- Associated Press - Saturday, July 5, 2014

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Twenty-five young African leaders are spending the summer at Dartmouth College as part of President Obama’s effort to promote economic prosperity, democracy, peace and security in their home countries.

The Washington Fellowship program is part of the Young African Leaders Initiative that Obama announced during his visit to Africa last. Overseen by the U.S. State Department, the program has brought more than 500 young leaders to 20 U.S. schools for six weeks this summer for leadership training, academic coursework and mentoring.

At Dartmouth, the fellows are focused on business and entrepreneurship. Since arriving in mid-June, they’ve been attending classes during the week while spending weekends exploring New England and getting a better feel for life in America.

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