The 77 Percent

DEUTSCHE WELLE  |  Podcast , ±19 min episodes every 1 week, 2 days  | 
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 - Welcoming Afghan evacuees

On the 77 percent this week, we get to hear what the youth in Uganda think about their country taking in Afghan evacuees. Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to take in Afghan evacuees but countries like Namibia and South Africa have refused. Is it fair for a government to reject refugees? Join the debate!

The 77 Percent — Should Gambia relax its laws on abortion?

Women in The Gambia cannot have an abortion. The termination of a pregnancy is a controversial issue in the West African nation, where strong religious views and restrictive laws push many women to use unsafe methods. The Gambia reflects a broader trend across much of Africa. On this week’s edition of #The77Percent, we ask if Gambia’s abortion laws need to be relaxed?

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!

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