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· April, 2020

Stories about Youth from April, 2020

‘Language revolt': This activist tweets against erasure of first languages in South Africa

A language reclamation activist confronts linguistic imperialism and the dehumanisation of two South African first languages through digital inclusion advocacy.

Jamaican activists spent Earth Day at home, online

Jamaican netizens explored the connections between COVID-19 and climate change and the response has been so strong that Earth Day has turned into Earth Week.

COVID-19 diaries from Wuhan: Volunteers collect help messages during the pandemic

Domestic violence is emerging in the pandemic and volunteers are keeping records of their stories.

COVID-19 exacerbates inequalities in Trinidad & Tobago's education system

"The [Ministry of Education] was utterly tone-deaf and did not effectively address my concerns."

Sierra Leone lifts 10-year ban on pregnant girls attending school

Sierra Leone finally lifts a discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls from attending school in a new bid to form a more inclusive nation and address injustices against young women.

Stay-at-home orders accompanied by rise in domestic violence in Trinidad & Tobago

Once the government announced stay-at-home measures for everyone but members of “essential services”, the police service prepared itself for a rise in reports of domestic abuse.

Cameroon battles COVID-19 alongside separatist war and strained health care system

Cameroon has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the region. As the virus becomes a reality, citizens must adjust to this new threat amid the ongoing separtist conflict.

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