25 young leaders from Africa complete FIU program

MIAMI (AP) - Twenty-five young African leaders have completed six weeks of training at Florida International University under an exchange program created by Obama administration in 2010.

The group of students are among 500 young men and women throughout sub-Saharan Africa who received the fellowships.

FIU was the only Florida school to host the students.

The fellows included public health care workers, agriculture specialists and human rights activists, among others. The program seeks to train the future generation of African political and social leaders.

The participants were to spend Saturday with the president in Washington.

According to the U.S. State Department, 60 percent of people on the African continent are under 35, so the administration is looking to provide training to those who will one day take the reins of their country.


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