President's Forum With Young African Leaders

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
August 3, 2010
President's Forum With Young Leaders: President Obama's Remarks Replay

President's Forum with Young African Leaders | Fact Sheet | Schedule

President Obama and the U.S. Department of State host 115 young leaders from more than 40 Sub-Saharan African nations August 3-5, 2010, in Washington, DC. Live broadcasts of selected events begin August 3 at 8:00 a.m. EDT. Secretary Clinton's remarks will be broadcast live today at 12:15 p.m. EDT. President Obama's town hall meeting will be broadcast live today at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Watch here on DipNote.

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Pat O.
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Texas, USA
August 3, 2010

Pat O. in Texas writes:

I am excited to watch this forum. Today leaders (especially young) are the future and hope of tomorrow. The African students association in the U.S often talks about the barriers to the possible United States of Africa and democracy in general. There is a big progress, but still a lot to be done for real democracy in most part of Africa. Politics in Africa in most cases are just a rivalry between ethics groups and tribes which results in the horrible genocides and civil wars the continent has been suffering from for decades. The young generations should hold themselves responsible for overcoming this problem in order to preserve a safer and more prosperous Africa.

cacpdusa
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Maryland, USA
August 3, 2010

Cacpdusa in Maryland writes:

My organization wants to say thank you for the state dpt initiative and hope there will be a follow up

Darnley H.
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Massachusetts, USA
August 3, 2010

Darnley H. in Massachusetts writes:

How does one view the live broadcast? I did not notice a link.

R. B.
August 3, 2010

DipNote Bloggers reply:

Darnley, we've now updated this entry to add a link at the top to the full schedule.

African N.
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California, USA
August 3, 2010

African Trumpet Newspaper writes:

I still cannot see the link to this live webcast. Is it on this page?

Thanks

R. B.
August 3, 2010

DipNote Bloggers reply:

We'll be streaming it right here on this page, starting at about 12:15. Please check back!

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
August 3, 2010

Eric in New Mexico writes:

I'm looking foward to how these youngsters intend to create peace on the African continent, and inspire the unity of effort among African nations to attain and preserve it.

Sustainability comes only with security, how do they intend to get folks to put down the guns and plant a "green wall" to hold back desertification?

Juan R.
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Connecticut, USA
August 3, 2010

Juan R. in Connecticut writes:

I'm glad the young people from Africa have a chance to hear just a wonderful speech from our AMAZING secretary of state.

Laura
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California, USA
August 3, 2010

Laura in California writes:

Hillary, you are extraordinary! so intelligent, educated, warm and beautiful! HILLARY 2012!

isaac a.
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South Africa
August 3, 2010

Isaac A. in South Africa writes:

Kudos to this initiative. I have always been a critique of people who talks and do nothing. This goes beyond doubts that this administration means business. I would like this selected individuals to place more emphasis on child labor, education, women empowerment, entrepreneurship and leadership in Africa.

Ellen C.
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California, USA
August 3, 2010

Ellen C. in California writes:

Secretary Clinton: Millions of lives - and your legacy - are on the line. Your personal leadership is needed now to prevent a return to war in Sudan. With less than six months until a referendum that could split Africa's largest country in two, and with the security situation in the country deteriorating, the administration must respond with a policy that is coherent, strategic, and unified. With the lives of millions potentially hanging in the balance, now is the time for your personal leadership on this issue.

JUDITH O.
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California, USA
August 4, 2010

Judith O.O. writes:

This is interesting these children need someone to motivate and charge them up. We Africans have lots of children with potential to be somebody. All they need is LOVE & DIRECTION TO A BETTER PATH WITH GOOD VISION. Thank you Mr President Obama for taking time to talk to these children even if you are able to capture 90% to a better path in life --To me this is good. God Bless you. A MIND IS TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE. LET US RENEW THEIR ENERGY BY CHARGING THEM UP WITH POSITIVE THINKING ATTITUDE. To remind them of their role toward Africa NATION and the World.Any child should be able to reach his/her talent ability in life. To be a better leader than previous generation. To have focus and goals. To build Africa to a better standard where no one have to migrate in order to achieve dreams. Society with freedom of speech, human right, social amenities and education is free for all with all modern technology. Discourage them from believing that embezzlement is the key road to getting rich. Once again thank you Mr. President Obama.

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