Youths chastise African leaders.
African leaders are not doing enough to stop conflicts and crises in Africa, said two-thirds of the nearly 86,000 youths surveyed in a recent mobile-based poll conducted in nine African countries.
Using a messaging tool called U-Report, the short survey was sent to 1.4 million mobile users in Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Mali, Central African Republic, Senegal, Liberia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Guinea, from 18 May to 1 June 2016.
When asked why Africa is more prone to conflict than other regions, 56% of respondents believed that "politicians fighting for power" is the main reason while 19% said "inequality", 17% said "poverty" and 4% said "access to food and water".
What can leaders do to stop conflicts? Nearly a quarter of respondents (24%) said a "strong economy" was needed while 20% believe African countries should be more independent in their "foreign policy".
Fully 19% said investing in "good education" was key, while 14% suggested that they should "talk to each other", 10% said "talk to other country" and 9% said "security".
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|Title Annotation:||BEHIND THE SCENES|
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|Date:||Jul 1, 2016|
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