Youth tak­ing charge

African Independent - - OPINION -

IN THE North­ern Hemi­sphere, au­tumn has just be­gun and the EU is get­ting ready to cal­cu­late the toll of their sum­mer on the Mediter­ranean sea. The re­lent­less streams of refugees seem nev­erend­ing. While the war in Syria rages on, many young Africans might not be in a war but see their fu­ture at home so bleak that they’d rather leave every­one and ev­ery­thing to try their luck up north. In the Gam­bia, a group of young men have come up with a re­mark­able new ini­tia­tive. They have sur­vived the hard­ships in Libya and came home. Now they want to warn oth­ers. They want to em­power the youth to stay at home and earn an in­come. It is fab­u­lous news that they ap­peal to their pres­i­dent to help them. And maybe it is even bet­ter news that young Africans want to work on chang­ing the fu­ture of their coun­try.

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