Africa Is Moving

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In recent years Africa has seen rise in extremist groups, child soldiers and all sorts of armed violence. The number of young people involved in illegal business and illicit behaviour has increased. Presently the continent has the youngest population in the world but with bizarre youth policies. The policies, instead of equipping young people with practical knowledge and skills, they make them somewhat vulnerable to extremist and rebel groups.

Young people, being the continent’s majority demographic group, deserve the most attention and involvement in the political, social and economic affairs of their continent but alas, there is hardly any attention given to them. From regional bodies to national governments, the youth are not prioritised which poses a big threat to Africa’s future. The African Union Commission (AUC) has no actual or effective youth programmes and policies. Many sectors at the AUC are allocated departments but the critical sector of the…

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