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Nigerian Senate passes Not Too Young To Run Bill to reduce age limits for elective positions
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Politics and Society Nigerian Senate passes Not Too Young To Run Bill to reduce age limits for elective positions

Yesterday the Not Too Young To Run Bill got a majority vote in the Nigerian Senate. This has led to many online conversations and hope that Nigeria’s future leaders would be its young people. Some are skeptical, saying the politicians will pass on the baton of leadership to their children. What do you think this bill has in store for Nigeria, a country with over 100 million youths?

The (un)ambiguity of the image – the story of 16 June
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Politics and Society The (un)ambiguity of the image – the story of 16 June

The image that classically characterises 16 June 1976 is that of a tearful Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying a slain 12-year-old Hector Pieterson, flanked by a hysterical Antoinette Sithole, Hector’s sister, taken by Sam Nzama is a marker of history. Nzama’s image is unambiguous and intact. The role of the visual image has ceased to be iconographic. In these hyper-visual times, digital technology has lent greater complexity to our relationship with images writes Kagiso Mnisi.

Building the Africa we want: social media reflections on Africa Youth Day
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Politics and Society 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?

Social media reflections on Youth Day: What does the day mean?
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Politics and Society 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.