Youth taking charge
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.