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Ramaphosa says he'll tackle youth unemployment on Youth Day

Beijing News 14 Jun 2021
President Cyril Ramaphosa will launch measures to address youth unemployment on Wednesday.Government will be launching a range of measures on Youth Day to create opportunities for the youth, enhance skills development and support young entrepreneurs.Youth unemployment is currently at 63.3% for 15 to 24-year-olds and 41.3% for 25 to 34-year-olds.
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Digital Dialogue | How to empower our youth through entrepreneurship

Business Day 14 Jun 2021
Youth unemployment is a huge concern worldwide, but especially in Africa where youth unemployment averages between 45% and 60% of the total unemployed workforce ... Joanne Joseph and representatives from across the business ecosystem will consider youth participation in the corporate ...
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Toya Delazy resurrects the fighting spirit in youth in her new album ‘Afrorave Vol. 1’

Independent online (SA) 14 Jun 2021
The multi-award-winning artist says it is very significant that she is releasing her album during the historic Youth Month ... “The youth of today is facing unemployment, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, toxic religious psychological abuse, sexism, racism, mental health issues, lack of financial support, orphaned and lack of access to education.
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DUMA GQUBULE: Much more needed than Ramaphosa’s reform gimmicks

Business Day 14 Jun 2021
In the face of soaring unemployment, which has created an unviable society, and ... The expanded youth unemployment rate was a staggering 74.7%...
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700 Anlo youth benefit from free skills training

Business Ghana 14 Jun 2021
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Anlo, Mr Richard Kwami Sepe, has enrolled 700 youth in a free skills training programme to reduce poverty in the area ... He explained that he was motivated by the high unemployment rate in the area which had resulted in most of the youth migrating to other parts of the country to seek greener pastures.
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WATCH: Is the AI market maturing in SA?

Business Day 14 Jun 2021
As we consider the recent unemployment statistics, our record levels of youth unemployment at over 63%, the problems bedevilling our education system ...
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Young, qualified and barely scraping by – inside Nigeria’s economic crisis

The Observer 14 Jun 2021
Unemployment in Nigeria reached 33% at the end of 2020 ... The economic challenges are stark and affect people across the age spectrum, but the rise of youth unemployment has been among the most troubling factors. The unemployment rate has quadrupled since 2015 to become one of the worst globally.
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‘Let's harness Ghana's culture and arts to create jobs’

Ghana Web 14 Jun 2021
They said the richness in the cultural diversity of Ghanaians and the arts had enormous economic benefits, which when properly harnessed, could create more jobs for the teeming youth and reduce the unemployment rate ... for students and for that matter the youth in the field.
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Again, PDP Reps urge FG to unban Twitter, value Nigerians’ lives

Business Day Online 14 Jun 2021
“Also unprecedented is the fact that about 75% percent of Nigerian youth are either unemployed or under-employed partly because Nigeria, under APC, has become a nightmare for foreign investors while inflation, as well as the value of the Naira, are witnessing extremely sad historical levels, whilst the President lays the blame on the Youths.
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Shibli declares opposition as 'incompetent'

Urdu Point 14 Jun 2021
"I never seen before such an 'incompetent' and 'sluggish' opposition." ... The minister said that Skilled Labour programme would be launched at local level to impart the training to youth, helping out jobs in labour market adding that the pressure of unemployment would be reduced through these projects ... ....
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10 political blunders by Nana Akufo-Addo’s government which took a heavy toll on Ghana

Ghana Web 14 Jun 2021
Nothing significant was achieved, as a matter of fact, Ghanaians face an unemployment crisis ... In a country that is facing an unemployment crisis, including the youth, Akufo-Addo shouldn’t have come out with any Cathedral project issues but the president did with the request to Judges to relocate temporarily for the project to be started.
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Ghanaians for Spain start #FixTheCountry street protests

Ghana Web 14 Jun 2021
Some of de issues which protestors dey campaign against dey include bad governance, youth exploitation, unemployment, killer taxes, high cost of living, corruption den stuff. Ghana demo plans underway. De youth in Ghana dey target July 3 as de date to hit de streets proper den demand Govment to #FixTheCountry ... Why former Prez Kufuor on #FixTheCountry.
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Emerging state of insecurity on the African continent

B & FT Online 14 Jun 2021
Also, displacement of people as a result of escalated Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon; renewed fighting in Central Africa Republic; cases of mistrust for state institutions, and political vigilantism; and in addition the twin issues of youth unemployment and economic hardship in ...
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Poverty, inequality responsible for threats to Nigeria’s existence – Amaechi

Business Day Online 14 Jun 2021
In that place, life is short, brutish, and nasty ... Read Also ... We must free our policies from an urban-based focus ... “A youth bulge has resulted in stratospheric unemployment figures while secondary and tertiary institutions have increased exponentially and continue to spew out unemployed youth onto the streets of decaying urban centres,” he said ... .
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Karpowership SA will boost transition to renewable grid

Business Day 14 Jun 2021
Some of the more alarming numbers included.The official unemployment rate rose to a record 32.5%, or 7.2-million people.Youth aged 15-24 years and 25-34 years recorded the highest unemployment rates of 63.2% and 41.2% respectively.About 3.1-million (29.8%) out of 10.3-million ...
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