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ALN has hosted the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE) since 2012. Dubbed the ‘Oscars of Entrepreneurship in Africa’, this prestigious awards program identifies 12 of the leading entrepreneurs in Africa each year.

AAE was established in 2007 by the Legatum Group to recognize business leaders who demonstrate innovation, profitability, and business excellence, while serving as role models to inspire Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs. It has attracted more than 7,000 applications from African businesses and awarded prizes of nearly USD 2 million to over 35 entrepreneurs.

Awards are allocated in the following categories:

  • Transformational Business

  • Outstanding Growing Business

  • Outstanding Social Enterprise

  • Outstanding Young Entrepreneur

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