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Field of Study: Business
Leadership Institute: Dartmouth College
Moussa Kondo is a journalist with more than 13 years’ experience in community development, citizen engagement, and youth development. He is founder of L’Express de Bamako, a weekly newspaper, and is country director of Accountability Lab Mali, an organization that educates young people in leadership; promotes good governance, honesty, and integrity in public service; and offers internships in journalism. Some participants in the internship program have obtained key positions in various media houses in Mali. Before opening Accountability Lab Mali, Moussa was project manager at Accountability Lab Liberia, and he is in the process of expanding the organization to the rest of francophone Africa. Moussa obtained his master's degree from the University of Bamako. In 2015, Moussa received the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders and was named one of the 500 Most Valuable African Young Leaders. A 2018 Obama Foundation Fellow, Moussa has also been selected to study Democracy and Rule of Law at Stanford University as a Draper Hills Fellow.