‘Dialogue, Not a Monologue’: Liberia, Africa Youths Yearning to be Heard

    By: Robtel Neajai Pailey, New Narratives Fellow   I watched in amazement as stately Cameroonian 30-something, Mamadou Kwidjim Toure, founder of pan-African youth movement “Africa 2.0”, slipped former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo a note on the elevated stage. Overhead, two wide-screen projectors magnified this exchange to an audience of over 200 at the recent Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance weekend in Dakar, Senegal. Obasanjo looked non-plussed. He finished his statement, opened the slip of paper, and said to the audience gruffly, “He has written me a note saying this…

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