For young Nigerian protesters on social media and on the streets, #ENDSARS is as much an expression of a will to modernity as it is a yearning to be treated with dignity.
Kenya has sometimes been described as a “hustler nation”. More than 80% of the population work in the informal economy, deriving incomes from hawking goods, fixing cars and working on construction sites.
Bobi Wine’s political movement in Uganda shows how organised youth groups can challenge the status quo.
Kenya’s interior ministry has ordered the deportation of 17 foreign betting firm directors as the government clamps down on betting due to negative social impact concerns. The country’s Betting Control and Licensing Board had also declined to renew licences of 19 firms in order to review their operations.
South Africa’s youngest legislator ever, 21-year-old Itumeleng Ntsube of the African National Congress, was sworn into office on 23 May as a member of the National Council of Provinces, the country’s upper House of Parliament.
The 2nd Pan African Youth Forum had over 500 Africans from the continent and diaspora in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The youths launched the Declaration for the African Youth Assembly which can be found in four languages.
If we wanted to bring about meaningful change and secure our future, the voices of the youth need to go beyond social media and result in an active expression of young people’s political power and rights.
Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent.
In December 2018, Nigeria’s unemployment stood at 23.1% affecting 20.9million people, the majority of which are young people. But two programmes initiated by the Delta State government is addressing youth unemployment in that state