Tony Blair-Howard Buffett fellowship to fight Africa hunger

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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is partnering with Howard Buffett and the World Food Prize Foundation to send young entrepreneurs to Africa to work on hunger and poverty issues.

Blair and Buffett, an Illinois farmer, philanthropist and son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, are in Des Moines speaking at the World Food Prize symposium. After their Thursday morning discussion, Blair announced the fellowship program to be funded by Blair's Africa Governance Initiative and Buffett's foundation.

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