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Placard job seeker trend pops up in Nairobi

A young graduate in the Kenyan capital Nairobi is trying to find a job using an unusual tactic. He’s standing by the side of busy roads holding a placard on which his credentials and contacts are scribbled. Gilbert Mutai told This Is Africa he’s been trying to look for work for six months with little success. He hopes this new tact will bring him better luck.

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Youth unemployment in Uganda and the deadly relationship with illegal migration, human trafficking and modern slavery.

Uganda has been plagued by high numbers of cases of human trafficking of young people to the middle east. Due to a lack of stringent laws and minimum government intervention, it continues to be a large problem. Alex Taremwa explores the high youth unemployment rate in Uganda and how it feeds this dangerous form of modern slavery.

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Will the New President Save Tanzania?

“There is going to be blood this year if my party doesn’t win,” said the young man Tanzania, and his fellows cheered him on. For a country that is deemed to be a harbour of peace, it is especially scary to hear passionate young people throwing words like blood around in conversation, as if it were nothing. Yes we want change, but what price are we willing to pay for the change? Can this change also be peaceful?