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Tackling Youth Unemployment in Africa

January 16, 2014

Governor Sanusi and IMF Managing Director Lagarde. The youth bulge is not only a risk but an opportunity, says Sanusi (Photo: Wermuth/Corbis)

Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, but the persistence of youth unemployment threatens this progress. Some see this growth without jobs as a ticking time bomb. Lamido Sanusi, the Governor of the central bank of Nigeria explains how to tackle this issue.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Central Bank Governor, Nigeria