Across Africa, initiation rituals are meant to mark the important transition from boyhood to manhood. In South Africa, the initiation season results in the death of dozens of boys every year, and leaves hundreds more seriously injured.
France's former African colonies are celebrating 60 years of independence. But France's influence remains all pervasive and critics say it is time that Africans cut the umbilical cord and put an end to Françafrique.
77 percent of Africans are younger than 35. Those 77 percent can shape the continent's future. We join African youths as they share their stories, their dreams and their challenges. Come and join the debate!
Family planning, an issue that calls for discussion in countries with booming populations, is considered a taboo in many. DW Africa's 77 Percent took the subject to the streets of Kano in the north of Nigeria.
DW Director General Peter Limbourg sees many ways how the youth can change the continent for the better – African startups, African initiatives and African ideas.
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