The Leaders: Africa program is bringing together 200 emerging leaders from across the continent to explore new ways to take on the biggest challenges in their communities. Follow along here for the latest from Johannesburg and to hear from the Leaders themselves. You won’t want to miss this.

 

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Tune-in for video updates from Johannesburg right here, including a town hall with President Obama and the Leaders.
 

Meet the 2018 Leaders: Africa

Hailing from 44 countries across the continent, these emerging leaders bring a wide range of skills and experiences to share with one another and the rest of the world. Get to know them below.
 

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See the latest from Johannesburg.

Explore the Lineup of Speakers at Leaders: Africa

To inspire these leaders, we’ve assembled an incredible lineup of speakers from the private sector to the public sector, from nonprofits to NGOs, from the sciences to the arts. Get to know them.

Leaders: Africa Wednesday Recap with Chimwemwe John Paul Manyozo

July 19, 2018

Leaders: Africa Wednesday Recap with Chimwemwe John Paul Manyozo

Earlier today, Chimwemwe John Paul Manyozo shared his reflection on his experience at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, July 18. Read more+

President Obama and the Leaders participated in a group service project to honor Nelson Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth and to underscore the important relationship between leadership and service. The Leaders went to the Far North Secondary School in Johannesburg and painted a mural, made benches for students, beautified the campus grounds, and cleaned windows.

Leaders: Africa Tuesday Recap with Simidele Adeagbo

July 18, 2018

Leaders: Africa Tuesday Recap with Simidele Adeagbo

Earlier today, Simi Adeagbo shared her reflection on her experience at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program on Tuesday, July 17. Read more +

Leaders: Africa Monday Recap

July 17, 2018

Leaders: Africa Monday Recap

Check out highlights from the day at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa gathering.

Leaders: Africa Sunday Recap with Veda Sunassee

July 16, 2018

Leaders: Africa Sunday Recap with Veda Sunassee

Earlier today, Veda Sunassee, Head of College, African Leadership University, shared his reflection on his experience at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program on Sunday, July 15. Read more +

Participants enjoy a break between sessions at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa gathering. July 15, 2018.

July 13, 2018

Passing along President Obama’s summer reading list:

Earlier today, Bernadette Meehan shared the message below with our full email list ahead of the Leaders: Africa convening in Johannesburg, South Africa July 14-18. More
 

Honoring Mandela Day

Today, people around the world are honoring the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by making a commitment to help make the world a better place. Tell us how you’re honoring his legacy below.

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