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Mandela Washington Fellow Ready for Young African Leaders Program

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FILE: President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, July 28, 2014.

FILE: President Barack Obama speaks to participants of the Presidential Summit for the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in Washington, July 28, 2014.

A Zimbabwean legal practitioner, Regina Bwanali, who has been selected for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, is happy that she will be able to acquire good skills in America for transforming her community.

She is among 30 Zimbabweans selected by the U.S Embassy in Harare to take part in the programme, starting next month, initiated by President Barack Obama.

Bwanali, who works for the Chambers Advocates of Zimbabwe, speaks to Studio 7 about her participation in the program.

Meanwhile, @263 Chat, a media company created to encourage participation in dialogue in Zimbabwe, this week hosted a panel discussion on human rights dubbed ‘eyes on human rights’.

It was attended by some representatives of civil society groups and a U.S envoy that was visiting the country, Steven Feldstein, Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor.

For perspective, reporter Tatenda Gumbo spoke to Jestina Mukoko who said the panel reiterated the need for protection of human rights in Zimbabwe.

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