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50 Years of Independence: The Appraisal.

In 2010 many africannations will celebrate their 50th independence anniversary. That is considered as a Jubilee. After a half century of independence, poverty, development, Democracy and human rights are still major issues in most of African nations. Most of them remain the poorest nations in the world. After independences, to come from poverty and make development a reality many years have been spent applying economic policies (especially from Breton Woods Institutions), billions of dollars of aid have been spent and still poverty have not reduced significantly. What went wrong? And what can be done in order to reverse the situation?



Leadership is the key issue. There was a failure of leadership. After independences many African countries stepped into military regimes. These regimes were dictatorship regimes and led with one gaol: rule by oppression and not be accountable to the people. That was an irony. People fought for freedom from colonialism and they got it, they in turn were op…

The youth and the employment situation in Togo.

Since 1993, when Togo got into the democracy process, the economic and the social
conditions were affected by the political crisis that emerged from the lack of democracy
and respect of human rights by the Togolese authorities. The young people
unemployment is one of the major problems that the country is facing. They seem left to
themselves. Most of them who are University graduates have to ride Taxi Motorcycles
Called “ZEMIDJAN” (in the local language) to survive. What are the causes of the
problem? And how can they be tackled? These are few questions we shall try to answer
in this small article.

The causes of young people unemployment in Togo.

Six major causes can be highlighted. These are:

1-Corruption
This a major cause that is blocking the government to create more jobs for the young people. The financial resources allocated to cope with unemployment are misused. They are used for personal expenses.

2-Lack of efficient employment policy.
Since Togo got into democracy process, the country got…