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June 2011 Blog Posts (4)

United Nations envoy in Africa calls for mobilization of youth for development

ECA Executive Secretary Abdoulie Janneh

27 June 2011 – A top-ranking United Nations official in Africa has called for a mobilization of the continent’s youth for sustainable development, suggesting that the recent turmoil in North Africa may be linked to high rates of unemployment among youth, their desire for freedom, and their demands for change.

Abdoulie Janneh,…

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Added by Saji Prelis on June 28, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

DEVELOPMENT

Life has been defined in so many ways through generations. Development plays some part in these definitions, as a young African woman, life equals poverty eradication, which equals development, which means equity sharing in Africa.

Africa has been defined by the world as a developing continent for so long, yet poverty increases day by day, so many remedies have being prescribed by so many economic doctors, yet our sickness keeps growing from worse to worst.

So I ask, who best…

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Added by Afoom on June 15, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

Don’t Call Them “Post-Racial.” Millennials Say Race Matters to Them [in the US]

Illustration/Stokely Baksh

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Added by Saji Prelis on June 10, 2011 at 8:13am — No Comments

Youth & Armed Conflict

Youth and Armed Conflict

Today, there are over twenty war-affected countries in which grave violations are taking place against children and youth. As primary victims of armed conflict, young people experience many forms of suffering. They are killed, maimed, orphaned, abducted, deprived of education and health care, and left with deep emotional and physical scars. The risk of sexual violence increases dramatically with the presence of fighting forces and the…

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Added by Saji Prelis on June 3, 2011 at 3:36pm — No Comments

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