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Williamsburg a hub for Africa's best and brightest

Williamsburg a hub for Africa's best and brightest

WILLIAMSBURG — An unplanned moment turned out to be a highlight for many of the African leaders visiting the College of William and Mary this week.

On Tuesday night, the fire alarm went off during dinner.

When the visitors shuffled outside, what they saw led to cheering and photos: a firetruck.

The Africans staying in Williamsburg are a mix of human rights lawyers, journalists, government officials and non-profit directors, all ages 21 to 35. They are studying at William and Mary for two weeks as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, and the site of the fire truck spurred conversation about how government ought to...

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