Black People Politics : Obama to name African program after Mandela

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Politics,




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    This week’s events with the next generation of young African leaders are a lead-in to the inaugural U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, being held Aug. 4-6 in Washington. About 50 African leaders are expected to attend what the White House says will be the largest gathering any U.S. president has held with African heads of state and government.



    Obama to name African program after Mandela

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    The late Nelson Mandela

    A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela.

    President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around the world who were inspired by Mandela’s life, is set to announce the name change at a town hall-style event Monday in Washington with several hundred young leaders from across sub-Saharan Africa.

    The youngsters are participating in the inaugural Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, part of the broader Young African Leaders Initiative that Obama launched in 2010 to support a new generation of leadership there. The fellowship is being renamed as a tribute to Mandela, who died last December at age 95.


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    Once again, thanks for posting these positive effort that the brutha is doing. Looking at what the program is for, I think will do Africa some good.

    What I want is for Africans to be in control of their own lands and resources.

    Peace!
     
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    Yes Sir, somebody has to do it, might as well be me:)






     
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