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African Youth News: 22 January 2015
It has now been a couple of weeks since the attacks in both Paris and Nigeria and as you may have noticed, we are leading with the same statement by the AAYMCA General Secretary that we posted, and distributed throughout social media, last week. While there has been an increase in media stories about Baga, most of that discussion tends to focus on why there was a public outcry in Paris but not Nigeria. Talking about the comparison is necessary, but it is vital that we do not get distracted from what the focus of our action should be. Africans must stand together in outrage against terrorists within our own borders. Without unity and a visible and determined public backlash, extremist causes will continue to dominate the lives of Africans everywhere.
Yes I am Charlie, but profoundly BAGA!
I am Baga. I am an African. And it concerns me – all of this madness and mayhem. I am Charlie second to being Baga. Yet the eyes of the world are so focused on the Charlie Hebdo terrorism…
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Change – bit by bit
My name is Debra Moyo. I am a 17 year old girl and a proud member of the YMCA Y-club at Entumbane High School in Zimbabwe. The YMCA has been a great positive influence
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