#SecKerry greets participants at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit for Young African Leaders. #YALI2014 #Africa #USAfrica

#SecKerry greets participants at the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit for Young African Leaders. #YALI2014 #Africa #USAfrica

When you promote democratic change, transform borders of conflict into bastions of peace, empower women to realize their aspirations, you create a better future, not for some, but for all.
Secretary Kerry to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, July 28, 2014
The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!

The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at the YALI Washington Fellows Presidential Summit at 9:00 AM EDT on Monday, July 28. Watch the Secretary’s remarks live on www.state.gov, and visit www.state.gov/social/usafrica to learn how you can be involved!

Experience of a Lifetime: Young African Leaders Studying in the United States

From the University of California-Berkeley to Yale University, 500 young African leaders from sub-Saharan African countries are studying at academic institutions throughout the United States and gaining meaningful, life-changing experiences that will shape the way they interact with each other and help encourage further advancements in their respective fields. These young Africans are the first wave of participants in the Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. 

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Want to Hangout with #WashingtonFellows on July 15? We do! They will be joined by the Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan and Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Do you have a question for the fellows? Join the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ or Twitter using #USAfrica. Watch the Google+ Hangout here.See you soon!

exchangealumni:

Want to Hangout with #WashingtonFellows on July 15? We do! They will be joined by the Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan and Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield. 

Do you have a question for the fellows? Join the conversation by posting your questions on Google+ or Twitter using #USAfrica. Watch the Google+ Hangout here.

See you soon!

Dr. Jill Biden has taken over the Vice President’s Instagram account! Follow her trip to Africa at www.http://instagram.com/vp.

Dr. Jill Biden has taken over the Vice President’s Instagram account! Follow her trip to Africa at www.http://instagram.com/vp.

Our Outrage Must Be a Call to Action

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The world has been transfixed and horrified by the brutality of a group of extremists toward nearly 300 schoolgirls and unnamed others in northeastern Nigeria. The plight of these girls has rightly captured the global public’s heart and mind. For daring to seek an education, these girls and others have become the face of unspeakable violence at the hands of Boko Haram.

Unfortunately, they are not alone. Women and girls in staggering numbers are beaten, sexually abused, married off as children, mutilated, and killed every day around the world.

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Today’s agreement to immediately stop the fighting in SouthSudan and to negotiate a transitional government could mark a breakthrough for the future of South Sudan. The hard journey on a long road begins now and the work must continue
Secretary of State John Kerry in his remarks on South Sudan, May 9, 2014.  
Join Secretary Kerry for a Twitter chat on his recent trip to Africa tomorrow at 10:00AM ET. Start asking your questions now on Twitter using #YALICHAT!

Join Secretary Kerry for a Twitter chat on his recent trip to Africa tomorrow at 10:00AM ET. Start asking your questions now on Twitter using #YALICHAT!

Day 6 in Africa: Secretary Kerry visits Luanda, Angola. Go to http://www.state.gov/ for more information, and follow @StateDept and #USAfrica for updates on his trip.

Day 6 in Africa: Secretary Kerry visits Luanda, Angola. Go to http://www.state.gov/ for more information, and follow @StateDept and #USAfrica for updates on his trip.