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Africa remains stubbornly inhospitable – politically, economically, and socially – to young people despite the continent having the youngest population in the world.

By 2055, according to the UNDP, the continent’s youth population aged 15-24 is expected to be more than double the 2015 total of 226 million.

The success of African governments’ efforts to address this will be the single most important factor determining whether the continent prospers or suffers in the coming decades, according to UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Yahya.

A business-as-usual approach would risk exposing Africa not only to economic underperformance and a brain drain, but also to criminality, political and social unrest, and even armed conflict.

But, while governments continue to sluggishly legislate and implement youth-friendly policies, some of Africa’s most prominent leaders in business, politics and development have taken the lead to arrest the impending danger.

Business champions gathering in Abuja

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