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 - 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!

The 77 Percent: Ghana's teenage girls and social media

What do the majority of Ghanaian teenage girls do on social media platforms? Listen to this week's #77Percent debate to find out. What's more, they also disclose where they get internet data if their parents decline their requests. #GirlZOffMute #DWAfrica

The 77 Percent - Traditional vs Modern lifestyles

In this week’s edition of #The77Percent, we will hear from the youth in Guinea who are against old customs and others in Kenya who are balancing ancient traditions with a new lifestyle. Should we scrap old traditions and customs and adapt to the modern way of life? Join the debate!

The 77 Percent - Freedom of speech on social media

Social media has provided an opportunity for the youth to express themselves freely, but this freedom can be abused. On #the77percent this week we hear from the youth in Ghana and Uganda debating on how they use social media and what should happen when free speech is taken advantage of. Join the debate!

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