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African Youth News: 30 July
This week, Cecil the lion was killed in Zimbabwe by an American tourist and in response to this the global online community is in an uproar. The tourist himself has been vilified for his acts and there are countless calls for justice. None of this discussion however has made mention of a simple fact: Cecil is not the first Africa treasure to be used by a wealthy non-African for their own gain. African history is nothing if not an ongoing story of the appropriation of our resources for the wealth and enjoyment of non-Africans. Most troubling is that we have created a system that not only allows this, but encourages it. The tourist, like many others, paid for a permit to hunt lions. This kind of tourism only serves to perpetuate the idea that as long as you have money, you can do what you want with our resources. Our outrage shouldn’t be with foreigners, it should be with ourselves for allowing such practices to continue. The African Renaissance needs to be wholistic and ensure that we do not overlook our long-term independence, in favour of our short-term wealth.
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The Zambia YMCA is actively involved in sexual and reproductive health rights advocacy in the region which includes awareness raising about child marriage and high risk…
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Communique special du conseil national des ucjg du Cameroun
La maléfique secte Boko Haram vient une fois de plus, d’agresser notre pays, par deux attentats suicide successivement à Fotokol et à Maroua dans l’extrême nord de notre pays…
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