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
Since the return of democracy in 1999, Nigeria’s burgeoning youth population has made the headlines come election time. This year’s election, the sixth in the current 20-year-long democratic dispensation, has highlighted the role of the youth in deciding who rules Africa’s most populous nation more than ever before.
The government of Uganda has announced that sports betting is now banned in the country, saying that “sports betting companies have diverted the attention of the youth from hard work” and causes cash to flow out of the country.
“The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people”, this African proverb speaks of the power of a people to make or break themselves, their countries and the globe. And so, it is with Africa. The success or failure of Africa rests squarely on the shoulders of its citizens, on the decisions they take.
With no external source of funding and support, Anoziva Marindire has succeeded in teaching girls to code, opening up prospects in the job market and in their communities that they never had before.