While African youths have always been very visible and vocal in their pursuit of political change, they have largely failed to integrate into the party politics that currently dominate the continent. This problem is aggravated by a gerontic political class, that lacks the motivation to address the challenges of the future. Additionally, legal dispositions pose obstacles to the political participation of young people in many African countries. The resulting underrepresentation has caused distrust and non-involvement in politics that constitutes an additional threat for future developments on the continent. It is important for Africa to allow its youth to help shape their own destiny and political integration would be an important step in that direction.
Übergeordnetes Werk / Enthalten in
Band / Heft
2017, 21, S. 28-36