Africa's Youth: Asset or Explosive?

Africa’s Youth: Asset or Explosive?

According to the CIA fact book, the world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa based on the median age of the population. The top five youngest are Niger (15.1), Uganda (15.5) Mali (16) Malawi (16.3) and Zambia (16.7). However, of the continent’s 200 million  young people, 75 million are unemployed making education, skills training and job creation a critical issue. Read more here.

Youth unemployment leads to poverty at the most obvious level, however, in a fragile state, grievances of this nature are likely to be expressed violently. Read Global Management Consultancy,  Mckinsey’s take on the situation here.

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