Africa's Youth Unemployment Crisis By the Numbers

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


The second most populous African nation, Ethiopia has a youth unemployment rate estimated at more than 50 percent, the U.N. reported. Yet, the government has announced plans to get the youth to work in new jobs created through Ethiopia’s five-year construction plan.

(Photo: Natalie Behring-Chisholm/Getty Images)

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