QuartzEast Africa’s teeming youth are in a race to acquire skills for a job market that’s left many behind

Jul 17, 2017 - Quartz

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East Africa’s teeming youth are in a race to acquire skills for a job market that’s left many behind

Dar es Salaam On weekends, Faraji Modibo usually enjoys watching football in a video “banda” or hall, a very simple room with televisions often perched on drink crates, popular with locals, especially those unemployed or not attending school, in Tanzania. Kung Fu movies and Nollywood films plus music clips are usually on offer for viewers, who sit on plastic chairs and wooden benches, for less than $1, about $3 cheaper than a film at a conventional cinema. But on one Saturday in...

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