Beyond recreational consumption, young Nigerians are using cannabis to aid their schooling and work.
In surpassing opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye, Robert Kyagulanyi has done what many Ugandans thought impossible. But can he topple Museveni?
The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown have deepened inequality on many levels, researchers have found.
America has historically been a strong Ethiopia ally, but this latest move to withhold foreign direct assistance has thrown its loyalty into question.
Kenya has sometimes been described as a “hustler nation”. More than 80% of the population work in the informal economy, deriving incomes from hawking goods, fixing cars and working on construction sites.
Andela, the most elite engineering organisation in Africa, working with more than 200 of the world’s most respected technology companies laid off 400 of its developers. The tech firm said it is providing support programs for those affected by this shift, which includes access to learning programs and job placement services.
The government of Uganda has announced that sports betting is now banned in the country, saying that “sports betting companies have diverted the attention of the youth from hard work” and causes cash to flow out of the country.
A country and continent’s true strength and potential is its young people. Currently at 1.2 billion, Africa’s population is projected to more than double by 2050. However, with the population increase comes new opportunities and challenges. Brain drain has increasingly become one of Africa’s biggest problems. The continent is suffering from brain drain as its young, skilled workers depart from the region, is search of greener pastures, leaving skilled and educated professionals in short supply. Last year the IMF in its World Economic Outlook report noted that the outflow of skilled labour and young people seeking better educational opportunities outside the continent’s borders will continue rising, and the trend is worrying.
Nigeria’s high level of unemployment, especially among the young and recent graduates, is one of the major factors responsible for the spread of job recruitment scams, Valentine Iwenwanne writes.