King's College London and the African Leadership Centre are hosting a lecture with Dev Pragad, CEO of Newsweek, on Wednesday 4th December, as part of our Leadership in Practice series.

Date: Wednesday 4th December

Time: 6.00pm

Venue: Council Room, Strand Campus

This is a King's invite-only event. All staff and student at King's are welcome to attend.

Attendees should please register at this link:

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There will be drinks and nibbles afterwards, which all are welcome to attend.

Dr Dev Pragad is the CEO of Newsweek Magazine. Since taking the helm of the company in 2016 Dev has radically transformed the business. He implemented a digital first strategy and pushed Newsweek strongly into the digital era which saw its digital readership grow from 6 million readers a month to 60million plus across all platforms in less than 3 years.

Shortly after his PhD from King’s College London in 2009 he founded the UK edition of IBT - a business and general interest publication - and entered into digital publishing business. He started the business with three staff and grew it to a $20million a year business in 5 years with over 150 staff and offices based in London’s Canary Wharf. His success saw him acquire the license to publish Newsweek International edition from London between 2014 and 2016. His business acumen lead to eventual take-over of the US business of Newsweek in 2016 which was completed in 2018 with him becoming a majority owner of the Newsweek publication.

Dev is an investor and entrepreneur in a number of start ups and serves as a mentor and advisor.  He continues to lead Newsweek through the radically changing digital media landscape and revitalizing the iconic brand.



Africa Week at King’s College London

Dates: 11 - 15 November 2019 


About the Event:

The Africa Week at King’s is part of Africa at King’s programme and is co-organised by the African Leadership Centre, School of Global Affairs and Africa Research Group in the War Studies Department in collaboration with the Global Health Institute (GHI) at King’s College London. The aim of King’s Africa Week is two-fold: to showcase the work of various Departments, Units and academics that engage in research, education and outreach activities relating to Africa; and to facilitate interaction between academics across King’s Faculties working on Africa and African policy practitioners as well as experts from partner institutions. Africa Week will showcase research projects and activities, as well as education and impact activities that relate to King’s partnerships with Africa-based higher education, policy and practice institutions. Events during the week of 11-15 November, will focus on film, literature, leadership, education, health, and economics with expert voices, special guests, students and alumni. It will be an opportunity for King’s community to experience different aspects of King’s engagement with Africa.

Prof. Funmi Olonisakin Welcome note to Africa Week at King's College London.

Key Events:

Several key events will run throughout the campus as part of Africa Week at King’s College London.

The King’s Engaged in Africa Conference

The 2nd King’s Engaged in Africa Conference is the main event of the Africa Week. It will showcase the work of King’s College London researchers actively engaged in and with the African continent. The theme of the conference is ‘Africa’s agency in the Greater Horn of Africa’ and will be held on the 15th November 2019.

African Cuisines Experience - Experience A taste of Africa

King’s Food Service will be serving the popular Nigerian Jollof Rice and Chicken at Bush House Café (The Vault), Strand Campus.

Africa and the World

Participants will benefit from other events which will coincide with Africa Week including a Public Lecture on Internationalisation of Higher Education hosted by the School of Education; A screening of the film Cold Case Hammarskjöld  by Mads Brügger’s on the investigation into the enigmatic death of the former UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld and a book launch on Widow Inheritance and Contested Citizenship in Kenya by Dr. Awino Okech' which will be hosted by the African Leadership Centre.

See the website for full schedule of these and other activities.

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Dr. Nompilo Ndlovu

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is very pleased to announce that Dr. Nompilo Cindy Ndlovu has graduated from her PhD programme in Historical Studies. Dr. Ndlovu is an ALC Alumna from the ALC Peace and Security Fellowship for African Women programme. She submitted her thesis on the 11th of February, 2019 and graduated on the 12th of July, 2019. Her doctoral degree was obtained through the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa. The thesis is entitled ‘The Gukurahundi “Genocide”: Memory and Justice in Independent Zimbabwe'. This oral history study focuses on various aspects or concepts associated with memory in post-conflict societies, including the nexus between memory and silence; gender and memory; sites or spatialities of memory; as well as the intergenerationality of memory. Further, justice initiatives (across various actors) of the Gukurahundi atrocities in post-colonial Zimbabwe are discussed in-depth.

Nompilo is currently fulfilling a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the A.W. Mellon funded History Access programme, and is also an adjunct lecturer in the aforementioned Department/University. Prior to this, she studied and worked as a practitioner within the disciplines of Gender and Development amongst various communities within South Africa, and through networks with fellow organisations on the African continent. Nompilo is an alumna of  Women’s Funding Network Bridge Builder (2010/2011).

Everyone at the ALC wishes Dr. Ndlovu well in her future career!



Prof. Abiodun Alao, Head of Programmes at ALC-King's, with some of the winners

The African Leadership Centre (ALC) at King's College London is pleased to announce this years winners of the African Community of Practice Outstanding Achievement Award, one of whom - Wadeisor Rukato - is  currently undertaking the ALC Peace and Security Fellowship for African Scholars. Each winner has been awarded £500 or £1000 to be spent on activities related to their academic areas of interest. The award offers an opportunity for the recipient to carry out an activity that enhances their academic journey that would otherwise not have been possible.

This year's winners were chosen as:

Wadeisor Rukato, Zimbabwean, African Leadership Centre;
Adeoti Dipelou, Nigerian, African Leadership Centre;
Ife Okafor, Nigerian, War Studies
Bianca Moffett,  South African, Global Mental Health                    
Darryn Williams,  South African,  Global Mental Health                       
Olakunle Oginni, Nigerian, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
Nabila Elshawarbi, Egyptian, International Political Economy
Nicholas Vintcent Golding, South African, International Political Economy

This outstanding achievement award is open to African students studying any BA, MA or PhD programme at King's. This award has been made possible by the generous donation of Richemont International, who have sponsored this award for the previous three years. Through the ALC and African Community of Practice (ACP), departments were chosen across King's who have been particularly active in Africa-related activity. Faculty from those departments then selected high-achieving African students worthy of this award using criteria which included: most improvement over the course of study; highest performance; and most impressive student engagement, among others.

Very many congratulations to all this years winners from all at ALC!

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