The June 2016 Monthly Newsletter for the Presidential Precinct.

Announcing our 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows!

Tomorrow, 25 Mandela Washington Fellows will arrive at the Presidential Precinct to begin a six-week curriculum through the Young African Leaders Initiative. We’re proud to announce the impressive backgrounds of these Presidential Precinct Fellows and welcome them to the Presidential Precinct Network!

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. Department of State and administered by IREX. For more information, visit:

Our Impact

Precinct Fellow Hosts Stakeholders’ Conference
Charles Kajoloweka, MWF 2015 Fellow, is the Executive Director of Youth and Society, a local NGO in Mzuzu, Malawi. Through YAS, Charles recently hosted a dialogue on the Public Sector Reform Program under implementation by the Government of Malawi.

Onward and Upward: Dagnachew Wakene
Dagnachew Wakene, MWF 2015 Fellow, is the Co-Founder of THISAbility Consulting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dag was recently interviewed by his alma mater, Stellenbosch University, about his experience with the Mandela Washington Fellowship and its impact on his ongoing work in Ethiopia.
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What We’re Reading
James B. Murray, Jr. the Precinct’s founder, shares an article that he hopes may be interesting or thought provoking for the Precinct’s constituencies. In particular we hope to attract the attention of young leaders from around the world who may look to the Precinct for an unbiased, non-judgmental window into current thinking on democracy, the rule of law and best political practices. We will post each article on the Precinct Network in the spirit of stimulating dialogue and encouraging critical thinking. 

Africa’s Next Chapter: Driving Growth through Rule of Law and Transparency

The arrival of twenty-five new Mandela Fellows is now just a few weeks away. As we anticipate the inspiration we draw from meeting young, ambitious leaders, our thoughts turn to what we and they might study together that will contribute to leadership driven change for the betterment of Africa. Following is the view of a global influential business advocate who appreciates Africa’s great potential.  – Jim Murray

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