The 77 Percent

DEUTSCHE WELLE  |  Podcast , ±19 min episodes every 1 week, 1 day  | 
77 percent of Africans are younger than 35. But they are also the least represented demographic. It's time their voices are heard as they shape the future of Africa. We bring you hard-hitting reports, personal stories and lively discussion direct from the continent about the issues that matter most.

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The 77 Percent – Should voting be made compulsory?

Young people in The Gambia and Nigeria aren't showing up in large numbers to register to vote in presidential elections. And that development has left some people suggesting that voting should be made mandatory. Find out what the youth think in this week's edition of The 77 Percent.

The 77 Percent - Prevalence of substance abuse

On the 77 percent this week, we will hear why many youths in Zimbabwe have ventured into illicit and dangerous drugs such as crystal meth, scientifically known as methamphetamine. Observers blame the use of addictive substances on peer pressure, idleness, and unemployment. Join the debate!

The 77 Percent - Agriculture, the new trend among young people in Africa

There exist a network of more than 6000 young farmers in Zimbabwe who are connected through various digital platforms. They are motivating African youth who often find it difficult to secure jobs in their trained professions, to look towards agriculture. In this week’s 77 Percent show, we find out whether farming is the new trend that young Africans should aspire to copy?

The 77 Percent - Impact of Colonization

On the show this week, we are looking at colonization. What impact has colonialism had in Africa? We’ll hear from some young people in Namibia — a former German colony — and from Liberia, which is said to have never been colonized. Join the debate!

The 77 Percent - Standing up against violations towards women

This week on #The77Percent we are debating what women think and how they feel when issues affecting their lives are decided by men. We'll hear from some youth in The Gambia where an imam is advocating the decriminalization of female genital mutilation (FGM). And we’ll hear from Namibian musician EES and his new song campaigning against gender-based violence.

The 77 Percent - Young African women and makeup

On #The77Percent this week we look at why some women prefer to wear makeup and why some don’t. And we’ll also get to hear what the men think about makeup. Is it good or bad, does it affect your life or improve it? Tune in and join the debate from young people in Kenya and Liberia.

The 77 Percent -Popularity of beards among young Africans

On #The77Percent this week, we want to find out why young men in Africa are growing beards nowadays. Is it a harmless fashion statement, is something getting in the way of a close shave, or is there a connection between facial hair and radicalization? And, what do women think about this trend?

The 77 Percent — Education of African youths and career path

In this week's #The77Percent Show, we look at how education is impacting the career choices of young Africans. Do you think that with the coronavirus pandemic your job security might be affected because of your educational background? Listen to this interesting debate from young people in Zimbabwe

The 77 Percent - Sexual Health

On the 77 percent this week, we take our debate to Malawi and Cameroon, where young people discuss how they are dealing with sexual health matters. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a huge strain on health facilities, where the youth get better access to sexual and reproductive health services. How are you taking care of your sexual health? Join the debate!

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