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Is Senegal sending a message to young Africans?

April 2, 2024

Senegal swore in Bassirou Diomaye Faye on Tuesday. He becomes the youngest African president. Nigeria's Bola Tinubu is 72 and Ghana's Nana Akuffo-Addo is 80. But Africa's oldest leader is Cameroon's Paul Biya, aged 91. So, is Faye's victory a sign that Africa's youth are ready to lead? Listen to this interesting podcast.


Host: Mimi Mefo Takambou

Debate: Moki Edwin Kindzeka in Cameroon

Clip: Alex Gitta in Uganda

Producer: Jane Nyingi

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The 77 Percent Podcast

The 77 Percent — The Magazine for Africa's Youth

A weekly podcast for the 77% of Africans who are under 35 years of age. We're a generation of confident, dynamic young people who are shaping Africa's future. You can listen below — or on your favorite podcast platform.