Coming to America: Young African Leaders Vibe With Obama

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  • YALF Summit
  • YALI Washington Fellowship Summit
  • YALF Fellowship
  • Nelson Mandela
  • YALI Summit
  • Howard University campus
  • YALI Summit
  • YALI
  • YALI Summit
  • YALI Summit
  • YALI Summit
  • Dambala Garba
  • Regina Kpotor, Togo, 32
  • Barack Obama

By Any Means Necessary

"And the response was overwhelming. Across the continent, young men and women set out on a journey.  In remote villages with no phones and Internet, they navigated the back roads, and they traveled by bus and train to reach larger towns and cities — just to get an online application for the program. One young woman from rural Zimbabwe took a five-hour bus ride, then another six-hour bus ride, then another seven-hour bus ride a two-day journey just to get her interview," the president said. Ultimately, 50,000 "extraordinary" people applied for the 500 slots in the program. 

(Photo: Jed Lipinski, /LANDOV)

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