Does Nairobi produce 45% of Kenya’s GDP, the figure given by the UK’s Guardian newspaper recently? New data, which includes counties’ contribution to the economy, puts the capital’s share of gross domestic product at just over 20%.Alphonce Shiundu
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Reader question: Is the unemployment rate in South Africa 30%?
The official unemployment rate was 29% in the second quarter (April to June) of 2019. It means that 29% of the labour force, aged 15 to 64, was without work, available for work and looking for work or trying to start a business. This is also known as the narrow definition of unemployment. The expanded definition of unemployment doesn’t require someone to be looking for a job. They just need to be without work and available for work. According to this definition, the unemployment rate was 38.5%.
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African Fact-checking Awards 2019
Entries for the African Fact-checking Awards are now closed. The shortlist will be unveiled in August 2019.