Africa

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Addressing Youth Unemployment in Africa

At a flat rate of 11.9 per cent in 2012 and 2013 as reported by the International Labour Organisation, compared to the current global average of 13.1 per cent, Africa does not have high levels of youth unemployment. However due to the size of the continent, and different degrees of urbanisation and shifts in economic … Continue reading

Africa – Most of the world’s jobseekers will be there in the next 20 years

Globally, the number of people eager to get earning continues to grow year on year, and a new report from the IMF shows that in the next 20 years, most of the world’s jobseekers will be in Africa.  “As both infant mortality and fertility rates decline, sub-Saharan Africa will become the main source of new … Continue reading

Brain drain from Africa (video)

Africa is suffering a brain drain, and the big four – Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ethiopia – are the hardest hit. Can African countries retain their talent while also promoting intra-African development. via ▶ Skills migration brain drain for Africa – YouTube. Related Posts China / The world’s worst brain drain POSTED BY MICHEL COURNOYER ⋅ JULY 29, … Continue reading

Africa – To provide employment to 200 million people aged between 15-24

Approximately 1 billion people live in the world’s second-largest continent. Only Asia has more people but Africa now has the fastest growing population. If current trends continue, the number of Africans will rise to 1.4 billion in 2025 and to 1.9 billion in 2050. A third of the babies born in the world will be … Continue reading

Ghana / Improving human capital to get the Demographic Dividend

Discussants at a National Dialogue on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend for Ghana’s Development agree there’s a need for the country to improve the quality of its human capital Continue reading

Africa / Rising population and youth unemployment

Nearly 300 million people in sub-Saharan Africa are aged between 10 and 24, and that number is expected to climb to about 561 million by the middle of this century Continue reading

Youth Unemployment in Africa: creativity and talents could be harnessed

With the youngest population in the world, Africa’s youth unemployment is becoming worrisome. However, the abundant creativity and talents of Africa’s young people could be harnessed to help turn the continent’s socioeconomic fortunes around, reports Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor Senegalese opposition politicians denounced the country’s high unemployment rate to mobilize youth against former President Abdoulaye … Continue reading

Kenya: Who Is Digital Divide Data (DDD) ?

Created in 2011, Digital Divide Data (DDD) Kenya is based on the belief that the world’s poorest citizens can produce their own solutions to poverty with access to the knowledge, skills and opportunities that power economic growth. A pioneer of Impact Sourcing, DDD Kenya creates digital employment for talented, economically challenged youth by delivering high-quality … Continue reading

Mining / South Africa / Amplats to cut 14,000 jobs

Anglo American’s platinum arm is expected to cut 14,000 mining jobs as part of the loss-making business. According to industry sources, the mining company is under pressure from South African government. Anglo American Platinum, the world’s top platinum producer, is battling to restore profits and is planning to cut back production and mothball two mines … Continue reading

Kenya / Corruption Costs 250,000 Jobs – New World Bank Report

Corruption accounts for loss of resources enough to create 250,000 jobs in Kenya annually, the World Bank has said. In its latest economic update titled ‘Kenya at Work’, the report says an enterprise survey found out that firms pay up to 12 per cent of value of government contracts to win them and four per … Continue reading

Nigeria / Youths Shut Down Indomie Factory demanding for the industry to extend employment opportunities

For those who eat Indomie a lot, in case you find the product scarce any time from now, do not be surprised. Information filtering in has revealed that youths from five communities in Chikun local government areas have shutdown and sealed off Africa’s largest indomie factory located in Kaduna South. The factory was sealed today … Continue reading

Africa / AfDB-OECD Conference On Youth Employment in West Africa

The Government of Senegal hosted the West Africa Regional Conference on Youth Employment on Saturday, November 10 in Dakar. The one-day conference, co-organized by the African Development Bank and the OECD Development Centre, brought together West African Ministers, youth organizations, civil society and the private sector. The conference received the special attendance of H.E. Olusegun … Continue reading

Africa | Agriculture and self-employment for youth unemployed

Unemployment among young people in Africa is increasingly recognised as a first order development challenge. Coming on the heels of sustained investment in education and unprecedented but largely jobless economic growth, the possibility of a ‘lost generation’ of young people, for whom meaningful and rewarding work is little more than a mirage, poses a fundamental … Continue reading

South Africa – Youth unemployment running as high as 50%

South Africa may be the largest and most developed economy on the African continent, but the unemployment rate for younger people has been running as high as 50%, prompting a nationwide debate about schemes where companies get paid for taking on young workers. The extent of youth joblessness, and its associated poverty, is acknowledged to … Continue reading

Update – South Africa – Unemployment on the rise to 25.5%

The official unemployment rate in South Africa rose to 25.5% of the labour force in the third quarter of this year from 24.9% in the second quarter, a survey showed. In its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey, Stats SA said today the total number of unemployed people stood at 4.67 million in the three months … Continue reading

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