Young Women

Young Women Breaking Into The Male-Dominated ICT World | The Youth Cafe

Young Women Breaking Into The Male-Dominated ICT World | The Youth Cafe

One of Africa’s leading tech start-up spreads its wings

BY KWAMBOKA OYARO

It was a bright morning in March 2010, when a group of tech-savvy youths converged at a small hall in Nairobi to discuss innovation and technology. Four young women exchanged phone numbers, clearly excited by plans they shared that would put some of the novel ideas they discussed to good use.

It’s Time For Young People To Get Political | The Youth Cafe

It’s Time For Young People To Get Political | The Youth Cafe

Zambia’s youngest mayor urges youth to get active in politics

BY MWIKA SIMBEYE

For many young people in Africa, a university degree opens the door to a decent job and a comfortable life. At university, however, not every student will focus on their studies; some often lose concentration as they enjoy a new-found freedom from what they perceive as the overbearing influence of parents or guardians.

Young African Women Turn To Coding | The Youth Cafe

Young African Women Turn To Coding | The Youth Cafe

Training more female techies could help close the gender gap in computing

BY FATIMATOU SENE

At Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Angela Koranteng was an accomplished student with a special dream. At a time when few women were breaking the gender barrier in male dominated studies, Ms. Koranteng had her heart set on health sciences—but instead of treating patients, she wanted to be an engineer and build hospitals.