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?
Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in collaboration with the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany produced Africa’s first solar-powered electric 4×4 automobile named ‘aCar’.
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.
Standing between Africa and the promise of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the lion of youth unemployment. This challenge, if left unaddressed, could have more dramatic consequences than climate change, disease and even poverty.
After the recently concluded Ugandan Elections, TIA and Waza asked youth from different walks of life in Kampala to weigh in on the importance of voting, their vision for Uganda, leadership, and what should be the priorities of the electorate. […]
Ahead of a gathering of (grey) heads of state later this month at the first African Union Summit for 2017, Levi Kabwato remembers Mohamed Bouazizi, reflects on the impact of the Arab Spring and considers the shortcomings of the AU and its supposedly youth-focused theme for 2017.
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?
We are a generation that banks on an exit strategy. We are aware of how dynamic the world we live in is. In addition to being spoilt and indecisive, we are taking a little longer to grow up. Marriage is not a priority for us.
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.