Meet the Fellow: Seesio Jonase Koetlisi

July 12, 2017

Four years ago, Seesio Jonase Koetlisi started his private emergency medical agency, Pems 24 seven. They pride themselves on operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and getting their patients to the hospital alive.

Meet the Fellow: Henry Ngale Foretia

July 18, 2017

Henry Ngale Foretia is the founder and owner of Ets Henry & Freres, the only poultry farming management business in his home country of Cameroon, Africa. Henry grew up with four siblings.

UI faculty help African entrepreneurs build businesses in their home countries

June 14, 2017

Two University of Iowa faculty members from the Tippie College of Business recently spent time in Ethiopia and Kenya helping entrepreneurs who participated in last year’s Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) develop their businesses.

Diakite Dreams Big in Guinea - A Local Chicken Farm with a National Mindset

July 18, 2016

Adama Diakite, the founder and CEO of Adakol Farms, is on a mission to revolutionize farming in his home country, Guinea. Diakite comes from a family with a farming legacy. His grandfather and his father are both farmers, which is a popular occupation in Guinea.

Meet the Entrepreneur Changing the Tech Scene in Senegal

July 7, 2016

What do the internet and Senegal have in common? They have both been reinvigorated by Awa Caba, a young and energetic entrepreneur hailing from Dakar, Senegal.

UI to Host Business, Government Leaders from African Nations this Summer as Part of State Department Program

February 16, 2017

As a part of the U.S. State Department Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders, the University of Iowa will host 25 young leaders from several sub-Saharan African countries this summer.

Cultivating a Global Mindset

July 20, 2016

Four Fellows from the University of Iowa's Mandela Washington Fellowship join Charity Nebbe on Talk of Iowa.

Starting Their Own Business to Improve Lives in Africa

July 25, 2016

The University of Iowa's Mandela Washington Fellows want more than to create a business, they want to transform their countries.

Meet the Entrepreneur Changing the Tech Scene in Senegal

July 9, 2016

Awa Caba, a University of Iowa Mandela Washington Fellow, is a young entrepreneur from Dakar, Senegal. She works to connect business women in Senegal with the internet to enhance their influence.

Mandela Fellows Land in Iowa City

June 23, 2016

A group of 25 emerging entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa arrived in Iowa City for the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. They will be staying at the University of Iowa for six weeks and will be be taking classes and touring the state.