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The 77 Percent

The 77 Percent - The Magazine for Africa's youth

A returnee Ivorian migrant is warning others of the dangers of illegal migration. Meanwhile, young Africans who made it to Europe share their mismatched expectations.


Returnee migrants: Making a life in Ivory Coast
In 2016, Paul Gnadou tried to migrate to Europe. But he was arrested in Libya on the way and sent back to his home town, Abidjan, He now reaches out to other would-be young migrants, warning them of the harsh realities of the long journey ahead.

Street Dabate: The shattered dreams of African migrants
Many young Africans are hopeful of a bright future when they make the long journey to Europe. But reality often hits hard as they face unemployment, poor living conditions and pressure from family back home. We speak with young migrants in Sicily to find out if their decision to leave their home countries was worth it.

Homecoming Sudan: Sahar Arrayeh
Sahar Arrayeh grew up in the UK and studied in Saudi Arabia. She never felt a connection to her parents' home country Sudan — until an eye-opening visit that gave her an idea that would shape her future. Today, she is a Sudan-based fashion blogger, photographer and the head designer of the Nefisa Project.

Ghana's tractor girl
Agriculture is the main source of income for people in northern Ghana. Hikimatu Kediri is a radio presenter, farmer and northern Ghana's first licensed female tractor driver. She's encouraging other young women like her to enter the world of farming. 

Do you know how to detect breast cancer?
Early detection of breast cancer can save lives. But many women aren't sure what signs and symptoms to look out for. We asked women in Kenya if they know the right way to check themselves.

Fighting breast cancer in Togo
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found in women worldwide. In Togo, a medical student association has launched a breast cancer-awareness campaign teaching high school girls how to detect the disease in its early stages.


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