Sunday, July 30, 2017

African Union Students' Council (AUSC) will keep partnering with the African Diaspora Network (ADN) in Celebrating African Diaspora Entrepreneurs & Changemakers.

African Union Students' Council (AUSC) will keep partnering with the African Diaspora Network (ADN) in Celebrating African Diaspora Entrepreneurs & Changemakers.


African Diaspora Network Announcement, July 27th, 2017, from Mrs Almaz Negash The president and Founder of African Diaspora Network, California, USA.


Celebrating African Diaspora Entrepreneurs & Changemakers

As we gear up to bring our community together at the Third Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium, we will spot light and celebrate the innovative work of Africans from the Diaspora and friends of Africa.  Our goal is to increase awareness of the intellectual, financial, and entrepreneurial contribution of the diaspora to Africa and the community in which they live.   

Join us in congratulating Gebeya as they embark into Series A funding to grow and expand their business in Africa.

Gebeya: Best of African Talent

Universities in Africa are churning out thousands of graduates every year, yet the unemployment rate in countries such as Kenya stands at 40%, 24% in Nigeria, 27.7% in South Africa and 16.8% in Ethiopia.

There are no signs that the unemployment rate will come down anytime soon due to various local and international factors such as high inflation rates, high illiteracy levels, and undulating economic cycles among others. In addition to this, youth who qualify for employment and are hired do not get an adequate return on investment on the money spent in their education, and neither are their employers getting value for their money. This remains a huge barrier to the Continent's development.

In an effort to mitigate the challenges facing unemployment and economic development in Africa, Gebeya is creating a robust ecosystem where they train, hire and incubate the best of African talent. Gebeya aims to achieve this by taking them through their practical and project based training, connecting them to well paying jobs and investing in African startups and talent.

Gebeya recently opened its “Series A” round for USD 6 million to amplify its current efforts. The funds will be used as working capital for expansion, fuel business development for deeper market penetration, and to incubate foundry ideas. Their ‘’Series A’’ round is still open to investors.

Gebeya is based in Ethiopia, Kenya and is planning to enter into the Nigerian market in the next few months.
“In 2016 my team participated in the First Annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium. That is where we met my current co-founder, who became the first investor of what is Gebeya today. We are very proud to be associated with African Diaspora Network and we look forward to continuing our partnership and support for ADN.” Amadou Daffe, CEO and Co-Founder, Gebeya
The Innovative Entrepreneur Behind Gebeya and CODERS4AFRICA: Amadou Daffe

Amadou has two passions in life: Africa and software engineering. He holds a BSc in Computer Science and MSc. in Management Information System from the USA. Over the last five years he has travelled across Africa searching for top software engineers and in the process, Amadou  acquired a lot of knowledge on the IT landscape in Africa and the opportunities it presents. It is through his quest that he saw the potential of software improving African economies and solving socioeconomic  issues across developing countries.  This motivated him to Co-Found a Pan - African company, Gebeya Inc so as to nurture a-self-sustainable ecosystem that trains, hires, and incubates the best of IT African talent.
“The African Diaspora Network has been helpful in connecting Gebeya to a network of African diaspora keen to promote sustainable development in Africa. Through this connection, we can now work with the African diaspora in shaping a robust African IT Ecosystem.”
Get Involved with Gebeya

GEBEYA is raising Series A funding requirement to grow and expand their business in Africa. Learn more about the series.


Partner Event Announcement

8th Annual Silicon Valley Africa Film Festival – The African Diaspora Network is proud to be a key supporter of the festival.  Join us from September 29 - October 1 to celebrate the richness of Africa and Africans through films and arts.

8th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival
Historic Hoover Theatre
1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, California 95216
September 29 - October 1, 2017

Contact us to discuss sponsorship and partnership opportunities.
African Union Job Opportunities
The African Union has several job opening. For details, please visit
AU Administration and Human Resource Management at​.
For more information on the 2017 African Diaspora Investment Symposium, please see the following post-ADIS2017 materials:
c.      ADIS 2017 Brochure 

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AUSC President's Office publishes writings about A giant Scholar of Pan-Africanism By Melaku Ayele

AUSC President's Office publishes writing about  A giant Scholar of Pan-Africanism
By Melaku Ayele
The writing about  A giant Scholar of Pan-Africanism By Melaku Ayele is shared in collaboration with Professor Mammo Muchie the AUSC presidency's Special Advisor For The African Union Focal Point.

He has worked at and still continues to collaborate with institutions in the USA, England, China, Russia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ethiopia and locally in South Africa. Professor Muchie earned his Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Development at the University of Sussex, in the United Kingdom. As a researcher he is held in high esteem by some high-ranking universities the world over. For instance he serves as a Senior Research Associate at the TMD Centre of Oxford University in England. In addition to that he taught and done research work at Cambridge and Middlesex Universities in the same country.

Pan-Africanism according to Professor Muchie requires that all Africans be free from all neo-colonialism or economic slavery under Europeans as is the case in South Africa. He advocates that this is necessary in order that Africa re-emerge with economic structures that belong to Africans and not Europeans or Asians. According to Muchie Pan-Africanism also requires that Africans regard themselves as Africans first before their clan, ethnicity or religious affiliations. For example this means that a person in Kenya or South Africa are Africans before they are Christians and Africans before they are of the Kikuyu or Zulu tribe and that they are Africans before they are men or women. This, he advocates will develop the necessary mind-set and courage in us to implement African freedom and unity in order that we contribute to the rest of human civilization.

According to Muchie, the children of Africa have to take centre stage in terms of Pan-African policy making. He advocates the whole revamping of our educational system in order that we replace it with a curriculum that addresses the economic challenges that this continent faces. It is his conviction that we stop making icons and heroes of our European oppressors in school curriculums. This highlights how crucial the content within education is. He says that African-centred books have to form a regular part of the everyday life of the African child. Children on this continent have to read about and see heroes and heroines that look like them.

These books must come from independent African publishing houses, which offer African children the success stories of those who look like them. African children have to be conditioned into the reality that Africa is the cradle of civilisation. They have to study and know the fact that the great pyramids of Giza belong to them and are a product of black Africans.

Many Africans themselves ridicule Africa but fail to acknowledge the extent to which 500 years of invasions from Europe and the Arab slave trade have sought only to hide Africa's achievements. They fail to acknowledge generations of false histories that blatantly lie about Africa. This fabricated narrative about Africa not making a single contribution and being the abode of slaves only serves to justify her own destruction he says. This fabricated story continues into our present day where the media and literature constantly promotes the myth of a white saviour.

Professor Muchie tells us that these all serve as tools to dominate and oppress us. He acknowledges that the Internet should and can be utilised as a medium for Africans to network in disseminating knowledge amongst each other.He further advises us to apply the knowledge available in such sources so that we create, innovate and sell products that will make us a competitive group in the international arena.

This all requires that governments, primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions, the African owned private sector, state research laboratories and financial institutions cooperate and contribute to this necessary aim. Professor Muchie's. He said ‘‘education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

African states as a union have to have a joint ambitious plan for themselves with the same determination with which Europeans planned our slavery and colonisation. Muchie recommends that we all regularly read the writings Fanon and Nkrumah because Africa has not accomplished what these pioneers have. Nkrumah said that ‘‘Africa must unite or perish" which is a testament to his legacy. ."Harambee Africa" meaning, "Pull together" requires that we unite against poverty and neo-colonialism.
Professor Mammo Muchie, The AUSC Presidency's Special Advisor For African Union Focal Point.

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Fekadu Fullas
Fekadu Fullas Mammo Muchie, a visionary friend !!!
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Anshebo Tekeba Tumdado
Anshebo Tekeba Tumdado Great man. The one who stand for africa. Dear prof keep on going. I have a great respect for you. All his dream and aim is to improve Africa
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Joseph Otejere
Joseph Otejere I admire Prof. Mammo for his candor and simplicity. Always listening and ever ready to offer suggestions and helping hand especially to young Africans. Thanks Big brother and mentor.
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Mulugetta Mammo
Mulugetta Mammo Respect!.
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Lea Yit
Lea Yit Professor Mammo is an outstanding African intellectual with a clear vision for African human and Economic develpoment. If we have a few more like him it would have the African cause by leaps and bounds.
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Sabir Abu Saadia
Sabir Abu Saadia Great Pan African comrade, all the best.
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Teferi Mekonen
Teferi Mekonen ...and teaching of His Majesty!
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Seife Tadelle Kidane
Seife Tadelle Kidane He deserves respect and honor !!
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Mulatu F Zerihun
Mulatu F Zerihun Dear Melaku Ayele,
Thank you for honouring our African and Ethiopian hero-Professor Mammo Muchie. You can do more if you find Prof Muchie's inaugural profile from his former University in Denemark. It is so facinating. As you started I encourage you...See More
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Simret Eneyew
Simret Eneyew Professor mammo ✌👈
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Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni The Great Pan-Africanist Mammo Muchie
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