President Barack Obama, a black man of Kenyan descent hosted the first White House Young African Leaders forum. The goal of the forum is for the Obama administration to help the young leaders reach their goals. The President contends half of the population of Sub- Saharan Africa is under 30.
During the forum, President Obama says Africa’s future belongs to entrepreneurs with emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa showing growth rates of 9 percent. President Obama says the young entrepreneurs have a better chance of success in Africa than risking efforts to start a business in America.
This week, the President also took part in African Growth and opportunity meetings on issues of American and African trade expansion.