The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africans has been extremely successful

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africans has been extremely successful

When Barack Obama was elected and sworn in as 44th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2009, many black people, all over the world, celebrated. This was partly because he was the first black-American to assume high office and many black people, both in the US and Africa looked at him both with pride and hope. There was overwhelming hope that he will be able to craft favourable policies towards Africa. It is importantly to state that Obama’s dad was a Kenyan and he visited his relatives both as U.S. Senator and as President. Although Obama’s record and legacy in the White House is debatable, what is clear is that one of his programmes, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africans has been extremely successful. Started in 2004, nearly 4,400 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated in the Fellowship[1]. In Uganda, the fellowship started in 2014, and many young people have benefited from it....
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