Decline in Youth Participation Bad for Local Democracy

Youth participation in electoral processes is low yet they are the largest demographic most affected by democratic processes. Image by Unsplash


BY THE EDITORIAL TEAM | @The_CBNews | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | APR 10, 2022

Any country’s social and political terrain is defined and determined by the youths, more so in the case of Zimbabwe where youths constitute the majority of the voting population.

Public Conversations Must Engage Local Voices

Marginalization of public conversations around local issues on Twitter threatens local democracy. Image by The Economic Times


BY DIVINE DUBE | @village_scribe | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | OCT 29, 2021

If you feel drained by too much attention on national issues at the expense of local, more pressing ones, you’re not alone. The absence of local perspectives and the relegation of local voices from the public conversation has the potential of leaving our local democracy in tatters.

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