200 young Africans picked for Obama leadership program


By KIPLAGAT EDWIN
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The Obama Foundation on Friday said it had selected 200 rising leaders from forty-four African countries for its civic leadership programme in the continent.

Dubbed “The Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa programme”, the one-year leadership development and civic engagement programme aims to train, support and connect emerging African leaders to create positive change in their communities.

“We want to inspire, empower, and connect this pan-African group of leaders who show so much potential to change our common future for the better,” said Bernadette Meehan, Chief International Officer of the Obama Foundation.

The selected young leaders — working in government, civil society and the private sector— have in the past demonstrated extraordinary…

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