- June 9, 2016
- Posted by: ABO Capital
- Category: Publications by Zandre Campos
They say that youth is wasted on the young. But that’s not true in Angola. Today, young people constitute the majority of the population, about 70%. They really are the future of the country.
Angola’s current millennial generation faces a different situation from that of young people in 2002, when the civil war ended. The generation who lived through the war was shaped by insecurity and uncertainty. The war caused long-term disruptions to the social systems and infrastructure that typically supported youth. Young people at the beginning of the century were eager to restart their lives and make up for the opportunities they missed, in education and employment.