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US President Barack Obama to launch leadership centre in Kenya

Washington DC – The United States will establish a leadership centre in Kenya to train young East Africans for executive positions in business, government and civil society, President Barack Obama announced Monday.

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Nigeria Abductions Grab the Spotlight

Washington – The fate of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the violent Islamist Boko Haram group from the northern Nigeria town of Chibok in mid-April has become something of a public sensation in the United States since the beginning of the month.

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The rise of the African fashion industry: Africa Dans La Mode

The year 2011 brought a re-emergence of African motifs, prints and textiles onto the global stage. Fashion houses and designers such as Burberry and Vivian Westwood produced collections clearly influenced by the various cultures and landscapes found in Africa. Even the internationally most recognisable First Lady, Michelle Obama, was spotted and photographed on numerous occasions sporting the African-influenced designs of Nigerian designer Duro Oluwa.

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Michelle Obama trip in Africa – By Glez

Jun29

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US first lady Michelle Obama meets the fifth wife of South Africa’s President Zuma.

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Obama urges young Africans to fight for women’s rights

Jun23

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama urged young Africans on Wednesday to fight for women’s rights and battle the stigma of AIDS, using her husband’s “yes, we can” campaign slogan to motivate youth across the continent. Obama is on her second solo trip abroad as first lady to promote issues such as education, health and wellness. Video by: VOXAFRICA

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Michelle Obama to visit South Africa, Botswana

The United States First Lady Michelle Obama confirmed her visit to South Africa and Botswana from June 21-26, the White House officials notify.

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