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OUR POSITION ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF GAMBIA

We have been following, with keen interest, the political developments in the Republic of Gambia, West Africa, since December 1, 2016 when the people voted freely to elect Adama Barrow as their new president. The outgoing president, Yahya Jammeh who conceded defeat and congratulated Mr. Barrow made a shocking volte face and vowed not to […]

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STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

The African Youth Initiative on Population, Health and Development joins young persons the world over in celebrating the annual International Youth Day. This year’s international youth day is aptly themed “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production” focuses on the leading role young people play in poverty eradication and achieving […]

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World Population Day – Press Statement

Today, 11th July 2016, African Youth Initiative on Population, Health and Development (AfrYPoD) joins the world to celebrate World Population Day, themed “Investing in Teenage Girls”. This presents an opportunity to celebrate significant strides by governments, non-government and Teenage Girl efforts of ordinary people breaking through cultural barriers and strongholds opposed to educating teenage girls […]

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Press Statement: ON NIGERIA’S ANTI-CORRUPTION EFFORTS

The anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has resulted into multiple arrests of some former public office holders in the country. Popular among these arrests is that of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd), who has been charged with misappropriation of funds meant for purchase of arms […]

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Press Statement: BURKINA FASO, WHAT NEXT?

Few days ago, news broke that soldiers from presidential guard gate-crashed into a cabinet meeting and sized the interim president and the Prime Minister. Events of the recent past suggest that the cabinet has been dissolved and a new leader appointed, just few weeks to the elections. We hereby express our deep concern over this […]

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