Virginia Commonwealth University

Africa's Young Leaders At Home in Virginia

Jul 21, 2016
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Virginians may not know it, but for the month of July, the state is hosting a select group of future world leaders.

The Mandela fellowship, started by President Obama, is a prestigious program that brings some of Africa’s best and brightest young leaders to the U.S. This year, Virginia Commonwealth University is one of just four colleges hosting 50 Mandela fellows for six weeks.

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