Foreign policy expert Brookes Spector says the Mandela Washington Fellowship is a positive kind of "regime change".
Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies on Monday spoke to foreign policy expert Brookes Spector about the issue.
Listen to the interview below:
In a way of course it is a kind of regime change that says to younger people that it's their moment to take charge of the future of the continent.— Brookes Spector, foreign policy expert
The idea is that the old elites on the continent are not the only place where power or change, ideas, innovation, growth and opportunity are going to occur. It's also going to be the young people which the continent is overflowing with.— Brookes Spector, foreign policy expert
The embassy meets with these people periodically to network... The meetings are certainly not secret.— Brookes Spector, foreign policy exchange