Surge in drug prices causes a health crisis in Nigeria
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Can Africa tackle spiralling youth unemployment?
Youth employment in Africa has failed to keep pace with the continent's demographics and increased literacy, spawning a new generation of desperate educated young people.
Why mandatory military service is a dilemma in Africa
Many African countries have made military service mandatory as part of measures to combat terrorism, but the legitimacy of the measure and its relevance continue to be debated.
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