Spending the morning writing about intersections of development, aid, and militarism. Saw this tweet and thought it was appropriate:
“The young people of Africa are our developmental army, the people who are going to transform the futures of our countries.” -Hadeel Ibrahim
— Mo Ibrahim Fdn (@Mo_IbrahimFdn) October 14, 2013
And went quite well with the African Governance Institute’s use of the term “demographic bomb,” which I guess is replacing the idea of the youth bulge? Regardless, two interesting linguistic cases, utilizing militaristic terms to invoke two very different ideas.