the tech skills demonstrated by teenage girls at a STEM camp started by The Visiola Foundation. The foundation is the brainchild of Tute Fellow Lade Araba.


"If we burn for justice, what will be left?"

Student anger in South Africa is leading to violent confrontation with police, the university establishment and the government. Tutu Fellow Sello Hatang and CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation writes a powerful piece on what it may take going forward.

Tutu Fellow nominated for peace award

2016 Tutu Fellow Andre Hilton Ross has been nominated for the 2016 Marsh Award for peacemaking and peacekeeping. The Marsh Award recognises individuals from outside the UK who are making an innovative difference to areas of conflict and peacemaking - in this case, using sport as a catalyst for change.

Tanzania's next 1,600 days with 'The Bulldozer'

Aidan Eyakuze, a Tutu Fellow and Board Member, writes about the challenges ahead for Tanzania and the need to ensure President Magufuli retain his approach to open governing, transparency and citizen participation.

Open letter to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe

AFLI Board Member Nkosana Moyo pens an open letter to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in which he asks for the president to engage with the citizenry on matters of accountability and competency in the management of the affairs of the country.

Democracy, good governance & the rule of law

Tutu Fellow Linda Kasonde, the Law Association President of Zambia, writes an article on governance in Africa in which she examines the institutions that enable a country to function effectively for all its people - or not, as is the case in so many African countries.

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