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Building the Africa we want: social media reflections on Africa Youth Day

Today is Africa Youth Day, a day to celebrate and promote the increased recognition of youth as key agents for social change, economic growth and sustainable development in all areas of the African Society. As Africans across the continent celebrate Africa Youth Day, we look at social media reflections on what the day means to various people. We also ask our readers what does Africa Youth Day mean to you?

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Young literary bloggers of Sudan

Blogging has become a phenomenon across the world, providing an informal platform that creates access to differing human experiences in numerous contexts. In our interests, we hardly ever look to the north of Africa to see the wealth of literary content that is pouring out of there. Here is a list of young Sudanese literary bloggers and writers who will serve as an introduction to the range of talent to be found in Sudan.

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Social media reflections on Youth Day: What does the day mean?

As South Africa celebrates Youth Day in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the June 16, 1976 Soweto Uprising when students protested against the racist and unjust bantu education system, we ask what the day means to you? We look at contributions on social media to understand what the day means to South Africans as they reflect on the sacrifices made, take stock of the current state of affairs and hopes for the future.

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Angelique Kidjo and 3 African youth activist groups win Amnesty International Award

African musical icon Angelique Kidjo, who this year won her third Grammy Award is this year’s winner of Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award. Kidjo shares the award with three African youth activist groups, Y’en a marre from Senegal, Le Balai Citoyen from Burkina Faso and LUCHA from DRC. The award celebrates individuals and groups who speak out for justice.