PAMBAZUKA NEWS 635: SPECIAL ISSUE: MOBILISING YOUTH IN AFRICA AND THE DIASPORA

20 June 2013 — Pambazuka News

 

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Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

 

CONTENTS: 1. Features, 2. Announcements, 3. Jobs

 

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1 Features

 

YOUTH UNITE FOR A BETTER WORLD

Ama Biney

 

All over the globe young people face similar and dissimilar problems:

issues of oppression, economic, political and social injustice in various

manifestations. They must globally mobilise with other progressive forces

to transform not only their own lives but their own societies and the world

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87927

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GET UP STAND UP: YOUTHS IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION

Horace G. Campbell

 

There are many contemporary questions regarding emancipation,

transformation, unity, and rights for which today?s youth must seek

answers, taking inspiration from the gallant struggles of previous

generations

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87928

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MESSAGE TO A YOUNGER RADICAL ACTIVIST

On preparing for organizational leadership

Ajamu Nangwaya

 

There are essential knowledge, skills and attitudes which are critical to

one?s role as a radical organizer. Young activists need to master them

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I BELIEVE IN AN AFRICA FIT FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

Yemurai Nyoni

 

Being a young African woman is perhaps the most perilous form of identity

in the continent. But there is growing recognition that Africa?s progress

will be directly determined by how well it performs in improving the lives

of its women and girls

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87919

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DIALOGUE, NOT A MONOLOGUE

Liberia, Africa youths yearning to be heard

Robtel Neajai Pailey

 

African youth have been the drivers of revolutions in the past two years.

However, to be more effective in bringing about desired change in their

nations and the continent, they must listen, learn and earn their right to

make meaningful contributions

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87917

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FEAR AND FREEDOM IN AFRICA

H. Nanjala Nyabola

 

The biggest problem facing African youth today is not a lack of

opportunity, or poverty, or whatever. Our biggest problem from where I

stand is our inability to see ourselves with unfiltered honesty and a raw

love

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87934

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SOUTH AFRICA YOUTH DAY 2013

Linda Frances Musabayana

 

The Soweto student protests in 1976 marked the high point of youth revolt

against the oppression of the apartheid regime. Today, young people in

independent South Africa face new enemies arising from poverty and lack of

access to opportunities necessary for a dignified life

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87926

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CRISIS OF YOUTH OR CRISIS OF SOCIETY IN SOUTH SUDAN?

Christopher Zambakari

 

The newly independent nation is beset by a host of problems of

underdevelopment arising from slavery, wars and fragmentation of society.

The serious hardships facing young people, who are the majority of the

population, should be seen in this context and addressed urgently

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87916

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MULTIPLE MODES OF LIVELIHOOD AND SURVIVAL STRATEGIES OF NIGERIAN YOUTH

Adelaja Odutola Odukoya

 

Contemporary socio-political and economic conditions engendered by poor

governance and the contradictions of decadent capitalism have led the youth

into unemployment, underemployment, idleness, and unproductive and criminal

activities for survival

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87921

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A BLEAK FUTURE FOR DRC YOUTH

Theodore Menelik-Mfuni

 

Young people have paid an extremely high price for the fragile state the DR

Congo finds itself in, especially as large numbers of them are uneducated,

unemployed and with no skills. As a result, many have become dangerous

delinquents

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87913

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REVISITING AND REBRANDING MALAWI YOUNG PIONEERS

Sitinga Kachipande

 

The Malawi Young Pioneers Movement, which unfortunately became a terror

militia to prop up the Banda regime, should be revisited by the Malawi

government with the goal of involving youth in the county?s development

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87925

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YOUTH OF SOMALIA: FROM HEROES TO CRIMINALS AND VICTIMS

Mohamud M Uluso

 

The prolonged civil war changed everything for Somali youth. Hopeless, they

became prey to a host of unscrupulous warlords, politicians and religious

fanatics. Hundreds of young Somalis are today languishing in jails all

overall the world

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87930

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UGANDAN YOUTH IN BOSTON

How youth are coping in the diaspora

Odomaro Mubangizi

 

They provide a model for other youth in diaspora to emulate: keeping in

touch with one?s culture and religion; how to settle in a foreign land;

creativity in employment; long-term investment in education

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87922

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ENCOURAGING DIASPORA YOUTH TO CONTRIBUTE TO NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE

ERITREAN CASE

Rahel Weldeab

 

There is a need to teach African youth in the diaspora to keep their

identity while also providing them with opportunities to play a role as

active citizens in their countries of origin. Eritrea has vibrant examples

of this

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87924

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YOUNG AFRICANS LIVING ABROAD AND THEIR ENGAGEMENT IN AFRICAN POLITICS

Divine Muragijimana

 

Africa is moving forward and with it are young, bright and innovative

people who are positioning themselves to take a creative, critical and

concrete role in its development. Young Africans in the continent and the

diaspora can play a crucial role in shaping the future

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87931

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KENYA AT 50: YOUTH HAVE NOTHING TO SMILE ABOUT

Raphael Obonyo

 

Will the much-vaunted new Constitution change the dismal fortunes of the

youth for the better? It provides that the State shall take measures to

ensure that the youth have access to relevant education and training; are

accorded an opportunity to be represented and participate in political,

social and other spheres of life; have access to employment and are

protected from harmful cultural practices and exploitation

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87933

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GIVING SHAME TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE

Chika Ezeanya

 

There is much to celebrate among young people of Africa. Despite some

serious setbacks, the results are encouraging and the prognosis is good,

very good

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87914

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EDUCORRUPTION AND THE MISEDUCATION OF ETHIOPIAN YOUTH

Alemayehu G. Mariam

 

The rulers in Ethiopia continue to use higher educational institutions not

as places of learning, inquiry and research but as diploma mills for a new

breed of party hacks and zombie ideologues doomed to blind and

unquestioning servility

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87918

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THE SKIPPED GENERATION

Delphine Serumaga

 

Anyone who has aspirations of becoming a president or prime minister in

their country has a steep hill to climb. The liberators/revolutionaries are

still sitting pretty and in some cases claim they still have years to go

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87932

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YOUTH AS ASSETS? IF YOU SAY SO?

Patrick Mpedzisi

 

While it is key that youth who are vulnerable and marginalized are

protected, brought to the mainstream and essentially empowered, it is also

important to locate the assets within the youth body and create an enabling

environment for their participation

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87929

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WHY MALAWI MUST CONSIDER FREE SECONDARY EDUCATION

Steve Sharra

 

The question of whether or not Malawi should start considering the

feasibility of providing free secondary school education is really one of

whether or not Malawi should consider strengthening its human capital

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87923

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CV AND COVER LETTER TRAININGS IN FREETOWN

Imma Mader

 

Sierra Leone is emerging from a decade of civil war and although education

and training opportunities for young people are expanding, there is a clear

gap in enhancing job candidates’ chances of success upon applying for a

position

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/87915

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2 Announcements

 

SPECIAL ISSUE ON BRAZIL IN AFRICA: CALL FOR ARTICLES

 

Pambazuka News is planning a special issue on ?BRAZIL IN AFRICA?

 

As we reach an audience of approximately 26,000 subscribers weekly, we are

calling on our readers and writers to submit articles for this special

issue to cover any of the following themes (or a theme or issue of your

choice):

? The historical links between Brazil and Africa

? South-South geopolitical links between Africa and Brazil via BRICS

? Issues relating to gender, youth, multinationals, social justice,

environmental issues, the media, cultural links (i.e. music, literature,

the arts) between Brazil and Africa

? Ideas on how to advance greater links and understanding between Brazil

and Africa

 

Texts must be submitted to: editor@pambazuka.org or

pambazukaeditor@gmail.com

 

WORD LENGTH: Texts must be between 1000-3000 words

 

DEADLINE: is 30th June 2013 for submission

 

Your name and a two line bio must be submitted at the end of the article.

 

THE EDITORS

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3 Jobs

 

OXFAM GB – ASSOCIATE COUNTRY DIRECTOR

 

Oxfam has been making a difference in Chad since 2004. But as food prices

continue to rise and conflicts both in neighbouring Sudan and Chad itself

take their toll the situation has become even more serious. That?s why

we?re refocusing our strategy and partnering with the Regional Centre,

Oxfam International affiliates and other NGOs to offer a more coherent

approach. And we need you to deliver it.

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/jobs/87912

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