The thirty hour bus ride from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Uganda is not for the fainthearted. The long haul bus which changes over in Nairobi is filled with energy as travelers navigate their way through East Africa; this constant buzz a great distraction from the tight squeeze my 1.8 meter frame had to squeeze […]

Event: Shape Africa 2017. 26/10/2017

Our Africa, Our Story Stories matter. Who tells Africa’s stories? Who creates the narratives that shape the perceptions, attitudes, and future of a continent of 55 nations and 1.26 billion people? The Global Shapers Addis Ababa Hub asks our continent’s best and brightest to look inward at ourselves and onwards to a story of growth, […]


The Durban Agreement on #OpenAfrica was reached at a meeting of the Africa50 Global Shapers at the Transnet Port Authority in Durban on 5 May 2017. The Durban Agreement was launched after #ShapingAfrica conversations at the 2017 World Economic Forum on Africa. The Agreement aims to make a case for an open and border-free Africa […]