Historically, women, young people, and low-skilled workers have always been more harmed by recessions than highly skilled and educated people (who also had the chance to take a lot of their tasks online during the lock-down in Spring 2020). The report published by African Union predicts that nearly 20 million jobs both in the formal and informal sectors are threatened. Africa is demographically the world’s youngest continent. By 2030, one-fifth of the global labor force – and nearly one-third of the global youth labor force – will be from this region. While 10 to 12 million youth enter the workforce each year, only 3 million formal jobs are created.COVID-19 pandemic is likely to accelerate this trend even more. Large youth unemployment – associated with socioeconomic inequalities and corruption – is also a driver for instability and national insecurity.