Remarks by the First Lady at the Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africa Leaders

The first annual Summit of the Mandela Washington Fellowship has drawn to a close with words of hope, solidarity, and inspiration.  Yesterday, in a stirring speech, First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the 500 Young African Leaders, opening her remarks by expressing her desire to have an honest discussion of what it means to be a ...
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U.S. — Africa Leader’s Summit: Useful Resources

Preparations are under way for the first annual U.S.-Africa Leader’s Summit, hosted by President Barack Obama and taking place August 5-6, 2014 in Washington D.C. This Summit, the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government, will build on the President’s trip to Africa in the summer of 2013, ...
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South Africans Take to the Stage

President Obama took his first question from Tshakani “Nola” Mashaba, the South African Director of Marketing of the ABN Group, who expressed her concern for the continued financing of business ventures, “And my question is, previously Nelson Mandela had inspired the foundation of the South Africa Fund for Enterprises. It has run for two decades, ...
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Presidential Summit of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Presidential Summit commences today, July 28, and runs until July 30. It brings together 500 of sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders, including 46 from South Africa, to meet with U.S. entrepreneurs, government officials, and civil society representatives. The event will feature plenary sessions with Members of Congress, leaders in international development, and representatives ...
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