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Maganga Tafadzwa

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Year of Publication: 2020

Tafadzwa, Maganga, Youth Demonstrations and their Impact on Political Change in and Development in Africa, Conflict Trends, Vol. 2020, no. 2, 2020

The author notes that almost 60 per cent of Africa's population was under 25 by 2019 and that they are deeply discontented due to unemployment and a sense of marginalization, and  often very critical of governments. They are therefore prominent in political protests.  This article examines both the causes and successes of these demonstrations since the Arab Spring of 2010, as well as drawing lessons from the movement in Sudan in 2019.