The World Poverty Eradication day celebrated all across Africa to memorize the continent’s long struggle to step out of poverty and how it makes its prominent place in the superpowers, therefore, it is the time to think about the future of African youth.
Africa has also succeeded in accomplishing the ambitions set out in Agenda 2063 while the poverty level fell since 1990. The latest World Bank figures showed that the poverty rate among African reduced from 56 %( 1990) to 43% (2012). African population rapidly rises in the tenure which further increased the figure of people living in extreme poverty. If the present situation continues then Africa will expectedly include in the world’s extreme poor countries.
Around 60% of Africans of the working-age populace have employment facilities though some jobs don’t offer decent pay, security and social protection. African youth constitute the majority of the population. They have fewer chances of jobs with dignity that badly affects them. The high rate of unemployment is alarming for countries’ stability.
Additionally, food insecurity has badly affected the continent with hunger, and malnutrition continues to increase in many regions. It means that food insecurity and joblessness are taking the continent at the point where the coming generation will be economically deprived, hungry and angry and easily become the means of violence and conflicts.
Hence, Africa’s future totally depends on the availability of suitable employment opportunities for its youth. Failing of the goal will raise migration and worldwide security challenges. Africa’s dream of emerging as a prosperous continent in 2063 lies in harnessing the talent of young minds.
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