Mandela Washington Fellowship Program Looking to Help Following Dallas Attacks

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- African leaders visiting Des Moines as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program are responding to the recent attacks in Dallas.

"I think it is a really sad story," said Immanuel Hango, who is from Namibia. "I watched some of the videos from the incidents, it's really sad to see, and that's why I asked David Young if there is something that can be done because I think some of the things done could have been avoided."

Congressman David Young met with the group to answer questions about American government on Saturday.

25 leaders from different African countries are studying at Drake University for six weeks. The program empowers the leaders through leadership training so they can better improve their own communities.

After leaving Des Moines, they will travel to Washington D.C. to meet the president.