‘I have learnt to prize flexibility’

Anne Jason, the executive sourcing leader for Sub-Saharan Africa in GE Global Operations, spent 13 years living and working away from home before returning to Kenya. She worked in consulting in the United States and South Africa, with experience in Europe and Asia. Despite her global career, Anne began to feel the call of home. […]

The psychological impact of emigration

Mobility is one of the most significant characteristics of our globalized world. This has had a deep impact on families and relationships all over the world and especially in many countries in Africa. Nonetheless even when only one person leaves his or her country emigration is never just an individual event. Both those leaving and […]

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 […]

The MIT grad building Nigeria’s first STEM campus

Most graduates of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston have their choice of six-figure-salary jobs after graduation. But for one graduate, a different calling has meant he’s sacrificed a comfortable life and taken a big risk to follow his dream: to open Africa’s first STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) campus in Nigeria. […]

The repat wanting to bring Ethiopian food to the world

Thirty-year-old chef Yohanis Gebreyesus Hailemariam is one of thousands of talented young Ethiopians who have chosen to return to their homeland after being educated or growing up overseas. His dream is to show the world the glories of Ethiopian cuisine, to preserve its rich traditions and to make even his poorest fellow citizens eat better. […]

A homecomer’s guide to returning to Nigeria

Sisters Sonume Princewill Nnanna and Deinte Dan-Princewill returned to Nigeria after living in the United States for over 15 years.  They have compiled a useful and humourous guide for Nigerians in the diaspora considering returning home on how to return home and enjoy it.  1. FOCUS ON THE THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL There are so […]

‘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 […]

‘Cubicle life wasn’t for me’

Umra Omar, 33, left a career in the United States to help those without any access to healthcare in her homeland of Kenya. Border areas targeted by the terrorist group al-Shabaab have caused aid groups to leave the region. But despite the insecurity, she founded Safari Doctors in 2014 providing free basic medical services, including immunizations, maternal […]

Pan-Africans gather to send message to diaspora

Top Pan-Africans from across the continent have appealed to the African diaspora to return home and contribute their skills and knowledge towards the growth and development of the continent. Several Pan-African movers and shakers gathered at Homecoming Revolution’s ‘Relationships are Gold’ Networking Breakfast at the Hyatt Hotel, Rosebank on 19 August. From dignitaries to chief […]

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