Delaware Senator to Meet Young African Leaders

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    WILMINGTON, DE - SEPTEMBER 16: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Chris Coons listens during forum at Bernard and Ruth Siegel Jewish Community Center September 16, 2010 in Wilmington, Delaware. Republican and Democratic candidates for Delaware's U.S. Senate seat, House of Representatives seat, state treasurer and state auditor met to answer questions at a community open house with the midterm elections a month and a half away. Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell defeated nine-term Congressman Mike Castle (R-DE) in the Republican primary to run against Democratic candidate New Castle County Executive Chris Coons in November's midterm elections for Vice President Joseph R. Biden's former U.S. Senate seat. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Chris Coons

    A group a young African leaders is meeting with U.S. Sen. Chris Coons in Delaware as part of a White House fellowship program.

    The University of Delaware is hosting 25 young civic leaders from African countries as part of the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a six-week program on American campuses. 
     
    Program participants were scheduled to meet with Coons on Thursday on the UD campus.

    Coons, who spent part of his junior year of college in Kenya, is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs.