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On the afternoon of 21 July 2018, Graca Machel held my hand and told me to sit closer to her. Her words resounded in my head as she said, 'humility is about remembering where you come from, and staying rooted to who you are.' She caressed my cheek as only a mother would, giving me her full attention in a room filled with people eager for a moment of her time.
2018 is the centenary year of Nelson Mandela. The Africa Youth Network Summit that took place from July 20 to 21, 2018 celebrated the life of the Nobel Prize winner born on 18th July a century ago. Graca Machel trust, MINDS (Mandela Institute for Development Studies), #MadibaInYou campaign and partners celebrated Mandela's life by bringing at least 200 young African leaders to South Africa to nurture a solid pan-African movement among the youth.

2018 is an important year because it marks Nelson Mandela’s centenary. Mandela was one of the greatest leaders of our time and thus it is befitting to build a movement …

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