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Ignite Activists!

Ignite Activists!

On an annual basis, a team of volunteer youth activists from all over the African continent is assembled to drive the activities of our Youth Platform. Ignite Activists (also dubbed “Igniters”) are high powered and ambitious individuals who are motivated to voluntarily create social change within their communities and throughout the continent. As members of the premier social media platform on the “African Youth”, their main goal is to lead the expanding conversation on all matters concerning the young African!

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"African Role Models 2014" - RUTH AINE TINDYEBWA

"African Role Models 2014" - RUTH AINE TINDYEBWA

Ruth is a Ugandan freelance blogger. Originally a journalist by profession with a background of Broadcast Media, she started out in Radio as a news anchor, reporter and program producer. She has since become a freelance online journalist and youth activist. She runs a personal blog; IN DEPTH which is at  www.ruthaine.com . She was the first East and Southern and African recipient of the Heinz Kuhn Stiftung Journalism Award 2011 in over 13 years. She also featured as a One Young World Ambassador for Uganda for the year 2013. Ruth is a founding member of  Youth for Results  which is a youth initiative that is built along the management for results platform run by Africa Community of Practice [AfCop] a project run by the Africa Development Bank. She also serves as the Ugandan correspondent for Youth Hub Africa at www.youthhubafrica.org , an online forum that celebrates and equips African youth to be leaders and innovators. Watch Ruth's video here

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Africa and The World Cup

Africa and The World Cup

Kudakwashe Manjonjo Harare, Zimbabwe Africa and the 2014 World Cup: Are we good enough? The FIFA World Cup has again, as it does every four years, become the darling of the world. Let’s face it, the South Africa 2010 World Cup was amazing! The World’s eyeballs were squarely on Africa as they vetted if we would be able to host the world’s biggest sporting event; stadium quality, effectiveness of transport systems, and if there would be any electricity blackouts during a game. On all counts we proved them wrong, except on the pitch where we again failed to reach the semi-finals (Ghana-cough cough). In terms of football and anything in the world, it posed the question; do we compete on the world stage with the best?

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