YALI In the News


News coverage the the Young African Leaders Initiative, YALI Network, Mandela Washington Fellowship and Fellows.

Young African Leaders Stories

Nkechi Udegboka, Mandela Washington Fellow: Africa is born in me, that’s why they call me Ada Africa - The Sun, February 2017

Chioma Ukonu of Recycle Points wins in Grand Finale of Lagos EditionPulse.ng, December 2016

Rwandan Genocide Survivor Builds A Media Empire Empowering YouthAFKInsider, November 2016

Mandela Fellows’ Anti-GBV Campaign Enters Southern ProvinceThe Zambian Analyst, November 2016

Mandela Washington Fellowship – Street ProjecteDliner, November 2016

Seychellois youths back home brimming with enthusiasmSeychelles Nation, November 2016

How A Young Black Arts Entrepreneur Is Distributing Dance In South AfricaAFK Insider, November 2016

Nigerian wins triple awards at Obama’s Young African Leaders InitiativeSundiata Post, November 2016

Lebogang Mashigo on grooming young musicians in rural areasDestiny, November 2016

YALI Alum’s Nest Egg Is In His Growing Poultry Business In TanzaniaAFK Insider, October 2016

Otto Orondaam of Slum2School tells BellaNaijarians about Meeting President Obama – Why YOU should apply for the Mandela Washington FellowshipBella Naija, October 2016

Ghanian Youth Leader to Speak on Child Trafficking UMassAmherst, October 2016

Giving space for people to design their own communitiesCapeTalk, October 2016

YALI graduate empowering young womenNew Era, October 2016

The Nigerian woman who plans to slash the cost of housing
How we made it in Africa, September 2016

A Life Changing Experience for Young African LeadersHai Africa, November 2015

Success Story From Benin: Sara Idohou is Empowering Women and YouthAfrican Development Successes, September 2015

What I Learned From the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) ProgramAfrica.com, August 2015

B-flow to Gain Professional Development Experience in New YorkLusaka Times, August 2015

Success Story from the Gambia: Alieu Jallow Supports Young EntrepreneursAfrican Development Successes, August 2015

This Basketball Ref Calls It Like She Sees It, On The Court And Off- NPR, August 2015

Disability Rights Champion to Represent Wagner at YALI D.C. Summit Wagner College, July 2015

YALI Fellow Sizwile Nyamande: I Share My Birthday With President ObamaVOA, July 2015

African Visitors Learn all About Pokagon Culture in DowagiacSouth Bend Tribune, July 2015

Uganda’s first female-only gym creates a safe space for wellnessNew York Times, May 2015

Benin: Ambassador Raynor Launches YALI Club in BohiconAll Africa, March 2015

Young African Leaders Summit Coverage

President Obama delivers remarks at the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit. August 3, 2015 - YouTube

First Lady Praises Leaders for Progress of Girls in AfricaNew York Times, Jada F. Smith, July 31

Michelle Obama: Men Must Ask if They ‘Truly View Women as Their Equals’Elle, Megan Friedman, July 31

Michelle Obama urges African leaders to rethink traditions that harm womenAP, July 31

Rewrite: A new future for girlsMSNBC “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”, July 30

10 Inspirational Quotes From The 2014 Young African Leaders Initiative Summit In Washington DCForbes, July 31

Michelle Obama says the “blood of Africa” runs through her veinsReuters, Annika McGinnis, July 30

Obama urges African nations not to make economic ‘excuses’Reuters, Annika McGinnis, July 28

Obama to give Africa $38m, but tells young leaders: Stop ‘making excuses’ for economyThe Washington Times, Dave Boyer, July 28

Obama Female Oppression Crippling Parts of AfricaAP, Nedra Pickler, July 28

Obama urges young leaders to “update” Africa on women’s equalityCBS News, July 28

Obama: World needs ‘prosperous and self-reliant Africa’AFP via New Vision (Uganda), July 28

President Obama Speaks At Washington Fellowship For Young African Leaders Presidential SummitGetty Images, July 28

Obama: Young Africans Can Shape the Future – USA Today, David Jackson, July 28 via shreveporttimes.com

Obama: Female Oppression Crippling Parts of AfricaAssociated Press, Nedra Pickler, Darlene Superville on Abcnews.com, July 28

Obama urges young leaders to “update” Africa on women’s equalityCBSnews.com, July 28

Obama Renames Fellowship in Honor of MandelaWashingtonPost.com (3-minute video clip), July 28

Obama to Rename Africa Program for Nelson MandelaAssociated Press, Darlene Superville, July 28

Young African leaders head to WashingtonCBS News, July 28

Video: President Obama: Speech at Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit – July 28, 2014, Shallow Nation, [Livestream]

(PHOTO) President Obama Speaks At Washington Fellowship For Young African Leaders Presidential SummitGetty Images, July 28

Obama’s day: African fellows and arts medalistsUSA TODAY, David Jackson, July 28

Obama to dedicate fellowship program to Nelson MandelaUSA TODAY, David Jackson, July 27

500 ‘Young African Leaders’ to Meet With ObamaThe Root, by Jenee Desmond-Harris, July 27

Kenyans to dominate Obama’s young leaders summitDaily Nation, July 27


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