Stories about Youth from February, 2023
In Niger, over four in ten children lack a birth certificate
In Niger almost half of children are not registered at birth due to lack of access to official documentation services for rural people.
A deep dive: Young Jamaican climate activists collaborate to raise awareness of deep-sea mining
Young Jamaicans are worried that time is running out as the ISA works to finalise rules that might facilitate deep-sea mining as early as in the next few months.
The Rebirth of Rhumba and the musicians who are bringing the sound to a new generation of music lovers
The emergence of a new generation of Rhumba artists from the DRC, Kenya, and Tanzania who are infusing fresh styles into the Rhumba sound is making it more appealing to younger audiences.
Togolese citizens take their activism online to inspire action and responses
Youths in Togo are using online activism to ensure their voices are heard not only by the people, but also the government.
Lawsuit against Meta in Kenya paves the way for African countries to sue tech companies
The ruling that the Facebook parent firm Meta can be sued in Kenya could open the floodgates not just for Meta but for other technology companies, including OpenAI.
India’s burning challenge of youth unemployment
There needs to be a concerted effort to shift the paradigm towards the industrial and service sectors and encourage more workers to move sectors — all with extensive government support.
Can TikTok shift the digital landscape in Togo?
In Togo, government-backed internet access fuels a new generation of online users finding their preferred platforms for expression and entertainment.
Uganda's army court defies ruling to stop trying civilians
Bobi Young's trial in the court-martial comes after the constitutional court in December 2022 ruled that it is illegal for the court-martial to try civilians.
A look back at the Mayan Languages Digital Activism Summit 2023
From January 11-15, 2023, the Mayan Languages Digital Activism Summit convened digital activists and their communities to explore how the internet, digital media and technology are helping to revitalize Mayan languages in digital spaces.
Togolese music scene embraces globalization without abandoning its roots
Rich in musical and linguistic diversity, Togo is embracing the globalization of its music, which is being recognized on a national and international level alike.