YOUNG + AFRICAN = NO JOB?

"If I am both young and African, is the thought of finding myself a job a ‘wild dream’?"   By Philani H. Dhlamini Street Hawkers in Kampala, Uganda 25 year old Jumbwe Yusuf, one of many street hawkers in Kampala, tells me that he is employed. With the little English he can manage, he says, “This my job, every day here.” Jumbwe seems convinced that he is some sort of a business man, as I watch him trying to sell his bowl of bubble-gum and car accessories to uninterested drivers at a traffic light junction. When I ask him how the ‘business’ goes, he can only reply: “slowly, slowly.”

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