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Youth choir’s moving rendition of the South African national anthem


Powerful, vibrant, exuberant, and colourful – that’s who the Ndlovu Youth Choir are, and now they’ve done an incredible job with their version of the South African National Anthem.

According to Joburger, who posted the clip to his Facebook page, the group’s aim is to “unite the nation through song” and by the looks of it, they are going to be doing just that. The video has been viewed over 29,000 times, with many taking to the comments section to share how proud they are to be South African after seeing the choir in action. 

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“I’m in tears,that was inspiring. If only we could live this out as a united SA,all of us. That’s the dream, it would be wonderful. Well done,you guys are amazing!” said Kim Lana…

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Youth urged to uphold good Pan-African values | The New Times


Young members of the Rwandan chapter of Pan-African Movement have been urged to uphold good values as the basis to bring sustainable transformation to Rwanda and Africa in general.

This is one of key messages delivered on Sunday evening by various panelists consisting of elders.

The panelists included Senator Tito Rutaremara, Amb. Denis Polisi, Amb. Joseph Nsengimana, and legendary songstress Mariya Yohana.

They echoed the message while addressing over 100 youths from high schools and tertiary institutions, and graduates, among others, who gathered in Kigali for an event organised by the Pan-African youth commission of the Rwandan chapter.

Themed; “Pan African Youth Handshake”, the event aimed to give young Pan-Africanists an opportunity to create networks and interact with their elders to…

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SA’s Dr Choonara part of the African Union Youth Advisory Council


JOHANNESBURG – Eight young leaders from across the continent will form part of the inaugural African Union Youth Advisory Council.

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The group will drive and advocate youth development issues.

Among those selected is South Africa’s Doctor Shakira Choonara.

She’s been part of global platforms like One Young World, Emerging Voices for Global Health and most recently, she was an Obama Foundation Leader.

READ: Youth battling unemployment as SA marks Youth Day

Choonara said, “over 50% of the South African young population is unemployed right, in Africa, it’s close to 60 percent so it’s a top issue for us.”

“If I could speak from personal experience I think <the> government’s national research fund internship, I’m a…

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Training Youth Key to Growing African Agriculture – Food Tank


The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF) is providing education sponsorships, technology training, and mentorship for youth in agriculture, research, and entrepreneurship. CORAF’s programs for youth prepare for the quickly aging population of researchers in agriculture.

In West Africa, 63 percent of the population is under 25 years old. According to CORAF, this group also makes up 60 percent of the total unemployed. Yet CORAF sees youth unemployment as a great opportunity for agriculture, especially if youth feel empowered to become the engine for economic development. “We have a lot of youth with no access to jobs,” says Dr. Nieyidoube Lamien, Program Officer for CORAF’s West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program…

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Sir Hilary challenges Caribbean youth to push the region forward


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SIR HILARY BECKLES, Chairman, Caribbean Examinations Council

HAVING FOUGHt for things like Independence and the abolition of slavery, Caribbean people are exhausted and tired, which is the root cause of many of our social and economic problems.

While that theory is shared by some academics, Barbadian historian and scholar Sir Hilary Beckles disagrees and he wants the region’s young scholars to prove him right.

While addressing the gathering at the Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) presentation of awards for outstanding performances in the May/June 2018 examinations, Beckles, vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI),…

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Africa's children can achieve anything, Kagame to African youth



President Paul Kagame yesterday paid tribute to Mandela's legacy and reminded young people across the continent of their ability to transform the …
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