A French state program is helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to find jobs. The government wants 100,000 young people to participate in the Garantie Jeunes scheme.
France has launched a program to create jobs for young people without qualifications. It's hoped that thanks to "Garantie Jeunes" some 100,000 jobless youths will be working by the end of 2017.
The French Senate has approved President Emmanuel Macron's push to reform the labor code by decree. Loosening workplace law was one of the central planks of his recent election campaign.
East African populations are among the youngest in the world. Experts say this can be a real chance for growth, provided some conditions are met. And therein lies the rub.
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