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From Chicago To Evanston MWF 2019 (video from Fellow Ezbora Lubamba)

50 Young African Leaders Journey To Google Chicago Headquarters (video from Fellow Ezbora Lubamba)

4th of July (video from Fellow Ezbora Lubamba)

2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit (video from Fellow Ezbora Lubamba)


How a Fellowship Influenced my Development Plans in Kenya - Fellow Jeremy Riro, PAS Spring 2019 Newsletter


Knowledge And Networks That Click: Mandela Washington Fellow Brings STEM Education to Schools in Nigeria - Northwestern Research News, July 21, 2017

Listening to Leaders Under 35: African Fellows Weigh in on the Council’s Next Report - The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, July 18, 2017

Young African Business Leaders Share Entrepreneurial Talents with Evanston Youth - Northwestern International Relations, July 12, 2017

Mandela Washington Fellows Celebrated at Welcome Reception - Northwestern Research News, June 29, 2017

African Fellows Bring Talent and Entrepreneurial Optimism - Northwestern Research News, June 20, 2017


African Group Tours South Side - DNA Info, July 7, 2016

Northwestern Experience Transformative for Gambian Entrepreneur - Discover: Research at Northwestern, Summer 2016

Fellow from Ghana Empowering Mobile-Tech Entrepreneurs - Discover: Research at Northwestern, Summer 2016

Farley Center Teaches African Leaders Entrepreneurship Skills - Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, July 28, 2016


YALI REFLECTION: Four Indelible Phrases from a Journey in Entrepreneurship - Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, July 30, 2015

YALI REFLECTION: "Mature, Fierce and Passionate" Youth Leave an Impression - Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, July 30, 2015

YALI REFLECTION: Clear It: A Lesson from Northwestern University Football - Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, July 29, 2015

President and State Department officials praise YALI fellows at second Presidential Summit - Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, August 7, 2015

Young African leaders hone entrepreneurial skills at Northwestern University in Evanston - Breaking Voices, August 5, 2015


NU MWF Week 1 - Program of African Studies

NU MWF Weeks 2-3 - Program of African Studies

NU MWF Weeks 4-5 - Program of African Studies


U.S. Program Helps Africans Learn Entrepreneurial Skills – NPR, September 3, 2014

African Solutions to African Problems: Cultivating Future Leaders – Yinka Oyinlola, August 27, 2014

US seeks to train African leaders – Bloomberg, Roger Runningen via Independent Online (South Africa), July 30

VOA Presents: Young African Leaders Initiative (30 minute special) – VOA, Vincent Makori, July 30

Africa: Why Obama Launched Mandela Fellows to Lift Africa – AllAfrica.Com, Reed Kramer interviews U/S Rick Stengel, July 29

Andrea Mitchel Reports: Yali Summit Connects Leaders – MSNBC, July 29

Northwestern hosting 25 young African leaders as part of Obama initiative - The Daily Northwestern, July 15, 2014

Powering up African Entrepreneurship - Northwestern Magazine, Summer 2014

University Chosen to Host Young African Leaders Initiative - December 17, 2013

Young African Leaders Gain Entrepreneurship, Leadership Skills - June 26, 2014

YALI Fellows Engage with Local Entrepreneurs and Organizations - PAS Newsletter, Fall 2014

Spotlight on YALI Fellow Kader Kaneye - July 28, 2014

Spotlight on YALI Fellow Khanyi Magubane - July 25, 2014


Mandela Washington Fellowship 2014 Recap (from Fellow Victor Oloo)

Africa YALI Northwestern (from Fellow Victor Oloo)

Washington Fellows Northwestern cultural day (from Fellow Victor Oloo)

Northwestern YALI chronicles (from Fellow Victor Oloo)

YALI Northwestern CBOE & CME (from Fellow Victor Oloo)