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Here’s how Liberia is empowering its youth to overcome unemployment

On the side-lines of the Youthconnekt Africa Summit – to find out how the country is planning to overcome the challenges it is facing with the high rate of unemployment, CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo caught up with Deputy Minister of Youth Development in Liberia, Isaac N. Doe.

Rwanda contributes $2.5mn in fight against AIDS

According to Rwanda’s Minister of Health, Dr. Diane Gashumba, the country has contributing $2.5million to the Global Fund’s appeal to raise at least $14billion to step up the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Still in the country, today is the last day of the 3rd edition of YouthConnekt Africa Summit that brought together youth from all over the continent to discuss Africa’s most pressing issues and their possible solutions. To make sense of the headlines, TV and Multimedia Editor of New Times, Olivia Ikilezi joins CNBC Africa.

Zebib Kavuma on empowering the girl child

On the side line of Youthconnekt Africa Summit 2019 – on how a young girl can seize opportunities and live up to her full potential, CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to Deputy General Regional Director of UN Woman in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, Zebib Kavuma.

Youth encouraged to ‘take the lead’ ahead of YouthConnekt Africa Summit

UN estimates that there are over 226 million people aged between 15-24 in Africa, making it the most youthful continent – however, this has come with challenges, such as high unemployment rates currently estimated at about 60 per cent. The President of Rwanda inaugurated the 3rd edition of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit that will this year, look into ways to understand the potential of the continent’s youthful population. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo has more.