By: April Ryan, AURN | aprildryan.com
President Obama, is looking to help raise up the next generation of leaders on the continent of Africa since the loss of leader and Icon Nelson Mandela, the former President of South Africa. 500 young African leaders are participating in a program to expand their experiences to take back to Sub Saharan Africa in leadership roles.
The United States is also announcing the creation of four Regional Leadership Centers in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa. The White House says in a written statement that beginning in 2015, these centers will improve the availability and quality of leadership training programs and professional development opportunities for young African leaders.
The leadership summit is the precursor to next weeks U.S. Africa Summit that focuses on investment in Africa. 51 African Countries are expected to attend the event called the largest convening of an African Summit by a President of the United States.
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