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Nigerian youth torch three police stations

– – Nigerian youth on Wednesday torched three police stations in the south-eastern state of Anambra as they protest against the killing of a taxi motorcyclist. The youth allege that the taxi motorcyclist was killed by the police. The victim, Ebere Nwogba, according to local media died on Tuesday night after he was reportedly arrested for operating his motorbike during curfew hours. Policemen reportedly fired shots to disperse a crowd of onlookers during the incident. A resident told the media one of the shots hit the victim in the stomach,…

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SFAN to hold 6th breakfast meeting on financial intelligence

SFAN is hosting the sixth edition of the millennial-focused SFAN Business Breakfast Meeting on December 7 at Stanbic Bank Incubator Accra. SFAN Breakfast Meeting, previously known as Future Executives Business Breakfast Meeting, was established to provide a space for millennial entrepreneurs and young professionals to spark meaningful conversations with like-minded individuals in an unprecedented setting at non-prohibitive costs. In five EPIC meetings, the breakfast has seen more than 400 guests gather to share pertinent business insights, with 15 unique business opportunities presented. SFAN Breakfast has become the go-to event for…

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SFAN launches career coaching program for young people

SFAN (Stars From All Nations) has launched the second edition of Readyforwork Career Coaching Program to help young people acquire the skills and industry connections necessary to gain employment and launch their careers. Readyforwork is 6 weeks talent accelerator program that offers personalized education and coach support to learners. The company started the pilot of the program through an in-person session held in the month of September 2018. Some participants in that edition gained jobs immediately after their training. For this edition, they shall focus on job readiness skills that…

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Kagame meets young Rwandans to plan for next 25 years

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has met over 3000 young Rwandans as part of his “Meet the President” series. Wednesday’s meeting took place at the Rusororo based Intare Conference Arena and was also broadcast to thoe not able to be at the Arena. The gathering was aimed at providing the opportunity for Kagamae to engage with the young generation on the national aspirations for the next 25 years. Inspired by the country’s Vision 2050, Kagame encouraged the youth to be self-driven to consolidate the gains the country has made over…

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DR Congo unrest: Catholic church backs protests

The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo has thrown its weight behind protests against President Joseph Kabila extending his rule. It called on people to peacefully oppose his move to delay presidential elections until a census is held. At least 11 people have so far been been killed in the protests. It is the worst unrest in the capital, Kinshasa, since the riots which broke out after Mr Kabila won a second term in disputed elections in 2011. Mr Kabila, who first took power in 2001 following the…

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“People shouldn’t be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people”

By Jennifer Fierberg In a recent four day trip to Washington DC, meetings and interviews filled my schedule during the US African Leader Summit. Fifty heads of state from Africa descended upon DC to discuss topics of growth, infrastructure, food security, trade and various other political topics. President Obama made it clear that there would be no private meetings between himself and any of these dignitaries. President Obama did make the following statement in regards to the event: “I do not see the countries and peoples of Africa as a…

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RWANDA: Harassed to harass in the name of dignity ‘’Young people as a tool to sustain oppression’’

APRIL 19, 2013 12:16 PM The Rwandan government and security services are forcibly using young people to participating in activities that aim to promote its image and control its people. Due to the nature of those activities and training provided in order to develop necessary skills and knowledge to implement them, young people suffers various levels of physical and psychological health issues which have led to attempt to commit suicide, committing suicide or leaving Rwanda to seek asylum abroad. Activities that young people are obliged to attend include military training,…

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