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Youthquake in the Horn: UNSCR 2250 and Youth, Peace & Security

This issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin explores Youth, Peace & Security in the Horn of Africa. A panoramic overview of political instability and activism across the globe reveals a phase of youth activism that is exerting an outsized impact and presenting policy makers with novel and complex challenges. Youth have been in the forefront in recent anti-government protests in Ethiopia, Eritrea and Sudan. In 2016 and 2017, youth agency in the political sphere had become so pronounced that the term ‘youthquake’ was picked by Oxford Dictionaries as the word of the year for 2017.

 

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