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Iraq's new battle: Fighting youth unemployment

After defeating the Islamic State group, Iraq faces another battle: overcoming rampant youth unemployment. The drop in oil prices in 2014 brought about a fiscal crisis and austerity programmes that put a freeze on public hiring. Meanwhile, the private sector provides limited opportunities due to inefficient bureaucracy and widespread corruption. But some young Iraqi entrepreneurs are nevertheless determined to take their future into their own hands. Our correspondent reports from Baghdad.


A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Gaëlle Essoo.

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