One out of 10 delegates participating this week in U.S. President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Forum
was a journalist. The forum, a U.S.
initiative meant to spark discussions on the future of Africa in a year when 17 countries on the continent are celebrating 50 years of nationhood
, did not overlook freedom of the press, as I witnessed in its final event on Thursday at Washington
's museum of news, the Newseum