Browsing: African youth

They say third time is a charm, we say 13 is our charm. This year marks exactly 13 years since the founding of Africa 24 Media, on 13 May, 2008. We launched with pomp and flair in the presence of international press and content creators in a Nairobi hotel. The promise was to make sure the narrative of Africa was changed through stories told by Africans. 

That resolve has carried us for a decade, taking us to 45+ African countries, and telling beautiful stories about the changing face of Africa. All the content we have documented has most probably passed your eyes at some point, and if you are totally new to us, is the place to familiarize yourself with how great Africa is. On this day, however, I would like to take time and honour the man whose dream and passion has driven us through murky waters

With almost 60 per cent of its people aged below 25 years, Africa is home to the world’s youngest population. This is an asset! It represents a huge workforce in waiting, one that must be nurtured and protected above and beyond. 

According to Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Global Chief Executive Officer (GCEO), AMREF Health Africa, now more than ever, youth are actively dismantling barriers to development and social justice through innovation and accountability in a way that only young people can. 

The challenges 

AMREF’s recently launched Health Africa Global Youth and Adolescent Strategy 2021...

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The African Union Development Agency NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) and the Ecobank Group have partnered in the 100,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Initiative.

This initiative is meant to help reposition MSME businesses on the continent, in order to rebuild and recover from the economic shock caused by Covid-19.

AUDA-NEPAD launched the 100,000 MSMEs Programme to accelerate African economic transformation, provide the needed skills, and build resilience against the economic shock triggered by the global pandemic.

Read: Redefining the health system in Africa after the pandemic

The ‘100 000 MSMEs’ initiative seeks to build the capacity of 1,000,000 enterprises in Africa through entrepreneurial and business training to improve access to finance and new markets while establishing networks for support and incubation to bolster their success.

“Across the globe, MSMEs are the biggest and the best engine of innovation, social transformation and economic development and growth. AUDA-NEPAD is deeply convinced that Africa …