All posts tagged with: africa

Ebola: How selfish can we be?

Posted October 24, 2014 Avatar María Barba

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There are people behind the numbers. There is devastation as Ebola outbreak is ravaging communities across West Africa. The real problem is there, where resources and humanitarian aid are needed in the first place. (As an example, there are 10 ambulances for 500.000 people) The first cases of people that contracted Ebola outside West Africa have triggered all the alarms. And that has lead to a huge display in Europe and North America. The developed world had not planned an...


Addressing the Youth Unemployment Challenge in Africa

Posted September 20, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Africa is the second most populous and 'youngest' continent on earth, having the highest concentration of youth. Up to 70 per cent of Africa’s people are under the age of 30. According to Shantayanan Devarajan, Chief Economist for the World Bank’s Africa region, the current youth of Africa are not only important for Africa but also for the world. However, young people in the continent face grave unemployment challenges. At her current level of development, one would doubt...


Youth inclusion in governance: #30PercentOrNothing vs. #30PercentForWetin

Posted September 13, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Many Nigerians have, in recent months, decried the low level of participation of the youth in governance. The issue has become a trending topic both online and offline but this did not just happen in an instant. During a national conference earlier this year, a coalition of youths brought the issue to the fore. They affirmed that the estimated population of Nigerian youths, which constitute about 70 percent of the population, is twice the population of Ghana and more than the p...


What matters most to youth? Part 2

Posted August 23, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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Have you had an experience that upended your views or enlightened your view concerning certain issues? You need to read my first post in this series. On August 12, the International Youth Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Global Citizen launched a #showyourselfie global social media campaign to urge world leaders to make the needs and rights of young people a priority in the post-2015 development agenda. Young people were encouraged to take a selfie and...


What matters most to youth? Part 1

Posted August 16, 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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When I sent out the question, “What matters most to the youth in Nigeria?” I thought I already knew what the response of most young people would be. The International Youth Day (IYD) was coming up and though the theme was concerned with mental health, I considered it important to have the people affected weigh in on what really mattered to them. Moreover, I had read about the European Parliament’s IYD priority here: The article, in commemoration of IYD, highli...


What You Do Not Know About Ebola Virus Can Kill You

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Recently, the Ebola virus has outstripped Guinean borders; the whole continent is in danger. Not only is the epidemic killing but it also has the power to change your perception. In fact, after this scourge, the world is not able to see Africans as usual anymore. This is not racism; this is fear of catching diseases. Although pity and assistance have been given for HIV cases, reservations have been also voiced. That is to say, people are afraid of Africans. At the present time,...


The Plight of Nigeria's Legacy

Posted July 25, 2014 Avatar Mukhtar Muhammad

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Legacy as the word sounds and implies, takes its meaning synonymous to ethics and values passed down to generations. Though, Nigeria as my domain and lineage, I hate to say, I grieve in bewilderment of unremorseful deterrence within my subconscious. Its state I longed to see way pass when it deserved. Self-preservation and fulfillment is a resolute nature that scores if not devours, thawing enough the heart of its gearing non unanimous thought. I would hopefully like to take a...


Access to quality education for young Africans

Posted July 11, 2014 no picture Ansu Jack

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I just want to share my reaction towards Education in Africa; I think it would be excellent, if the UN invested in the field of education to provide first class universities in each developing country in Africa. This initiative would permit young Africans to possess or deliver their expectations. It would also discourage young people travelling to the Diaspora. If Africa has massive a number of well educated students then the future will be bright and the challenges in Africa will...


Thank you VOY

Posted July 7, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Dear VOY, Working with you has been a great journey. I honestly believe that you have made my life a more meaningful one by simply allowing me to write away my concerns on this forum. I have grown mentally and emotionally while reading what many of my peers have written from all over the world. I still cannot believe that I can share my opinion as openly and freely as I do beside my friends from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and beyond. I wish to commemorate my 1 year an...


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