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Whether they are campaigning for free press in Zimbabwe, helping provide clean water in India, or offering free music lessons to underprivileged kids in the UK, young people all over the world are making a difference. Deutsche Welle's weekly podcast series Generation Change shares their stories.

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Whether they are campaigning for free press in Zimbabwe, helping provide clean water in India, or offering free music lessons to underprivileged kids in the UK, young people all over the world are making a difference. Deutsche Welle's weekly podcast series Generation Change shares their stories.
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2017-12-26 16:30
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26.12.2017

Pulse: Best of 2017

As we wrap up 2017 Pulse takes a look back at some of our favorite stories this year. First to Uganda where we meet a group of young talented dancers who are physically challenged. A young Ghanaian cook brings African cuisine to London. And put your be...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
20.12.2017

Pulse: Running to a brighter future

This week on Pulse, a novel campaign drive in Ghana is helping fight extremism. We hit the training track with some of Kenya's top athletes of the future. And, we can finally let you in on a little secret. All that and more on this edition of Pulse wit...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
20.12.2017

Pulse: Breakdance Jam educates and empowers young people

Breakdance is a style of acrobatic dance originating in the mid-1970s, often performed to rap music usually by youth in the streets, and characterized by intricate footwork, spinning, headstands, tumbling, and elaborate movements. In Uganda, the 'Break...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
13.12.2017

Pulse: Accepting young people with albinism in Kenya

In Tanzania and some other African countries, people with albinism are still being hunted down and killed for their body parts. But just across the border in neighbouring Kenya, the situation for people living with the same condition is completely diff...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
13.12.2017

Pulse: Breakdancing breaks down stereotypes in Africa

This week on Pulse, breakdancing is more than just dance for a group of young people in Uganda. We meet African-German rapper, BTNG. And, two men in Nairobi are breaking down stereotypes for people with albinism. All that and more on this jam-packed ed...
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6.12.2017

Pulse: Fighting HIV means fighting stigma

Fighting HIV means fighting stigma — we meet some young people in Uganda living with the virus doing just that. And, forget "Bend it like Beckham" — a group of girls and young women in Kenya are using football to become empowered. All that and more on ...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
6.12.2017

Pulse: Living with HIV in Uganda

HIV/AIDS remains one of the world's most significant public health challenges. Africa accounts for almost two-thirds of all new infections. Stigma and discrimination remain barriers to having a HIV-free generation. To commemorate World AIDS day, Frank ...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
6.12.2017

Pulse: Empowering girls through football in Kenya

Disadvantaged women and girls from rural areas on the Kenyan Coast are being empowered through soccer as a tool to change their lives. The community-based organization 'Moving the Goalposts' is behind the initiative. MTG is all about bringing girls tog...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
28.11.2017

Pulse:Expectations of young Zimbabweans

It’s a new dawn in Zimbabwe, many especially the young people are now hopeful for a better future after Emmerson Mnangagwa took over the presidency, bringing to an end Robert Mugabe’s rule. But even before the dust settles, the new government has decla...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
28.11.2017

Young Zimbabweans hope for a better future

On Pulse, this week: What young Zimbabwean think of Emmerson Mnangagwa presidency. Are many of Africa’s problems associated with bad leadership? And in Senegal, a group of women bring electricity to remote villages.
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28.11.2017

Pulse:Are many of Africa’s problems due to bad governance?

Many of Africa’s problems are associated with bad governance. But one organisation, Clean Africa is trying to bring a change. For the past few years, its been organizing debates on Good Governance in various universities here in Germany so that the par...
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22.11.2017

Pulse: Believe in yourself

On Pulse this week, we meet Sarah Letio from Uganda also known as the queen of shea butter, young men and women in northern Ghana venture into modelling despite it being regarded as taboo and some of the reactions on social media after Zimbabwe's Presi...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
21.11.2017

Pulse: Ghana wannabe models in the north

In Ghana the fashion industry is growing, and more and more models from the north of the country are trying to break into the business. The community there is predominantly Muslim and so choosing to be a model is regarded as taboo. But because of the p...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
21.11.2017

Pulse: Uganda's Shea Butter Queen

Due to high unemployment among young people in Uganda, 27 year old Sandra Letio has lived by the old English adage of when the going gets tough the tough get going. After continuous frustrations and stress because she failed to get a job, Sandra decide...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
14.11.2017

Pulse: Youth rise to fight global challenges

In Pulse this week, Uganda urges its youth to go back to the earth and embrace agriculture. African youth at the climate conference COP23 in Bonn fight for climate action. And Germany's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy hosts a kind of speed dati...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
14.11.2017

Pulse: Speed dating for African start-ups

Many young Africans have lots of creativity, zeal and great business ideas. Germany on the other hand has lots of money. So Germany's Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy decided to bring both sides together. The ministry hosted the first Start-up-...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
8.11.2017

Pulse: Let's talk about sex

We take a look at the taboo topic of sex. Get on the phone to a sex education hotline. Try to debunk some of the myths surrounding menstruation. And…'too posh to push’ - we find out why women in Uganda are opting for caesarean deliveries when their bab...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
8.11.2017

Ring, ring: Sex education call center in Senegal

In Senegal, sex remains a largely taboo subject – but it’s now possible to get accurate medical advice, anonymously and without judgment over the phone. Callers can get informed answers to questions about contraception, sexuality, pregnancy or sexually...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
1.11.2017

Pulse: Go-go music and inclusive dancing

On this week's pulse, we take a look at the aftermath of Kenya’s election re-run after opposition leader Raila Odinga called it a sham, disability is not inability as we meet a British woman based in Uganda who is helping inspire disabled persons throu...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
1.11.2017

Pulse: Kenya elections re-run - opposition leader Raila Odinga calls it a sham

DW's Chrispin Mwakideu takes a look at the aftermath of Kenya’s election re-run after opposition leader Raila Odinga refuses to recognise President Uhuru Kenyatta as winner.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
1.11.2017

Pulse - taking the pulse of youth culture

Twenty jam-packed minutes of fun, mind-stimulating information and music: Each week, Pulse brings you the latest in youth culture from around the world.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
1.11.2017

Pulse: Go-go music - African origin funk music lives on in Washington DC

Popular Go-go funk music remains alive in Washington DC as one band prepares to take their music back to its origins in Africa.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
1.11.2017

Pulse: Inclusive dance Uganda - dasability is not inability

Disability is not inability; we meet a Ugandan based British woman who is helping inspire disabled persons through music and dance.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
24.10.2017

Pulse: Awareness creation and innovation

On this week's Pulse, we meet a young German based Ghanaian actress touring the world addressing social issues facing Europe and Africa, a young student at Makerere University in Uganda is making a positive impact in his community using a mobile app an...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
24.10.2017

Pulse: German based Ghanaian theater performer tours the world.

Gifty Wiafe is in Ghana, doing a theater performance as part of her world tour dubbed “It’s in the Blood”. She is addressing issues facing contemporary Germany and Ghana as well as other parts of the world.
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24.10.2017

Pulse: AgroDuuka app - connecting farmers to customers

23 year old Bazil Mwota, a Makerere University student, is making a positive impact on his community through the agroduuka app. This app will be an avenue to connect buyers to producers without the need for third parties.
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18.10.2017

Pulse: Ghanaian Chef in London makes African food trendy

It’s official, African food is one of the hottest new food trends in London at the moment. Thanks to young cooks like Zoe Adjonyoh whose dad is Ghanaian father and the Mother Irish. Zoe runs a restaurant in Brixton and has just published a cookbook, en...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
17.10.2017

Pulse: Refugees, African cuisine, Aftermath

What does the future hold for young South Sudanese refugees in Uganda? A young Ghanian-Irish cook brings African Cuisine to London and her customers cannot get enough of it and the Queen of everything Beyonce goes bilingual on a new remix of Mi-Gente, ...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.10.2017

Pulse: Youth and Lifestyle

On this week's Pulse we’ll look at some of the consequences of online hacking in Uganda, what the youth in Liberia hope for in the country's presidential elections and a summit in London is scheduled to address the issue of menstruation particularly in...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.10.2017

Pulse: Period campaigner in London

"Period poverty" not only affects girls and women in developing countries but also those in the UK. It is when a woman doesn't have enough money to afford adequate sanitary protection for her monthly period. Campaigners in the UK are gearing up for a p...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
10.10.2017

Pulse: Consequences of hacking in Uganda

In Uganda, celebrities use various social media platforms to expand their fan base and conduct business. But now, the social media dream has turned sour because the rich and famous have been suffering from a spate of account hacking. Local celebrities ...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
6.10.2017

Pulse: Youth standing in the gap

In Pulse this week, a team of volunteers in Ghana have embarked on a reading clinic encouraging children to read aloud. The young members of the Rohingya community in Pakistan are a ticking time bomb waiting to explode as their people face trouble in M...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
4.10.2017

Pulse: Youth standing in the gap

In Pulse this week, a team of volunteers in Ghana have embarked on a reading clinic encouraging children to read aloud. The young members of the Rohingya community in Pakistan are a ticking time bomb waiting to explode as their people face trouble in M...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
4.10.2017

Pulse: Rohingya families in Pakistan

The recent wave of violence in Myanmar reminds the Pakistani Rohingya community of the reasons they left their homelands back in the sixties. Now younger generations, born in Pakistan, are angry about what is happening to Rohingyas in Myanmar. Our corr...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
4.10.2017

Pulse: Reading aloud in Ghana

This year to mark "Founders Day" on September 21st a team of volunteers embarked on a reading clinic and book drive event in Tamale, Ghana.  The League of Young Female Leaders gathered a group of volunteers who read aloud to children, and got them disc...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
26.09.2017

Pulse: Mentorship and Change

In this week's Pulse, Mentorship clubs are being formed in schools, in rural Ghana, to help young girls boost their confidence. A closer look at microchip implants in Sweden and DW's Wanjiku Mwaura tells us about her trip to eastern Germany and her imp...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
26.09.2017

Pulse: Mentorship in schools in rural Ghana

Many young girls living in rural communities in Ghana appear to have low confidence in themselves. In academia for instance, educationists say lack of self-esteem amongst girls has affected their performance. To break this cycle, Portia Derry and Angel...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
19.09.2017

Pulse:Sydney Film Festival 2017

The touring arm of the Sydney Film Festival has just concluded the screening of nine films that showcase the best of Australian and international movies in some selected 19 regions. This year, the films screened include the multi Award-winning movie Al...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
19.09.2017

Pulse: HIV cases on the rise in Chile especially among the young people

As HIV cases continue to reduce in most parts of the world, in Chile the infection rate has increased especially among the young people. According to the government figures, there are about 65,000 people living with HIV in the country, with 41,000 alre...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
19.09.2017

Pulse:Risks of being a young female blogger and activist in DRC

Today on Pulse, we focus on Chile which is battling with high HIV cases especially among the young people, we get to hear from Passy Mubalama on risks and challenges of being a young female blogger and activist in DRC, also you will get to know about t...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
12.09.2017

Pulse: Child marriage, war and Brexit

Pulse this week takes us to Ghana where one out five girls is married off before she reaches 18, we hear from an Oxford University student what young people make of Brexit and can rock 'n' roll ease the tension in the Korean Peninsula? These stories pl...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
5.09.2017

Pulse: Hope in the midst of misery

This week on Pulse; The Sierra Leonean community in London pays tribute to the mudslide victims of Freetown. In Kenya, political rivals Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta differ on the repeat of presidential election, and does poverty have a col...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
29.08.2017

Pulse: The hustle and bustle of life

In this week's edition of Pulse we take a look at African pop artists who are going abroad to make their music videos, the hard life of beach hawkers on the mediterranean islands, and we’ll get to hear from a Ugandan journalist who fled his country 8 y...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
29.08.2017

Ugandan journalist in exile

For the media in Africa restrictions range from subtle forms of censorship to imprisonment for journalists just doing their jobs. We meet Moses Okile Ebokorait, a journalist who fled his home country 8 years ago. He had to leave Uganda, because he saw ...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
29.08.2017

African artists making music videos abroad

In today's world, image is everything. This has led to a major transformation in the African music industry with the artists not only investing heavily in top quality audio but also videos. Although some of them travel as far the US to shoot their vide...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
23.08.2017

Go with your gut: Healthy food craze hits Cape Town, South Africa

There’s almost no corner you can turn in South Africa's most famous city, Cape Town, without bumping into beautiful people with toned bodies. Our reporter, Kerstin Welter, met a passionate entrepreneur, who not only owes his life to fermented foods but...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
23.08.2017

India: Girls in one of the world’s biggest slums code and build smartphone apps

In India, relatively few women work in the sciences or engineering. And there certainly aren’t many who have grown up in the slums who get into those fields. But, one man in Mumbai is trying to change that.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
22.08.2017

Pulse: Follow your gut, you never know where it might take you

This week on Pulse, we follow our gut in South Africa and get cravings for fermented foods. Girls in one of the world’s biggest slums are coding and building smartphone apps. We meet a German rapper who’s just returned from Africa, plus lots, lots more...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
16.08.2017

Pulse: Will the next Albert Einstein come from Africa?

This week on the show, could Africa be harboring the next Albert Einstein? Lesbians in Pakistan are being silenced, often with tragic results. And, did Kenya's youth vote swing the election? All that and more coming up on this jam-packed edition of Pul...
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author
8.08.2017

Pulse: Taking the pulse of youth culture

Twenty jam-packed minutes of fun, mind-stimulating information and music. Listen to Pulse every Wednesday as audio on demand.
DW.COM | Deutsche Welle author