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Tackling youth unemployment

It is importance to identify and provide solutions to obstacles to youth participation in agriculture | MUSA MAYANJA LWANGA | According to projections from the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), the Ugandan population is expected to increase to over 55 million in the next ten years, with the youth (persons …

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African govt’s urged to stimulate skills education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has tasked African governments to foster practical skills education, in order to reduce youth unemployment. Museveni said that in the world, over 156 million youth live in poverty because they are tagged on whitecollar jobs other than enhancing practical skills …

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U.S. Steel job cuts highlight EU sector woes

Kosice, Slovakia | AFP |  As day breaks through smudged tram windows, Slovak workers heading to the U.S. Steel Kosice plant mull their fate after hearing the company plans to sack a fifth of them. Some stare silently at the morning haze behind the chimneys of the sprawling communist-era factory. With …

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Bad news over LDU recruitment

Political risk exposed Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME AND JULIAN SABIITI | Some of them forged documents. Others bribed. Many were rejected and many fainted in the physical recruitment training. But still they did not give up. The countrywide recruitment of Local Defense Unit (LDUs) that started on July 15 …

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Women unemployment high-UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A report analysing women issues by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) indicates that there has been an increase in unemployment among women in Uganda. Titled Gender Issues in Uganda: An analysis of gender-based violence, asset ownership and employment, the report was done in partnership with …

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Jobless millions to haunt India election

New Delhi, India | AFP | Vishal Chowdhary is young, bright and armed with an MBA. But he has spent two years struggling to find work in India’s sluggish jobs market — a major headache for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of looming elections. The government’s failure to create enough …

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IMF chief urges Arab states to slash spending

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Saturday urged Arab countries to slash public wages and subsidies in order to rein in spending, achieve sustainable growth and create jobs. Speaking at the one-day Arab Fiscal Forum in Dubai, Lagarde welcomed “promising” reforms adopted by some …

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