Pictures of President Obama’s Town Hall with African Youth in Soweto

By Melanie Nathan. July 01, 2013.

On June 29, President Obama spoke to youth audiences across Africa in a televised town hall from South Africa.
U.S. Embassy Kampala – We were thrilled that a group of 10 Ugandan youth (pictured here below) joined the President live via satellite from Kampala’s NTV studio.
In his remarks, President Obama said:
“I had a lot of faith in you before I came here. Now I have even more.”

My cousin, Tess Nolizwe Peacock, from Johannesburg, a newly graduated attorney candidate from Johannesburg, was invited and attended the Town Hall meeting held by President Barack Obama in Soweto South Africa and provided these pictures to Oblogdee 2013 ©.

“There was an amazing energy in the room. We adapted old struggle songs and sang shosholoza, and danced while waiting for President Oabama to arrive. He is a brilliant orator and was a very memorable occasion. He did call President Zuma an ‘outstanding leader.'” Noted Tess, Please enjoy these awesome pictures….

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This is the view from the Soweto Campus of the University of Johannesburg before the President was about to land.
Pictures: Tess Peacock, South Africa for Oblogdee 2013 ©
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A helicopter with President Obama’s lands on a field at UNIV JHB, Soweto for the African Youth Town Hall . Pictures: Tess Peacock, South Africa for Oblogdee 2013 ©
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The Screen Pictures: Tess Peacock, South Africa for Oblogdee 2013 ©
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President Obama Taking Questions
Pictures: Tess Peacock, South Africa for Oblogdee 2013 ©
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The Press and the President on Soweto Stage
Pictures: Tess Peacock, South Africa for Oblogdee 2013 ©
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President Obama speaks to South African Youth in Soweto and Many teams of Youth from all over Africa streamed in live.
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Tess tells me that there was much dancing and singing in the audience in the high spirited anticipation of the President’s arrival. Pictures: Tess Peacock, South Africa for Oblogdee 2013 ©
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A photo capture of the Kenyan team as streamed in Pictures: Tess Peacock, South Africa for Oblogdee 2013 ©
The Ugandan Delegation streamed to Soweto (U.S. Embassy)
The Ugandan Delegation streamed to Soweto (U.S. Embassy)

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