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The evolution of YAGA



The long anticipation is over YAGA IS Back bigger and better with many new changes. Young and Gifted Africans (YAGA) is a youth-led non-governmental organization with a mission to empower and celebrate the excellence, creativity, and innovation of young Africans. Through our multifaceted approach encompassing education, sports, entertainment, and community outreach, we aim to create a platform that elevates the potential of African youth.

Objectives of YAGA was always aimed at
1. Promoting African excellence

2.Empowering through education

3. Pan-African outreach community engagement

Mission Statement:
Dedicated to promoting and celebrating the achievements and contributions of young Africans across various fields. We aim to empower young people to reach their full potential while making a positive impact on society.

Vision Statement:
To create a platform that highlights the excellence, creativity, and innovation of young Africans and to foster a culture of philanthropy and education through sports, entertainment and entrepreneurship.

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Senegal’s New Leader: Bassirou Diomaye Faye Ushers in Era of Change



Senegal’s political landscape has shifted dramatically with the unexpected yet decisive victory of Bassirou Diomaye Faye in the recent presidential election. Mr. Faye, a former tax inspector and relative newcomer to national politics, has pledged to usher in a new era of transparency, economic empowerment, and focus on youth.

From Taxman to Top Job: At the age of 44 years , rose to prominence as a close ally of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was barred from running due to a prior conviction. Despite his lack of national name recognition, his clean image and association with Sonko’s anti-establishment movement resonated with voters yearning for change.

Promises of Reform: His campaign centered on tackling corruption, a persistent issue in Senegal. He has vowed to improve transparency in government spending and fight for a fairer share of Senegal’s natural resources for the benefit of its citizens. Additionally, he aims to renegotiate oil and gas contracts and introduce a new currency – potentially a bold move towards greater economic independence.

Focus on Youth: At his youthful age and focus on empowering young people stand in stark contrast to the previous generation of leaders who have dominated Senegalese politics. With over 60% of the population under 25, his promises to create jobs and address the root causes of dangerous migration journeys resonate deeply.

Challenges Ahead: His inexperience and the lack of a strong political party behind him present significant challenges. He will need to build a strong cabinet and navigate the complexities of Senegalese politics to deliver on his ambitious promises. Additionally, the global economic climate and ongoing regional issues add to the complexity of his task.

Senegal at a Crossroads:
Mr Faye’s victory marks a turning point for Senegal. Whether he can deliver on his promises and usher in a new era of prosperity and opportunity for young Senegalese remains to be seen. His success will be closely watched not only within Senegal, but across Africa, as many nations grapple with similar issues of corruption, youth unemployment, and a desire for change.

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