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Zambia to host Africa Union Youth Day

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One United Africa Foundation has called for the need to promote and maintain peace especially among youths on the African continent. Foundation Initiator, Bimbo Daramola says youths are the most vulnerable as they are mostly used in violent activities.

Mr Daramola stated that there must be true and effective engagement in order to promote Pan Africanism among African states.

Speaking during a press briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Daramola advised that violence in Africa must be urgently addressed to allow Africans to embrace each other.

“If we don’t address violence now, we will see each other as enemies. There is need for people to people engagement if the solution to violence in Africa is to be achieved,” he noted.

He added. “It is not for nothing that people are visiting and wanting to settle in African countries, it is because of the potential of a united and peaceful Africa that attract them,” he said.

He further noted that the African continent currently is focusing more on economic empowerment which he said could not be achieved if violence in most African states is not addressed.

Initiator, One united Africa Congressman Bimbo Daramola, One Africa Organnising team Mwangala Sipumo,Member Aaron Mondoka and Author of the Book take me to kaunda Lloyd Mwiinga during the media briefing in preparation of celebrating African Union Youth Day which falls in 1st November, at Asmara hotel in Lusaka
Initiator, One united Africa Congressman Bimbo Daramola, One Africa Organnising team Mwangala Sipumo,Member Aaron Mondoka and Author of the Book take me to kaunda Lloyd Mwiinga during the media briefing in preparation of celebrating African Union Youth Day which falls in 1st November, at Asmara hotel in Lusaka

And Mr. Daramola stated that the Zambian youths and the country as a whole have shown a good example of a peaceful country.

“Everybody recognises that youths in Zambia shocked the world in the last general elections. No house was burnt while in most African countries it is war during elections. We feel that this is very significant and should be hailed,” he said.

Meanwhile, Zambia will for the first time host the Africa Union Youth Day on Monday, next week, November 1, 2021.

The event which will attract senior government officials, the African Union and other stakeholders will be held at University of Zambia under the theme “Taking Out the Barriers.”

Zambia represents the headquarters of the One United Africa in Southern Africa.

The organisation which is a Pan African Non-Governmental Organisation was formed in 2017 with the aim to among others foster peace and development on the African continent especially among the youths.

Initiator, One united Africa Congressman Bimbo Daramola flanked by his team showing book written on Africa during the media briefing in preparation of celebrating African Union Youth Day which falls in 1st November, at Asmara hotel in Lusaka
Initiator, One united Africa Congressman Bimbo Daramola flanked by his team showing book written on Africa during the media briefing in preparation of celebrating African Union Youth Day which falls in 1st November, at Asmara hotel in Lusaka

5 COMMENTS

  1. I hope the forum is targeted to help vulnerable, underprivileged and everyday youths through whom trouble, violence and abuse brings about the ugliness we see in our countries and that it will not be a forum for the people who already have it all.

  2. These grand projects @ continental level rarely work. Start with running individual African countries properly and whn u join them together u get an Africa that works. U can join any number of flat tyres but they cannot give u the performance of two inflated ones.

  3. Great concept but more importantly every international meeting that comes to Zambia also ultimately pumps dollars into the country’s economy. Zambia should effectively compete with South Africa, Kenya and now Rwanda where most regional meetings and conferences are held. The scenery is superb, the weather is nice, the people are good and the country is peaceful. Every ministerial speech read by Zambian dignitaries to welcome international visitors should Parrot this.

  4. The so called disgruntled or disgusting youth voted for upnd after being promised heaven on earth. Ask them how many of them are employed since upnd took over.

  5. These interactions are very important for the youth and I advise them to dig into the experience of our veteran politicians like Dr. Vernon Johnson Mwaanga who himself took leadership positions very early in his youth. It’ll be beneficial for the organizers to call on him. I also urge youths of various political Parties here to learn from the vast knowledge and experience of VJ. There’s a timebomb in RSA as the youth with little understanding have identified people from other countries as the cause of their problems. Youth unemployment is a serious problem in the region and there’s no need for youths anywhere to take the law into their own hands. Xenophobia is a serious indictment on how we’re mentoring our youth. VJ is still willing to serve especially in roles like this. I doubt if…

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