Politics

It's Anti-Racism Week in South Africa - are we any closer to ending it?

OYW Ambassador Shakira Choonara: "Over twenty years later, why are we accepting clear and evident discrimination?"

Meet one of Brunei's youngest parliamentarians

7 years ago at the OYW Summit in Zurich, Iswandy Ahmad won a standing ovation for his speech on raising awareness of HIV & AIDS. Today he is a member of the Legi...read more

Why you must listen to Global GoalsCast's new episode

Global GoalsCast's latest episode examines trust, which is, "the dark matter" of society, invisible yet essential to accomplishing great, coordinated change - of cou...read more

Zuma steps down: 12 voices on the ground

After a tumultuous week in South African politics that has seen former President Jacob Zuma resign and Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as his replacement, the country is at a new cro...read more

Lula’s corruption conviction upheld - meet the rising stars of Brazilian politics

OYW Ambassador Renan Ferreirinha Carneiro can barely contain his excitement over what 2018 holds in store for Brazil.

Iran protests: Why they are an outrage at neoliberalism

An OYW Ambassador in Iran writes anonymously on what the root causes of the protests really are. 

Dawn of a new-era or poisoned chalice?

Kasgisho Masae assesses whether Cyril Ramaphosa's election marks a turning point in South Africa's history.

Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh asks whether apartheid was really defeated

Published in The Economist: A young South African laments his country's grotesque—and growing—inequality.

 

Bringing back our beloved Yemen

OYW Ambassador Mohammed Gaber shares his fears and hopes for his family, friends and fellow Yemenis as their country is torn by an escalating conflict.

What's next for South Africa? 3 takeaways from the ANC National Conference

Africa’s oldest liberation movement has had the most contentious national conference in recent years. What does this mean for young people in South Africa? Nkululeko Tsel...read more