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The Africa 2018 Forum

8-9 of December 2018
Sharm El Sheikh | Egypt

 

The Africa 2018 Forum is an international, landmark event hosted under the High Patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, aiming to promote greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa... read more here

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Pedestrians avoid ‘dirty’ footbridges

Pedestrians avoid ‘dirty’ footbridges

By Chidi Emmanuel, Ben Garcia

KUWAIT: While driving across Kuwait, one can see pedestrians crossing the road even if an overpass exists. There have been reports of hit-and-run incidents by motorists who knock down pedestrians who cross busy highways without using overhead bridges. While there are still many places that lack pedestrian bridges, many existing ones are not being used by pedestrians.

In reality, footbridges save lives.…

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Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 2, 2022 at 3:54pm

As health insurance hike looms, questions remain on future of healthcare for expats

As health insurance hike looms, questions remain on future of healthcare for expats

By Chidi Emmanuel and Ahmad Jabr

KUWAIT: Foreign residents in Kuwait could be required to pay a KD 130 annual health insurance fee instead of the current KD 50 to renew their visas as early as 2023, according to a recent report by Al-Rai quoting sources at the Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman). While the increase is far from confirmed, residents realize it’s inevitable, as plans to…

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Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 25, 2022 at 2:16pm

Foreign residents rebuff Expat Insider report, highlight good side of Kuwait

Foreign residents rebuff Expat Insider

report, highlight good side of Kuwait

By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: Foreign residents in Kuwait rebuffed a recent report that ranked Kuwait as the worst destination for expatriates, calling it biased. For the seventh time in eight years, Kuwait was ranked the worst destination for expats – taking the last position in the Expat Insider survey (59th out of 59 countries).

According to Expat Insider, Kuwait ranks last in the…

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Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 8, 2022 at 5:35pm

Residents raise concerns as rats run amok in Kuwait

Residents raise concerns as rats run amok

By Chidi Emmanuel & Nawara Fattahova

Rats are becoming a disturbing urban problem. Parts of Maliya and Mirqab in Kuwait City are ravaged by rodents. Owing to the speed at which rats breed, a minor infestation that is not dealt with quickly can soon become a major invasion. Some abandoned and dilapidated properties and restaurants offer an ideal habitat for rats, and once they have settled in, they reproduce rapidly.

These little…

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Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 3, 2022 at 5:48pm

Africa Energy News

Ghana: Ministry of Energy Technical Committee Rejects Claims of 'Dumsor'

[Ghanaian Times] The Technical Committee set up by the Minister of Energy to develop a planning report for the country's power sector has debunked claims by the Member of Parliament for Yapei-Kusawgu, Mr John Jinapor that the country risks returning to persistent power outages popularly referred to as 'dumsor'.

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Electricity Firm Hikes Local Currency Rates

[The Herald] ELECTRICITY tariffs have reverted to the local currency equivalent of the US dollar charges of 2018 with the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company saying the adjustment is meant to "restore the integrity of the utility."

Tanzania: Pura Expresses Its Preparedness to Oversee LNG Project

[Daily News] THE Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA) is fully prepared to oversee the upcoming Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project that is expected to contribute highly to the country's economic development.

Tanzania: Citizens Affected By LNG Project Earn 5.7bn/-

[Daily News] THE government has already released a total of 5.7bn/- to compensate more than 640 Lindi residents who will be affected by the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project.

South Africa: Stage 3 Load Shedding Starting This Week

[Daily Maverick] Proving their point, Eskom has announced load shedding until they have at least an additional 4,000MW of generation capacity to allow them the space to take some of their units off for planned maintenance.

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chidi emmanuel ekeh posted a blog post

Pedestrians avoid ‘dirty’ footbridges

Pedestrians avoid ‘dirty’ footbridgesBy Chidi Emmanuel, Ben Garcia KUWAIT: While driving across Kuwait, one can see pedestrians crossing the road even if an overpass exists. There have been reports of hit-and-run incidents by motorists who knock down pedestrians who cross busy highways without using overhead bridges. While there are still many places that lack pedestrian bridges, many existing ones are not being used by pedestrians. In reality, footbridges save lives. Pedestrians give various…See More
Apr 2
chidi emmanuel ekeh posted a blog post

As health insurance hike looms, questions remain on future of healthcare for expats

As health insurance hike looms, questions remain on future of healthcare for expatsBy Chidi Emmanuel and Ahmad JabrKUWAIT: Foreign residents in Kuwait could be required to pay a KD 130 annual health insurance fee instead of the current KD 50 to renew their visas as early as 2023, according to a recent report by Al-Rai quoting sources at the Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman). While the increase is far from confirmed, residents realize it’s inevitable, as plans to introduce a new health…See More
Jan 25
chidi emmanuel ekeh posted a blog post

Foreign residents rebuff Expat Insider report, highlight good side of Kuwait

Foreign residents rebuff Expat Insider report, highlight good side of KuwaitBy Chidi Emmanuel KUWAIT: Foreign residents in Kuwait rebuffed a recent report that ranked Kuwait as the worst destination for expatriates, calling it biased. For the seventh time in eight years, Kuwait was ranked the worst destination for expats – taking the last position in the Expat Insider survey (59th out of 59 countries). According to Expat Insider, Kuwait ranks last in the quality-of-life index (59th), with…See More
Jan 8
chidi emmanuel ekeh posted a blog post

Residents raise concerns as rats run amok in Kuwait

Residents raise concerns as rats run amokBy Chidi Emmanuel & Nawara Fattahova Rats are becoming a disturbing urban problem. Parts of Maliya and Mirqab in Kuwait City are ravaged by rodents. Owing to the speed at which rats breed, a minor infestation that is not dealt with quickly can soon become a major invasion. Some abandoned and dilapidated properties and restaurants offer an ideal habitat for rats, and once they have settled in, they reproduce rapidly. These little creatures are now…See More
Jan 3

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