Men are getting on my nerves - Obama

Men are getting on my nerves - Obama

Former US president Barack Obama wants more women to get involved in politics.

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Obama was speaking at a town hall-style meeting in Johannesburg on Wednesday, attended by young people from across the continent. 

The gathering formed part of the Mandela Day celebrations on would have been the late president’s 100th birthday.

Obama admitted that he is tired of men and their multitude of sins. 

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"Men have been getting on my nerves lately. Every day I read the newspaper and I just think: ‘Brothers, what's wrong with you guys, what's wrong with us?' I mean we are violent, we are bullying," Obama said.

He believes empowering women to take up positions of power will automatically lead to better policies.

Obama said politics and government cannot be avoided, and young people need to get involved for the right reasons. 

"The question is 'how do I want to engage it?' You do not have an excuse to say this is too corrupt and I'm going to sell my soul. Find a way where you're not selling your soul.” 

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