9 Oct 2021
While the coronavirus pandemic has had a "significant" impact on children and adolescents' mental health, it is "just the tip of the iceberg," says UNICEF.
3 Oct 2021
In Finland’s eastern village of Enonkoski, there are two young men for every young woman – a phenomenon that affects many rural areas in the Nordic country. A lack of jobs and colleges in smaller towns are pushing young women to move to bigger cities, while the men often stay behind in manual jobs. Many have had to get used to village life without women of their age around. Some authorities are now beginning to look for ways to draw female youth back.
29 Sep 2021
Young people's hopes of saving the planet from climate catastrophe are the subject of a large event in Milan at the moment. The Youth4Climate summit is aiming to summarise ideas from youngsters ahead of the COP26 summit next month. One of those attending is Neeshad Shafi from Doha, Qatar. He's already been named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy and is the co-founder of the Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar. He spoke to us for today’s Perspective.
28 Sep 2021
As the sun sets, seven young Taliban turn in a circle on the bank of the Arghandab River, singing and dancing in traditional Afghan style. The scene would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, when the hardline Islamist group were first in power and banned music outright. But these younger Taliban do listen to music -- even if most of it is religious.
4 Sep 2021
With gender-based violence on the rise in Uganda's capital Kampala, and public safety resources overstretched, a Ugandan startup has developed an inconspicuous device to call for help when in danger.
1 Sep 2021
Bolaji Balogun, a man who is determined never to stay idle. He goes back and forth every day trying his best at work like every man who wants to put food on the table and a roof over his head will do. This is the story of a hard-working young Lagosian pushing cart to make ends meet inside the popular spare-part Ladipo market in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.
5 Aug 2021
Social media users in Ghana are joining together under the hashtag #FixTheCountry to put pressure on the government. The movement has left cyberspace and taken to the streets.
17 Jul 2021
The financial crisis caused by the pandemic has left young graduates with limited job prospects. Experts say it could take years for the job market to make a full recovery.
21 Apr 2021
Fronted by 20-year-old Neola Pereira, the dancing flash mob swings into action, campaigning to save a threatened wildlife reserve -- part of a growing, youth-led environmental movement rattling Indian authorities.
1 Apr 2021
From a converted storeroom on the roof of his mother's Seoul apartment, Kim Min-kyo plays video games for up to 15 hours a day -- and makes a fortune from the thousands of fans watching him. Livestreamers, known as "Broadcast Jockeys" or BJs in South Korea, are hard-wired to the digital infrastructure of youth culture. They entertain for hours with an interactive mishmash of chat, gaming, dance, music, eating, getting drunk or even just sleeping. Top livestreamers enjoy subculture celebrity among teens and 20-somethings, who consider them more relatable than traditional media stars.
13 Mar 2021
The disability that accompanies him since birth never stopped Ibrahim Traore, a 21-year-old Ivorian legless football player, from playing hard in the field, channelling his idol, football Belgian international Romelu Lukaku. Ibrahim (or simply Lukaku, as his friends and teammates call him) could be seen competing in Bouake, a metropolis that was once the sanctuary of the Ivorian rebellion, on Sunday.
4 Feb 2021
School enrollment rate for young girls is improving in Côte d'Ivoire, however, teenage pregnancies remain a problem. School girls who become pregnant often have to stop school to care for their children.