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  • Hastings Mkandawire with his American friend

    YALI Fellow Hastings Mkandawire Recognized by Obama

    Hastings Mkandawire is one of the nine Young African Leaders’ Initiative (YALI) fellows from Malawi currently in Washington, DC, participating in the YALI Summit with President Obama. Click on the video below.

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  • African Heads of State and Young Leaders Convene in DC

    African Heads of State and Young Leaders Convene in DC

    Summer 2014 is an exciting time for anyone following U.S. relations with the countries of Africa. Right now, 500 of Africa’s most talented and innovative young people are in the United States participating in the Washington Fellowship,

  • Young African Leaders Initiative

    2014 U.S. African Leaders Summit

    President Obama in August will welcome leaders from across the African continent to the Nation’s Capital for a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the first such event of its kind.

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  • President Obama

    Young African Leaders Initiative -YALI

    The Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.


  • Remarks by the President in Town Hall with Young African Leaders

    THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! (Applause.) Hello, everybody. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Everybody, please have a seat. Have a seat. We're just getting started here. Well, hello, everybody. (Applause.) Welcome to Washington. I know most of you are visiting our country for the first time.

  • From President Obama to His Exellency Malawian President Peter Mutharika

    On behalf of the American people, I extend to you and the people of your country best wishes as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr. Over the past month, Muslims around the world have shared the tradition of Ramadan with their neighbors while seeking solace in their faith and helping those less fortunate. I hope this special time brings you and your loved ones an opportunity for renewal and sharing. May you enjoy peace, health, and prosperity in the coming year.

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  • New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn In

    Thirty seven new American Peace Corps volunteers will be working as health and environment volunteers throughout the country. They arrived in Malawi on March 06. They spent nine weeks in technical and cultural training in Kaphaizi and Mangwazu Villages in Kasungu.  

  • Media Institute of Southern Africa Awards

    In collaboration with the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Malawi Chapter the U.S. Embassy gave awards to three outstanding journalists and media persons as part of celebrations for World Press Freedom Day  

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    Is the environment the responsibility of the government only? Businesses in Malawi do not think so. American Ambassador Jeanine Jackson led discussions on how the private sector could cooperate with government and nongovernmental organizations to support environmental sustainability.  

  • What is the Common Thread Among: Malawian Jazz and Diversity

    American Ambassador to Malawi, Jeanine Jackson, provided this answer: “As a musician myself, I find it interesting that Jazz is a collection of very diverse sounds and rhythms,...