About us

The Hear Alkebu – Lan* Institute, formerly known as ‘Hear Afrika Society’,was set up in 2008 at the University of Sussex as result of the necessity that Africans need a platform to present their point of views and challenge the establishment and mainstream negative analysis and narrations of African socio cultural development.

Meaning of Alkebulan. 

Alkebulan is one of the many original names Africa was called by the ancient Africans. Alkebulan means ‘mother of mankind’.


Africa was named after Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, also known as Scipio the African, Scipio Africanus-Major, Scipio Africanus the Elder, and Scipio the Great, was a Roman general, who defeated Hannibal Barca in October, 202 BC, between ancient cities of Carthage and Utica (present day Tunisia), in the Second Punic War/ Battle of Zama.


The Hear Alkebu – Lan* Institute primary It aims to dispel the myths and stereotype about Africa and offers a critical Political Economy of Africa Development perspective in the discourse around issues affecting Africa, through organising conferences, workshop, writing articles and exhibition. Alkebu – Lan* Institute is not yet a register charity. However, we collaborate with other organisations such as Refugee Radio, Ceasefire Magazine, British Liver Trust to execute the Hear Alkebu – Lan* Institute projects.



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