YARA is a research-oriented forum which aims at giving the younger generation of Africans an early opportunity to explore and develop their academic potentials, as well as to express their hitherto neglected views on contemporary local, regional and international issues. As part of its efforts to achieve its vision of encouraging an increasingly intellectual approach to development in Africa, the team publishes a student-content journal.

The Journal is an annual publication that seeks contributions from young writers all over the African continent. Articles for publication centre on topics in politics, law, policy and development. A call for submissions will be sent out with every issue of the journal, but submissions will also be accepted on a rolling basis.

We firmly believe that our intellectual contributions - and the attendant cross-fertilization of ideas - will go a long way towards stimulating, and developing the cerebral capacities of young African minds and contributing to African development on a major scale.