Africa's Youth Unemployment Crisis By the Numbers

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  • A Wasted Youth
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Ethiopia
  • Tunisia
  • The Republic of Congo
  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Egypt

A Wasted Youth

During his first official trip to Africa, President Obama met with African youth leaders to discuss leadership development and entrepreneurship. However, with an increasing youth population accounting for 60 percent of all unemployed Africans, youth unemployment foreshadows a future of lost potential. Keep reading to learn about Africa’s alarming youth unemployment by the numbers. Patrice Peck

(Photo: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

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