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South Africa's Unemployment Rate at a Record High

The recent unemployment figures show that the South African youth are most affected with over 70 percent facing joblessness.

South Africa's unemployment statistics have recently been shared by Stats SA and they are jarring. Unemployment is the highest it's ever been in the country with just over 7 million South Africans without jobs — an increase of 8000 people since last year. Additionally, among the hardest hit are South African youth with 74.4 percent of them facing dire joblessness, university graduates included. The rise in unemployment continues despite the South African government having declared unemployment a national emergency back in 2019.
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Here are Some of the Incredible Looks from the 2019 Eid al-Adha Edition of #BlackOutEid

Young Black Muslims showed out once again for #BlackOutEid.

Yesterday marked the end of Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holy day held yearly during Hajj, the five-day pilgrimage to Mecca.

Every year since 2015, young black Muslims, using the hashtag #BlackOutEid, created by Aamina Mohamed, use the hastag to show off their best looks. Mohamed created the movement in order to combat the erasure of black Muslims and highlight the diversity within the Muslim community.

"I'm actually pretty amazed at the continued self-sustaining support," Mohamed told OkayAfrica back in 2017. "I think of it a lot like, 'Wow, this is going to be amazing to look back on in 15 to 20 years. It's like a in real-time archival experience."

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Schoolgirls Arrested for Scribbling on Picture of Burundian President Freed on Bail

According to their lawyer, however, the charges against them still stand.

How Sudanese Art Is Fueling the Revolution

Young artists are using their work to voice the frustrations of the masses in a country yearning for political reform.

5 Young Nigerians Share Their Hopes and Fears for the Upcoming Election

"The ideal candidate has to be a superman—our problems are that deep."

Tinie Tempah Stakes His Claim as the UK’s King of Pop

On his third album 'Youth,' Tinie Tempah cements his spot at the top of the UK music scene.

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