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From the Presidential Precinct Board of Directors

Friends of the Presidential Precinct,

A number of you have kindly written to us regarding the horrible events that transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. As those of you outside the U.S. have probably read by now, our quiet town was the scene of a clash between a group […]

August 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Precinct Fellow awarded Amnesty International film prize

Presidential Precinct’s 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Temitope Kalejaiye is an Amnesty International award-winning broadcast journalist and children’s rights advocate. Her documentary “Almajiri is Begging” (2015) explores the unpromising fate of young children in northern Nigeria sent away to Koranic schools and forced into begging.

On June 30, the documentary […]

August 6th, 2017|Other|0 Comments

From Strangers to Friends

By Christiana Kallon

Editor’s Note: Christiana Kallon was a Summer Program Fellow for the Presidential Precinct while YALI 2017 Fellows were in Virginia. She not only had the opportunity to work with the Fellows, but also got to live with them in university (and constitutional) housing throughout the six-week Fellowship.

Living […]

August 6th, 2017|Other|0 Comments

The Presidential Precinct and the U.S.-Africa Business Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Host Africa Business Forum on July 28


July 24, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – The Presidential Precinct and the U.S.-Africa Business Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will co-host the Africa Business Forum on July 28 to convene global business executives, government officials, academic leaders and 25 Mandela Washington Fellows, young African leaders from 18 […]

July 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Strong Men, or Strong Institutions: Leadership Thoughts from Mandela Day

By Dzikamai Bere, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Zimbabwe

“My country is rich in minerals and gems that lie beneath its soil but I have always known that its greatest wealth is its people, finer and truer than the purest diamonds.”

These words by Nelson Mandela occupied my thoughts on this year’s […]

July 23rd, 2017|Other|0 Comments

It is not easy to sing alone: Lessons from the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

By: Dzikamai Bere, 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow, Zimbabwe

The Power of Place
The question I keep asking young leaders from Africa is: What is Africa’s greatest challenge?

Monday, June 19 marked the official kick off the Mandela Washington Fellowship at the Presidential Precinct in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is a very personal […]

June 22nd, 2017|Other|0 Comments

African leaders headed to Virginia to discuss democracy, rule of law, and peace-building at area’s top institutions


Charlottesville, VA – The African continent represents six of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. Its youth population, already over 200 million, is predicted to grow by 42% before the year 2030, leaving many to look towards Africa’s youth as leaders not only within their continent, […]

June 10th, 2017|Other|0 Comments

Precinct alumnus awarded prize for supporting transparency and accountability across Africa

Just about a year ago, Terry Mutsvanga arrived in Charlottesville as a Mandela Washington Fellow. He came with a pervading passion for human rights and the restoring of transparency in governments. Now, in addition to producing and screening his own documentaries, Terry has joined together with other Mandela Washington […]

May 30th, 2017|Other|0 Comments

Global Founders | Episode 04: Next Steps for the Chibok Girls (with Bukky Shonibare)




Harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in youth

Originally published by the London School of Economics and Political Science
May 3, 2017

Martin Namasaka , alumni from the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL), looks at three examples of African led initiatives that are building solid foundations to help countries optimise their demographic dividend.

Traceable to the continent’s exceptionally slow rate […]

May 25th, 2017|Other|0 Comments