Africa’s Green parties bet on international help
21 July 2019 | 6:00 pm
In Germany and large parts of Europe, green parties are compounding their electoral successes. Environmental parties in Africa still have a long way to go, but the climate crisis could quicken their ascent.
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The biggest hole is for elderly and nursing care workers," she said. In other areas, such as the metal and electrical trades, there is not only a lack of skilled workers there is also a need for more experts and people with university degrees.
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