I have no regrets following my return to Ghana

I have no regrets for coming back to Ghana after some 12 years abroad, studying to acquire a few advanced degrees and working unthinkable hours to boost the bottom line of supermarkets and factories.  I have no regrets for doing odd jobs in very cold temperatures while my degrees rotted away in dirty drawers in […]

‘There’s a lot to digest when returning’

Prudence Ukwishatse is an African development expert and professional, who has recently returned to Kenya to pursue a career in governance, leadership and youth development. I’m Rwandan by birth, Kenyan by association and American by choice. I moved to Kenya when I was one years old from Rwanda and lived in Kericho (Western Kenya) and […]

9 things no one told me before moving back to Kenya

Kenyan homecomer Njambi Mungai speaks about the 9 things nobody told her before returning to Kenya, offering potential homecomers some valuable advice on what they should know before returning. Her real, honest and funny account looks at the huge adjustment associated with returning. Dear Diasporan, You have finally taken that step of courage and decided […]

‘Life in Ghana has led to unique experiences’

Since moving back to Ghana in 2012 from Virginia in the US, Emmanuel Gamor has worked for Google, YouTube and Nestle, which all have offices in Accra. He’s currently on the Faculty for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the African Leadership Union. He says a key motivator for his return was greater career opportunities for him in Ghana. […]

African Leadership Network Gathering in Mauritius

Faye Tessendorf, Homecoming Revolution Director, shares her thoughts of her experience at the African Leadership Network Gathering in Mauritius from 2nd – 5th November 2016.

On the first day of ALN all sitting under a marquee with the blue ocean shimmering in front of us, we had the privilege of listening to jazz icon, Kirk Whalum opening up the theme for the conference which was the ‘Art of Leading’.

Goodbye New Zealand. Hello Home.

Story from The Diedericks Adventure Diary. Well, let’s get to it and just drop this bomb while it’s hot. WE ARE COMING HOME. (and no not with our tails between our legs either) Surprised? Shocked? In horror? I’m sure many of you will feel or think many different things depending on your relationship with us or […]

Business Day Wanted: Homecoming Revolution CEO Angel Jones on the organisation’s journey

WANTED, Business Day’s award-winning lifestyle and culture magazine, spoke to our CEO Angel Jones on the journey that led to Homecoming Revolution’s inception, expansion, and success.  Picture this: Nelson Mandela addressing a crowd of South Africa expatriates in Trafalgar Square from the balcony of South Africa House, and in that crowd, a highflying ad executive: Angel […]

The importance of African diaspora talent

The demand for African talent has never been higher, and the ever-growing economies of the continent are calling for the senior leadership skills of the African diaspora to return home. In a recent survey entitled ‘Attracting and Retaining Executive Talent in Africa’, Russell Reynolds Associates established that the diaspora’s talent pool is perceived as vital […]

A South African love story

I fell in love at the age of 43. Not that responsible love which I know, or that infatuated love which I also know. But I fell in love in that real love way. When you can see someone for who they are – flaws and virtues – and love them anyway. Real love is […]

What African expats miss most about home

1. Friends and family Home truly where the heart is. Emotional ties to family and friends are the top thing that Africans in the diaspora miss most about home. Kids growing up with grannies and grandpas close by and knowing their roots is a big factor. According to a survey conducted by Homecoming Revolution, in […]

5 Reasons why Speed Meet Africa is the next revolution

Homecoming Revolution, the brain gain company for Africa, brings you Speed Meet Africa, taking place in London on Fri 20th and Sat 21st March 2015 at Olympia. This interactive two-day event incorporates many “speed meet” sessions, which work on fixed time slots on a round-robin basis, and introduces UK-based Africans to employers and opportunities in […]

‘Move Back Based On Your Own Convictions’, Osato Aghatise Chats About Making The Big Leap!

Homecoming Revolution recently came across this inspiring story on the movebacktonigeria.com website. We were excited to catch up with Osato Aghatise this week. He moved back to Nigeria in August 2014, having spent half a dozen years abroad studying and working. In Nigeria, he is tackling what is arguably one of the fastest growing sectors; Ecommerce, from […]

Vivien Ike speaks candidly about her move back to Nigeria and plans for the future!

Homecoming Revolution recently came across this inspiring story on the movebacktonigeria.com website. We revisit the entertainment space in Nigeria this week with our ‘lively’ interview with Vivien Ike, who recently moved back to Nigeria from the US. Find out in this interview, the circumstances surrounding her initial move ‘Stateside’, why she decided to move back to Nigeria, […]

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