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This year’s CHOGM put the UK in the spotlight and set an ambitious agenda for youth, writes Kiiza Saddam Hussein, 27, a Commonwealth Correspondent who lives in Uganda and Rwanda, and anticipates equal success when Rwanda hosts the 2020 event. Probably you’ve heard many stories about Rwanda, some positive others negative, but since 2000 Rwanda …

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Social media content is exposing youth to lifestyle and behaviour choices that may be misleading or dangerous, writes Kiyara Matambanadzo, 16, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Harare in Zimbabwe, who says teenagers must be informed at home and at school about countering those messages.  The problem of a seeming increase in vices such as drug abuse, …

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Nigeria has both natural resources and inherent problems, writes Nnabugwu Chukwuebuka, 25, a Correspondent from Uzii in Nigeria, who argues the country’s greatest asset is the attitude of its people. A promising country, sitting as the hub of Africa, Nigeria finds itself adorned with beauties of different colours of indigenes, ranging from light- to dark-brown …

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Correspondent Bryan Opany, 25, from Nairobi in Kenya, is a photographer. He shares his photos from a demonstration over a controversial coal-fired power plant project in Kenya. “I was invited by the grassroots environment movement 350 Kenya, to produce feature stories highlighting the concerns of environmental activists about the Lamu coal power plant in Kenya. …

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Theories abound about the sources of Africa’s problems, writes Metolo Foyet, 21, a Commonwealth Correspondent from Cameroon now living in Niger, who argues that leadership is critical in the effort to nurture democracy on the continent. “One of the main causes of terrorism is poverty. The vulnerability of Africa’s porous borders should be tackled. Police …

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Africa’s aspirations for socio-economic transformation over the next 50 years are captured in Africa Agenda 2063. But how should these and other development goals be financed? Enitan Damilola Temidayo, 23, a Correspondent from Nigeria now studying in Moscow, explores some of the options he believes are available to the African continent.  According to Suzy Ross, “Transformation …

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Africa’s digital economy is booming—and it’s just getting started. By 2025, the continent’s digital economy is expected to grow to over $300 billion, riding on the wave of mobile access and other technologies. Commonwealth Correspondent Carole Nyemeck, 27, from Yaoundé in Cameroon, says taxing digital services and goods could bring in much-needed revenue, some of which …

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February 3, 2020, will go down as one of the most significant days in the history of Malawi, writes 28-year-old McLloyd Kudzingo, a Correspondent from Malawi. He argues that the landmark court decision on that day, which led to the nullification of the 2019 presidential election is proof of how much Malawi’s democracy has grown. …

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Too many Africans would rather die trying to migrate to Europe than to continue living in their homeland writes Bismark Akoto, 24 year old Correspondent from Accra, Ghana. He argues that unemployment in Africa is not the primary cause of migration and policy makers need to strengthen national institutions and democracy to address this crisis. …

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Joshua Ebin from Nigeria was one 16 finalists for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards. The 29-year-old is the co-founder of Jumela Ltd., an agro-technology venture that specializes in the production of plant-based compost for crop farmers in Nigeria. Jumela also tackles poor food waste management, pollution problems and low agricultural yield in Africa. Sola Abe, …

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