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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.

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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Episodes

Pulse: Best of 2017

12/26/2017
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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 best foot forward for Go-Go music in Washington. It's about to go on tour to Nigeria too.

Duration:00:19:57

Pulse: Breakdance Jam educates and empowers young people

12/20/2017
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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 'Breakfast Jam' has revived break dance styles to educate and empower young people by bringing them together through hip-hop to promote positive change.

Duration:00:05:03

Pulse: Running to a brighter future

12/20/2017
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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 with host Jessie Wingard.

Duration:00:19:57

Pulse: Accepting young people with albinism in Kenya

12/13/2017
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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 different. Eva de Vries visits two brave young business men with albinism in Nairobi.

Duration:00:09:52

Pulse: Breakdancing breaks down stereotypes in Africa

12/13/2017
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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 edition of Pulse with host Jessie Wingard.

Duration:00:19:57

Pulse: Fighting HIV means fighting stigma

12/6/2017
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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 this jam-packed edition of Pulse with host Jessie Wingard.

Duration:00:19:57

Pulse:Expectations of young Zimbabweans

11/28/2017
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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 declared Mugabe’s birthday to be a public holiday.From Harare DW's Privilege Musvanhiri starts by telling me what he makes of that announcement

Duration:00:05:03

Pulse:Young Zimbabweans hope for a better future

11/28/2017
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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.

Duration:00:19:57

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

11/28/2017
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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 participants can get a clear picture of the continent. Jane Ayeko, who volunteers for the organisation, with the details from Stuttgart.

Duration:00:05:16

Pulse: Believe in yourself

11/22/2017
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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 President Robert Mugabe steps down.

Duration:00:19:56

Pulse: Ghana wannabe models in the north

11/21/2017
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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 promise of money and stardom, it's not holding the young people back.

Duration:00:06:51

Pulse: Youth rise to fight global challenges

11/14/2017
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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 dating for African start-ups. All that right here on Pulse with host Eunice Wanjiru.

Duration:00:19:57

Pulse: Speed dating for African start-ups

11/14/2017
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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-Night! Africa. A kind of speed dating for businesses.

Duration:00:04:18

Pulse: Let's talk about sex

11/8/2017
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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 babies are born. All that and more with host Jessie Wingard.

Duration:00:19:56

Ring, ring: Sex education call center in Senegal

11/8/2017
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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 transmitted diseases from experienced midwives at a newly opened specialized call centre.

Duration:00:06:02

Pulse: Go-go music and inclusive dancing

11/1/2017
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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 through music and dance and Go-go funk music lives on. Do stay tuned.

Duration:00:19:56

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

11/1/2017
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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.

Duration:00:04:06

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

11/1/2017
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Popular Go-go funk music remains alive in Washington DC as one band prepares to take their music back to its origins in Africa.

Duration:00:03:45

Pulse: Awareness creation and innovation

10/24/2017
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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 and ahead of their elections, we take a look at youth unemployment in Liberia. All this, right here on Pulse. Stay tuned.

Duration:00:19:56

Pulse: Gifty Wiafe, German based Ghanaian theater performer tours the world.

10/24/2017
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Gifty Wiafe does a theater performance world tour dubbed “It’s in the Blood”. She addresses issues facing contemporary Germany and Ghana as well as other parts of the world.

Duration:00:05:56

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