Prepare African youth today to be leaders tomorrow: South Sudan official

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A 15-year-old boy, former child soldier, on his way to school in a South Sudan town. (file)
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If Africa’s young people are not supported in becoming the leaders of tomorrow, they will be “detractors” of those in power today.

That’s the opinion of Robert Ladu Luki, Chairperson of the National Land Commission in South Sudan.

He was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, recently for a UN-backed conference that looked at young people’s access to land.

Mr Ladu Luki spoke to Ernest Cho about his proposal to enshrine youth empowerment in national constitutions.

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