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Botswana: Government Creates Enabling Environment for All

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture has been commended for organising a YES boot camp for people living with disabilities.

The Assistant Minister for Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Mr Gaotlhaetse Matlhabaphiri, said this at the graduation ceremony of the YES Disability Camp in Molepolole recently. He said the boot camp for PWDs was a testimony of government's continued efforts of creating enabling environment for all. He also said it was an indication that the PWD agenda was bearing fruit.

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Botswana: Government Needs Assistance to Develop Youth

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The Vice President, Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe has called on parents to help government in developing the youth. Dr Kedikilwe, who is also MP for Mmadinare, made the call when addressing a kgotla meeting in Foley on January 9. He said parents and communities as a whole should ensure that their children enrolled in pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary education so as to be comparable to other youth in the global community. He said parents and teachers should collaborate to safeguard and improve the education of children and instill in them the norms and morals of society.

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Zimbabwe mobile phone usage high among youths - survey

According to an article published on IT WEB AFRICA, about nine out of ten youths in Zimbabwe have access to mobile phones, according to a survey carried out by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI). “Access to cellphones is very high amongst youths as almost nine in ten respondents (89%) said they have access to a cellphone,” reads a report accompanying results of the survey which was launched in Harare on Thursday.

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Nigeria: Youth and the Internet - the Dangers and Benefits

According to an article published on allAfrica.com, as the world is gradually being reduced to a global village, the use of social media and IT, especially among students, has taken a new dimension. Ordinarily, the media should be a source of educational highway to broaden the intellectual acumen. But is it so? Uche Uduma takes a look at the trend.

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Africa: Digital Jobs Offer Skills, Promise to Africa's Unemployed Youth

According to an article pubished on AllAfrica , although Africa's economy has expanded rapidly in recent years, it has not kept pace with the growth of its youth population or their need for jobs.

With almost 200 million people between 15 and 24 years old - a figure that is set to double by 2045, according to the African Economic Outlook's (AEO) 2012 report - the continent has the youngest population in the world.

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Tanzania: ICT Vital for Tanzania Youth Job Creation

According to an article published on AllAfrica, Tanzania's vision of becoming a middle income country by 2025 will depend on the growth of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

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World Information Society Day - ICT Brings a Bag of Pros and Cons

An interesting article is published inThe New Times by Sarah Kwihangana and Jean De La Croix Tabaro.

The information and telecommunication technology sector is believed to improve business transactions and communication in society, but Rwandans say the new technology tools have been leading to moral degeneration amongst the youth while also promoting theft. Emmanuel Mbonabucya, the project manager of Circuit Power LTD, a company that deals in electronics has been using internet to import generators, air conditioners and fuel dispensing pumps for three years.

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Africa: Integration Key to Africa's Prosperity - Uhuru

According to an article published on allAfrica.com, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the prosperity of Africa lies in the economic integration of the continent and increased investments in women and the youth.
 
Underlining the need to quicken the pace of integration, President Kenyatta said the economic fragility of the African continent over the past 50 years has arisen partly due to Africa's fragmented markets, which has placed economies in competition with each other rendering them too small to compete globally.
 

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Kenya: Youth Should Exploit Opportunities in IT

On 17th April 2013 Joel Iregi and Joan Wairimu report in their article that unemployment would reduce if youth exploited opportunities in IT. The Kenya ICT board is concerned that youth are only thinking of supplying goods to the government after it announced that 30% of all contracts will be given to them, leaving out the services segment. Deputy CEO Victor Kyalo says the youth should be looking for IT related solutions to supply to government.


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