Togo: Literary contest appeals to African youth for a culture of peace


An article from Togo Top Infos (translated by CPNN)

From 21 to 25 August, Lomé will host the second African Peace Conference. For the occasion of this meeting, a literary contest has been announced for the youth of the 55 countries of Africa.

The objective of this competition, according to the organizers, is to make young people aware of their share of responsibility in promoting peace in Africa. Young people are invited to give their opinions through personal literary compositions. To apply, each young person must propose a composition of 4 to 5 pages, which must be submitted to the Permanent Secretariat of the First African Peace Conference. The 100 best compositions will be awarded prizes ranging from 500,000 to 2,000,000 CFA francs [870 to 3480 US dollars].

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According to the General Coordinator of the Secretariat of the First African Peace Conference, Goupouguini Lamboni, “it is up to young people to go in search of peace from an early age. Wars are born in the minds of people, it is in the minds of people that we must fight them.” This is how the organizers of the competition intend to lead their struggle for peace in Africa.

For more information on the competition, go to The second African peace conference is under the theme “Young people in search of peace in Africa”.

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