Africa’s population is the youngest on any other continent. Six in 10 Africans are under 30.
Ironically, Africa is the continent with the oldest of state leaders. About half of the 54 countries have leaders who are above 60 years, with Paul Biya of Cameroun being the oldest at 86.
These day-and-night contrast between African peoples and their leaders has predictably led to isolated cases of clashes. These generational clashes are a result of the difference in outlooks on life.
The social media and IT-savvy young generation have somewhat unlimited access to information from all across the world. They are learning how their countries are comparatively lagging behind.
When these young people want to channel their frustration aimed at the government, they usually find a voice in a few charismatic men and women who lead the charge.
These are five of such young powerful African voices taking the fight to their governments.