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Creating Tomorrow's African Leaders

When he was a child, Fred Swaniker's family were displaced by war. Now he has raised millions of dollars to train the next generation of African leaders.

Fred Swaniker, a Ghanaian entrepreneur, is on a mission to create the next generation of African leaders. He has raised millions of dollars to start a chain of leadership academies in different African countries and is now planning to set up 25 leadership universities across the continent. His success follows a difficult childhood; his family fled Ghana when he was four years old after a military coup and found themselves caught up in another conflict in the Gambia.

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(Photo: Fred Swaniker. Credit: Keshawve Jeewon/ALU)

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