Four TEDsters named 2008 Young Global Leaders by WEF

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[Updated 3/12, 10am] Crusading journalist Andrew Mwenda and think tank leader James Shikwati — both stars of TEDGlobal Africa last summer — as well as TEDGlobal Fellow Paul Van Zyl and architect Cameron Sinclair, winner of the 2006 TED Prize, have all been named Young Global Leaders for 2008 by the World Economic Forum.

Each year, the World Economic Forum selects around 250 leaders under 40 to work on a grand vision for the world of the future. Mwenda, Shikwati, Sinclair and Van Zyl will work with the other young leaders on a strategic plan to solve critical problems facing the world, such as climate change, genocide, state aid and microfinance.