Youth Involvement in African Freedom

30 May 2017 | Opinion

Five days ago, Africans across the continent celebrated Africa Day, a day marking the freedom of African Nations and the formation of the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and now African Most African countries have only been free from western colonialism. Everything else, except self-rule is in the hands of western powers.

Africa is still struggling to have its own manufacturing industries. In most cases, Africa is 90 percent dependent on the first world for its needs. African leaders have not included certain sections of their citizens in development, with the youth the main victims. Many young people have been left out of the equation of making Africa not just politically free but also economically too. Among the pillars of the HPP is social progression, which is meant to assist with the development of the country through youth empowerment. In this edition of the Astute Conversation, Tobias and Johannes explain the highs and lows of the Harambee Prosperity Plan and the need to get young people involved in the development of the country – Joseph Kalimbwe.

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