Youth Perspectives

Kiryandongo youth lead gov’t program defaulters list

Summary: Youth in Kiryandongo District lead in defaulting on government livelihood support programs, according to a Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development meeting. Out of 1.17 billion shillings disbursed, only 261 million shillings have been recovered since 2013. Kiryandongo District’s youth top the list of defaulters in government special …

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More Ugandans Employed in Oil Sector- Minister Nankabirwa

At least nine out of every 10 people employed in the oil gas sector is a Ugandan, Ruth Nankabirwa, the minister of Energy and Mineral Development has revealed. “This is testament to our efforts to support more Uganda’s to find employment in the sector. We continue to maintain a National …

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Uganda’s IGG Shortlists 4,000 for 19 Jobs

Summary: The Inspector General of Government in Uganda has shortlisted 4,382 applicants for 19 positions in the anti-corruption watchdog, revealing the severity of the unemployment crisis, as outlined in the 2021 Uganda National Labour Force Survey. The Inspector General of Government’s (IGG) office has narrowed down a pool of 4,382 …

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Obongi Youth Resort to Drugs Over Unemployment

Summary: Obongi district youth, frustrated by job denials and corruption in government programs, expressed their turn to drug addiction in a meeting with the Resident District Commissioner, Mr. Samuel Mpimbaza Hashaka, who pledged to address their grievances and investigate the embezzlement allegations. Young people in the Obongi district, particularly in …

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Lyantonde sees surge in HIV/AIDS as youth condom use drops sharply

Summary: Health authorities in Lyantonde District express concern over a drastic decline in condom usage, leading to a surge in HIV/AIDS prevalence, particularly among youth involved in risky behaviors, prompting the implementation of additional preventive measures. Health authorities in Lyantonde District express concern over the decreasing use of condoms among …

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Pakistani girl killed after photos with boy’s arm around her go viral

Summary: A Pakistani man in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is arrested for allegedly killing his teenage daughter, prompted by viral photos showing her with a boy; the region’s conservative norms and tribal councils have sparked concerns of revenge killings, highlighting the persistent issue of femicide in the country. Police in Pakistan’s northwestern …

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Are tech giants exploiting Ugandans?

Young Ugandans are training the artificial intelligence software and systems of the world’s tech giants. But experts say their labor for companies such as Google and Microsoft comes cheap. Music plays in the background of the darkened open-plan office where more than 150 young people are seated behind computer screens. …

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Birunji Agira Sworn In as UCU’s 26th Guild President

Mukono, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Uganda Christian University (UCU) students exercised their voting rights on November 15, 2023, leading to the victory of Ms. Birunji Agira as the new Guild President of the Mukono-based institution. Following the electoral roadmap, Agira officially assumed her role as the students’ leader …

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