Barack Obama’s trip to South Africa for the centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday has been very worthwhile and historic.
Mandela Day is about taking action to change the world for the better. In these young people, I see Madiba’s example of persistence and hope. They are poised to make this world more peaceful, more prosperous, and more just. pic.twitter.com/GJDuOs1hkH
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 18, 2018
Following his insightful speech at the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Wanderers Stadium on Tuesday, the former US president had a town hall meeting with the 200 members of the inaugural class of Leaders: Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) July 18, 2018
Whilst speaking to the students at the meeting, Obama advocated for women to be empowered more on the continent because men have been getting on his nerves lately.
“Women in particular, by the way, I want you to get more involved,” he said in the video shared by CNN. “Because men have been getting on my nerves lately. Every day I read the newspaper and I just think like ‘brothers what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us?’ I mean, we’re violent, we’re bullying. You know, just not handling our business,” Obama added.
“So I think empowering more women on the continent, that, right away is going to lead to some better policies.” Take a look at the video below and share with us your thoughts:
“Men have been getting on my nerves lately,” says Barack Obama pic.twitter.com/j5z62PvKUL
— CNN International (@cnni) July 18, 2018