Young people ‘untapped resource’ for Africa

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Young people are the African continent's greatest untapped resource, according to the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

To mark Africa Day, celebrated by the African Union on 25 May, Mr Ban is visiting the continent. This week he has been in Nigeria and is now in Ethiopia.

He says Africa is the youngest continent, with 70 per cent of the population under the age of 30.

And he said he was reaffirming the UN's commitment to work in partnership with Africans of all ages to realize their potential.

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