East Africa's Young People - an Asset or a Problem?
According to Linda Staude reporting for Deutsche Welle, the East African population is growing at a yearly rate of 3%. Estimates show that by 2100 four billion people will be living in Africa. A young population offers a good chance for quick economic growth, says the International Monetary Fund. Provided there are enough jobs, food and social services.
Youth meet potential employers at a job fair (file photo).
Nation, 4 July 2017
Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has called upon African countries to invest in the youth in order to realise the social and economic transformation of the… Read more »
Ethiopia: ICT Expo Lures Addis Youth
Addis Fortune, 2 July 2017
At the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Expo that was opened on June 28, 2017, at the Millennium Hall, one thing for sure was striking. The entire exhibition was… Read more »
East Africa: Concern As Youth Unemployment Shows Upward Trend
Citizen, 15 June 2017
The ballooning number of young people in East Africa, now accounting for about a half of the total population, is worrying policy makers in the region due to scarcity of jobs. Read more »
East Africa: Jobs in EAC Too Few for the Youth
Daily News, 13 June 2017
Economic growth within the East African partner states is not generating sufficient jobs especially for the region's ballooning number of young men and women. Read more »
CAJ News, 4 May 2017
AFRICA'S greatest resource and potentially its sharpest competitive advantage in the global economy is its young and growing workforce. Half of Africa's population is under 25… Read more »
One of the presentations at the just concluded 2016 African Economic Conference held in Abuja, Nigeria, was on Accelerating Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Africa. ... Read more »