The garishness of the simple unit-style houses cannot gloss over the austerity of Okakarara.
The central city of the Herero community lies 300 kilometers (185 miles) north of Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. It’s home to a population of around 4,000 and boasts a vocational training center and two traffic lights. The last agricultural fair attracted 12,000 visitors — even from abroad. But it’s not exactly a lively hub.
DW’s African youth platform, “The 77 Percent,” has brought its Street Debate format here: With all of the banners, cameras and loudspeakers, the setup looks almost otherworldly amid the everyday life of the district town. As the camera drone hovers and hums over moderator Edith Kimani, the children curiously follow its every move.
The prestigious newspaper The…