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Addressing the Youth Unemployment Challenge in Africa

Publié 20 septembre 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...


AN OPEN LETTER TO MR BOMBER MAN

Publié 19 septembre 2014 Avatar Chima F. Madu

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To whom it may concern (with all due respect).... I have heard and read lots of shocking things about you. I don’t even know which ones to believe. Most of these issues really got me thinking out loud. Firstly, I hear you plan to comfortably sit in Aso Rock one day. Are you for real? Is it the 400m monolith on the outskirts of Abuja or the presidential villa? Just in case this is true, your counterparts in much smaller nations have not yet succeeded in attaining this seemingly unattainable f...


Speak out, our Voices Count! My Digital Mapping Experience

Publié 13 septembre 2014 no picture Maimuna Yusuf Ahmad

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All these past days of September have been fun for me! Why? Because I have been choosen as a youth mapper! I thought that all I had to do was take pictures and post them online, but no, it's more than that. Because I am not only mapping but I am also enlightening people. Poor refuse disposal. This is the major challenge in my country and in my mapping area (Kano, Nigeria), people tend to dispose refuse in any available space they see due to lack of recycling companies....


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

Publié 13 septembre 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...


“Who will care for us?” and more in the news this week

Publié 7 septembre 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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The first work week of September has been enriching. I got to know about a number of eye-opening publications released this month. Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict - a network of international non-governmental organizations, striving to protect children in war zones - released one of such reports. According to their website, Watchlist was formed in 2001 by a group of leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in response to the need for improved monitoring and re...


My Conclusion-What matters most to youth?

Publié 30 août 2014 no picture Ma'Reke

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If you are wondering what I am concluding, kindly check the first two posts here and here. It is great to know that our youth know what changes to expect and demand from our leaders for the benefit of society and national prosperity. After listening and interacting with many young people like myself, I have come up with some wrap-up points-or words of wisdom, like the older people say it here. I hope many youths find invaluable advice in these words. 1. Education is not...


What matters most to youth? Part 2

Publié 23 août 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...


EBOLA : A SCARE CROW...

Publié 21 août 2014 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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On a transit from one part of Nigeria to the other I noticed the highway has really become scanty with bushmeat traders trying to make a living from their game, and my thoughts ran wild. It dawned on me that the Ebola virus has taken a turn on the lives of the local people hunting in the wild to make a living for themselves and families. The fact became clear, that indeed the western world has gradually taken over our culture in full with fearful stories that our wildlife and d...


What matters most to youth? Part 1

Publié 16 août 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...


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