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Lack of jobs drives violent extremism in sub-Saharan Africa: UNDP

United Nations | Xinhua | Unemployment is the leading factor driving people in sub-Saharan Africa to join violent extremist groups, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released Tuesday. The report, entitled Journey to Extremism in Africa: Pathways to Recruitment and Disengagement, underscores the importance of economic factors as …

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Masaka Bishop challenges gov’t on promotion of industrial productivity

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Masaka Diocese Catholic Bishop Serverus Jjumba has challenged the government to dedicate efforts towards enhancing industrial productivity as a remedy to youth unemployment. Bishop Jjumba says that it is high time the country took deliberate interventions that aim at building a sustainable economy, bent …

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Unemployment leading youth into terror activities – Luwero RDC

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unemployment is partially responsible for the ease with which some youths are recruited to indulge in crime such as terror-related activities for a pay, Juliet Najjuma Ssenkoole, the Luweero Resident District Commissioner has said. According to RDC Najjuma, an employed person is so busy working …

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TVET approach not necessarily solution to unemployment – Experts

TVET approach has contributed to the availability of skilled people in the country but unemployable due to skills mismatch Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts in technical education say that the introduction of vocational training is not an automatic solution to the unemployment in the country. The UNDP statistics indicate that …

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Katumba promises to end youth unemployment

Soroti, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Presidential candidate John Katumba has promised to end unemployment among the youth across the country if voted in as the next president. Katumba who campaigned in Soroti City on Friday said that unemployment in Uganda is caused by nepotism, greed and dominance of foreign nationals …

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Can Uganda steer out of poverty?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More Ugandans could drift into poverty unless government comes up with measures to cushion those that have been rendered jobless as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. As the world marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, there are fears that poverty levels in …

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