250 Mandela Washington Fellows continue to do great things – who wants to be next?

Press Release | September 14, 2018  Applications are now open for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Through this fellowship, the U.S. Embassy in South Africa has sent almost 250 young South African leaders to the United States for intensive training on civic leadership, business, and pubic management. Our Mandela Washington Fellows ...
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US Government Supports Young African Leaders

Press Release Monday, 13 June 2016 For more information please contact: Cindy Harvey USEmbassySAPress@state.gov  Johannesburg, South Africa – More than 140 rising young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa June 9 – 11, 2016 to collaborate on their role in driving sustainable development and a prosperous future for Africa. In support of U.S. President Barack ...
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U.S. Embassy Pretoria Hosts YALI TechCamp

The United States Embassy in Pretoria hosted South Africa’s first YALI TechCamp: Digital Strategies for Grassroots Organizing.  TechCamp is a hands-on, interactive two-day event for selected youth from ten countries in Africa, including South Africa, to interact with world-class technology trainers.  The YALI TechCamp took place from October 21-22 at the American Corner, inside the ...
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Welcome Back, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellows!

Consul General Frances Chisholm hosted a luncheon for 2015‪ ‎Mandela Washington Fellows from the province of KwaZulu Natal on September 15. These dynamic young leaders recently completed an eight-week exchange visit to the United States under the auspices of President Obama’s ‪Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The 2014 Fellows were also on hand to share their experiences ...
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Searching for South Africa’s Young Leaders

PRETORIA – The US Embassy in South Africa is excited to announce the opening of the application for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship on Tuesday, October 7. The Mandela Washington Fellowship invites 500 young African Leaders to spend six weeks in June and July 2015 at a leading US university studying one of three tracks: ...
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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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FACT SHEET: The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, in front of 500 exceptional young leaders, President Obama will announce the renaming of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in honor of Nelson Mandela. He will also announce that the United States intends to double the number of annual participants in ...
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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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Opportunities to Interview South Africa’s 2014 YALI Washington Fellows

Pretoria— The U.S. Embassy is pleased to introduce the 46 young South Africans who will participate in the inaugural year of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  This diverse group of individuals come from all nine South African provinces and were all chosen ...
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46 South Africans Selected for Inaugural YALI Washington Fellowship

Pretoria — The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce that 46 South Africans have been invited to participate in the first ever Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship. These outstanding young South African leaders will travel to the U.S. this June with over 450 other young African leaders for a six week program at ...
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Young African Leaders Initiative Briefing with Grant Harris and Shannon Green

Download Audio (Size: 10.4 MB | Duration: 45 Minutes) Moderator: Hello to everyone to the US Department of State’s Africa Regional Media Hub. I would like to welcome our individual callers who have dialled in from across the continent and those who are gathered at our various embassies and consulates. Today we are joined by Grant Harris, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director ...
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