ALC holds its Africa Debates series at King's College in London

The ALC held its 4th Africa Debates series, on February 18th, 2015 at King's College in London. 

The Africa Debates are a core part of the ALC Fellowship programmes, and are high level role-play sessions. During the seminars, Fellows discuss and act out various roles of key personalities involved in significant and current security situations on the African continent. Popularly known as the Simulation Seminars, these sessions provide an the Fellows an opportunity to display their analysis of current affairs from a variety of perspectives. In addition, the seminars test the capacity of the Fellows to critically engage with the public on the most pertinent issues affecting Africa today. Finally, the seminars are an important tool in helping the Fellows develop the skills they will need to step into leadership roles in the future.

The topics for the 2015 Africa Debates were as follows:

Seminar 1- Ebola in West Africa: Failings of post-conflict reconstruction in Africa 


President of Liberia, H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf- Played by M.A. Fellow Stephanie Minou

President of Sierra Leone, H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma- Played by M.A. Fellow Jacob Kamau

UK Secretary for International Development, H.E. Justine Greening- Played by Grace Kilonzi

Governor of Lagos State, Nigeria, H.E. Babatunde Raji Fashola- Played by Women's Fellowship Programme Fellow, Semiha Abdulmelik

President of the ECOWAS Commission, H.E. Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo- Played by M.A. Fellow Femi Samson

Actionaid Liberia, Mr. Jibril Tomothy- Played by M.A. Fellow Demelash Fesehagiorgis

Seminar 2- Ebola in West Africa: International Responses in Conflicts: Peace, Security and Political Dynamics of the 'Global War on Terror' in Africa and the Middle East


African Union Director for Peace and Security, El Ghassim Wane- Played by M.A. Fellow Julius Kaka

President of Kenya, H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta- Played by M.A. Fellow Habibu Yaya Bappah

President of Nigeria, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan- Played by M.A. Fellow Moses Onyango

President of Syria, H.E. Bashar al-Assad- Played by M.A. Fellow Abimbola Opanike

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry- Played by M.A. Fellow Adegoke Damilola

President of Amnesty International, Salil Shetty- Played by M.A. Fellow Edward Wanyonyi


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