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It's A Tough Time To Be Young In Zimbabwe

Harare - To those who look to Africa for investment opportunities, one of the major attractions has been the continent’s young and energetic population. According to the African Economic Outlook, a growing youth population comes with energy, creativity and talents which are also key to future prosperity.

Research has shown that a rising working age population is a major opportunity for economic growth. The United Nations World Population Prospects Report has weighed in, saying Africa will have the second-largest global population by 2050, making it an attractive destination for capital.

The World Bank also estimates that this demographic dividend could generate 11% to 15% GDP growth between 2011 and 2030. It further says that if Africa is able to take advantage and provide adequate education and jobs, $500bn a year could be added to its economies for 30 years.

According to research done by South Africa’s Leigh-Gail Petersen, the presence

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