- published: 19 Mar 2014
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In less than a week, South Africans will go to the polls in the country's fifth election since it's democracy in 1994. South Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world and it's been accepted that this election will be won by the youth vote. CNBC Africa invited youth representatives from the various political parties to discuss policies pertaining to young people of South Africa and joined by, Mawethu Rune, National Head of the ANCYL Organising Committee; Rori Tshabalala, Youth Forum Convenor for AGANG SA; Timothy Mngomezulu, Provincial Leader of COPE Youth; Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, National Spokesperson for the Economic Freedom Fighters and Bongani Baloyi, Mayor of Midvaal representing the DA.
In Africa, as in the rest of the world, women are largely underrepresented in the political arena. However 2011 and 2012 saw an unprecedented number of female presidential candidates vying for office. 2012 also ushered in the second female Head of State as well as a female Chairperson of the African Union Commission for the very first time. Furthermore, Rwanda ranks highest in the world in terms of female representation in Parliament with over 50% representation. Women Rising features President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and President Joyce Banda of Malawi amidst Boussaina Kamel, the very first female presidential aspirant of Egypt (2012), Honorable Rebecca Kadaga, first female Speaker of the House in Uganda's Parliament, Honorable Rabiaa Nejlaoui, youngest Member of Parliament in T...
Early results from municipal elections in South Africa showed the country's ruling party, the ANC, is suffering major losses. Whilst still leading the overall results, major setbacks have been reported, especially in urban areas. More News: http://www.dw.com/en/program/dw-news/s-3232-9798
Africa is one continent that has revealed enormous possibilities and prospects of growth and development, from a continent that was given bleak prospects it has evolved into the last frontier economic force in the globe. In this edition of the 'Economy and Politics' show Ottoabasi Abasiekong explores 5 key issues for African economies to consider, with a special feature of the analysis on the regions's phenomenal growth by Mr Bismark Rewane notable financial analyst in the continent. It is remarkable that Africa has become a key and strategic investment hub in the globe, but it is pertinent that it aligns initiatives, policies and programs that will reposition it at the competitive advantage, when engaging other regions.
Following the Garissa attacks in Kenya, the economic and political impact of terrorism on the continent is rife. For more perspective, CNBC Africa speaks to Anneli Botha, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies and Steve Killelea, the executive chairman of the Institute for Economics and Peace.
Africa is witnessing a growing trend of violence and bloodshed throughout the continent. Kidnapping, ethnic tensions and the merciless killings of civilians continue on a daily basis. The political instability in Africa has provided a pretext for some countries to deploy their forces in the black continent.