And a young person in Africa is twice as likely to be unemployed when he or she becomes an adult, a particularly stressful situation given that over 70% of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is below age 30.
While while increasing prosperity in Africa may encourage some people to stay, ironically it also enables many more to leave for Europe and other places. Some governments, in fact, encourage legal migration.
The extent to which the mobile phone can support and sustain real improvement in young lives is depressingly finite without significant interventions in the education and technology sectors.
A militiaman boasts that he has found a foolproof way to kill up to 50 suspected Boko Haram members at a time – by roasting them in a pit.
Nyabally’s parents sold the family’s land to send him the $5,600 he needed to pay his way out of a brutal prison in Libya – but he was robbed of the money by a gang.
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