Obama Set to invest in those who want to lead in Africa

No fewer than 200 aspiring African leaders will benefit from a training organised by former President of the United States (POTUS), Barack Obama to mentor emerging leaders across the continent.
The tutoring reports say would be commemorate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday in Johannesburg in July.
Obama is set to deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Ellis Park Arena, with the theme ‘Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World”.
And he apparently plans on doing just that, starting in Johannesburg.
According to a statement released by The Obama Foundation, the ‘Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa’ project will help “develop the next generation of leaders” in Africa.
SUNDAY TRIBUNE reports that the year-long project is set to connect 200 young civic leaders to help them overcome geographic, political and cultural challenges, through workshops and training programmes.
“This program will provide emerging African leaders from a range of backgrounds with the skills they need to create change, kicking off with a five-day convening in Johannesburg later this summer. The convening will also include a town hall meeting with President Obama where he will hear about their experiences and the work they’re doing,” the statement read.
About his project, Obama tweeted: “I can’t wait to spend time with the Obama Foundation leaders and look forward to honouring the Mandela legacy in Johannesburg this summer.”
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