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No hope of reaching climate, development goals without youth optimism

United Nations | XINHUA | Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Paris Agreement on climate change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday. Addressing leaders from governments, businesses and multilateral agencies …

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Tear gas, bullets rock Kamwokya as NUP, NRM struggle to dominate ghetto

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There were running battles between security and warring supporters of the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM and National Unity Platform-NUP parties during village youth council elections in Kifumbira A and Kifumbira B in Kamwokya on Tuesday afternoon. Today’s chaos was a continuation of the tensions that …

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Gov’t accused of frustrating Youth Livelihood Programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the budget committee of Parliament have accused the government of deliberately killing the Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP) by denying the program funding. The Youth Livelihood Programme was designed in the financial year 2013/2014 to respond to challenges of unemployment among the youth. Over …

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Ntungamo youth divided over Museveni money

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Youths in Ntungamo district are up in arms against the Resident District Commissioner, George Bakunda for allegedly siding with Rodgers Aijuka, the Executive Director of Free and Rich Uganda who they accuse of unfair treatment. Free and Rich Uganda is local organization, which operates in …

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Youth demand involvement in oil and gas sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to involve the youth at all levels in the oil and gas sector. Speaking on Tuesday at a workshop organised by Action Aid, university students and youth in employment said there is less involvement of youth in the management …

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