Leaders: Africa Updates

Obama Foundation To Hold Second Major Convening of Rising Leaders in Africa

June 12, 2019 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation announced today its second Leaders: Africa program, which will convene nearly 200 emerging civic leaders from 45 countries across the continent… More

Celebrating Mandela 100

April 26, 2019 3:15 PM

This past weekend, President Obama joined Graça Machel for a conversation on Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the future of Africa as a part of the… More

When Worlds Collide: Obama Foundation Scholar and African Leader Team Up to Help African Women

January 25, 2019 9:55 AM

We have a theory at the Obama Foundation: that if you connect young leaders together—even if they work in different countries, toward different ends—they can… More

Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator: Ramping up Development

September 26, 2018 6:22 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation is excited to announce our participation in a new opportunity for young leaders, led by CIVICUS and the Bill… More

President Obama: “Mandela’s most important lesson”

July 20, 2018 11:48 AM

Earlier today, President Obama sent a message to the Obama Foundation email list on Mandela Day and Madiba’s legacy, and his reflections on the inspiring… More

Leaders: Africa Wednesday Recap with Chimwemwe John Paul Manyozo

July 19, 2018 1:04 PM

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. More

Leaders: Africa Tuesday Recap with Simidele Adeagbo

July 18, 2018 9:38 AM

Earlier today, Simidele Adeagbo shared a reflection on her experience at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Tuesday, July 17. If… More

Leaders: Africa Monday Recap

July 17, 2018 9:30 AM

Earlier today, we shared the update below about the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program in Johannesburg, South Africa, recapping the inspiring events on Monday, July 16. More

Leaders: Africa Sunday Recap with Veda Sunassee

July 16, 2018 11:06 AM

Earlier today, Veda Sunassee, Head of College, African Leadership University, shared his reflection on his experience at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program in Johannesburg, South Africa,… More

Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Convening Begins Today

July 14, 2018 9:00 AM

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — Today the Obama Foundation launched its Leaders: Africa gathering, a 5-day convening of 200 rising leaders from 44 countries representing the… More

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