Examiner.com: African leaders stress empowering youth at 30th Africa-America Institute Gala

October 13, 2014
PUBLISHED IN Examiner.com   /   BY Madina Toure
Malaak Compton-Rock of The Angelrock Project and Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA star and Chairman and President of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, Inc.

Malaak Compton-Rock of The Angelrock Project and Dikembe Mutombo, former NBA star and Chairman and President of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, Inc.

 

The Examiner.com featured AAI’s 30th Annual Awards Gala on the online news site. Dikembe Mutombo, a Congolese American retired professional basketball player and founder of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation, who attended the gala offered reflections on the gala theme:

“We are not invested in our social development program. We are not building new schools, no universities and no hospitals. The continent of Africa is rising even in the population number. The prediction is that in 2050, Africa will reach more than 5 billion people living on the continent … why are we not building schools? Why are we not building hospitals? Why are we not building medical institutions or clinics?”

 

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