Coming to America: Young African Leaders Vibe With Obama

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  • 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
  • YALF Summit
  • YALI Washington Fellowship Summit

The Class of 2014

The fellows are between 25 and 35 years old and represent all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The class of 500 is also made up of an equal number of men and women. More than 75 percent of the fellows hold mid-level or executive positions and 48 percent hold graduate degrees. Twenty-five percent work in a non-governmental institution and 39 percent are business owners.

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