East, West, Central and Southern Africa

The alumni contacts are listed alphabetically by country below. Use this list to find the group that’s closest to your area.

Get in touch with your local alumni contact and they’ll update you on activities in your area. You can also join the LinkedIn group for alumni in Africa here.

If you can’t find a group near you, why not volunteer to start one? Email alumni.volunteer@manchester.ac.uk for advice on starting a group.


Kwashirai Chigodora – kwashic@gmail.com


Dawit Ademe Meshesha – dalibeamilak7@gmail.com


Veronica Akowuah – charkiron@gmail.com

You can also join the Facebook group for alumni in Ghana.


Suraj Shaha – suraj@surajshah.co.ke


Ayodele Lanre-Yusuf, Public Relations Officer – Ayodele_yusuf@yahoo.com

You can also join the LinkedIn group and Instagram group for alumni in Nigeria.


Okwudili Chijoke Emechebe – oemechebe@yahoo.co.uk


Chukwudera Bridget Okeke – talkwitody@yahoo.com

South Africa

Graham Falken – grahamfalken@gmail.com


Edwin Mugume, President of the Alumni Association for Uganda (UMAAU) – edwin.mugume@gmail.com

Leah Ndikuwer, Vice-Chair of UMAAU – leangelindiku17@gmail.com

You can also join the Facebook group for alumni in Uganda, or follow them on Twitter

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