South Africa : Obama addresses a message to young African leaders

Former U.S. President Obama delivers a speech to 200 young African leaders in Johannesburg, South Africa. ©Photo: RR

Casablanca, (ADV) – One day after delivering his first significant speech since leaving office in the context of the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, former U.S. President Obama addresses a message to 200 young African leaders from across 44 different African countries in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mr. Obama stood in front of an audience of 200 young African leaders, graduates of the first class of the Africa Leadership Programme run by the Obama Foundation. He again highlighted his deep admiration for late Nelson Mandela, and the ways in which he inspired him. The former U.S. President also underlined how inspired he is by the work these young African leaders are doing in their communities.

Mr. Obama urged women to get involved in politics, delivering a message of appreciation and encouragement.

The African Leadership Programme run by the Obama Foundationoffers a one year-long course on leadership development and civic engagement programmes aimed at training and connecting young African leaders.

Mr. Obama shared an advice with the 200 young African leaders audience; an advice he was given in his 20s:

“Worry less about what you wanna be and worry more about that you wanna do” the former U.S. President stated.

Bur-csa – O.D – ADV, with agencies