First ladies from more than a dozen African countries are taking part in a two-year program to help them address challenges facing their countries. The first ladies and their top advisors convened in Washington, D.C. this week and will learn how to lead their staffs, seek funding for projects and how to define priorities. The BBC's State Department Correspondent, Kim Ghattas, spoke to some of the organizers and participants in the program.
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