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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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Home gardening blooming amid COVID-19 lockdown

Home gardening blooming amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 30, 2020 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Apartments vacant as expatriates leave Kuwait amid hardship

Apartments vacant as expatriates leave Kuwait amid hardship

 

 

Tenants renegotiate amid

slump in real estate sector

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

 

From Fahaheel to downtown Kuwait City, signs advertising apartments for rents can be found in abundance. Rising costs of living, stagnant wages for expatriates and growing anti-expat government policies are driving foreigners to leave the country.

According to the Central Statistics…

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Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 8, 2019 at 2:09pm

Expatriates struggle to make ends meet as hardship bites

 

Expatriates struggle to make

ends meet as hardship bites

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

It is always a solemn moment whenever Tina comes home and doesn't see her six-year-old daughter Rosaline. "Life without her is just empty," she said as she narrated her ordeal. According to Tina, life went from bad to worse when her husband lost his well-paid job last year. "Things became very hard for us. We could neither pay Rosie's school fees nor get her a nanny. So we…

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Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 23, 2019 at 5:11pm

Scammers calling, texting! Beware

Scammers calling, texting! Beware

 

Scammers change style and tactics

By Chidi Emmanuel

 

When Favor Tata, an African expat, got a call last month from someone posing as a customer care representative at one of the telecommunication companies in Kuwait, the offer was too enticing to refuse and she saw no reason for not handing over some of her bank details. "Congratulations! You (your phone number) have just won a sum of KD 10,000 through a draw. We just…

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Posted by chidi emmanuel ekeh on August 18, 2018 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Africa Energy News

Nigeria: Electricity Tariff, Fuel Price Hike - NLC, TUC Strike, Mass Protest Begin Sept 28

[Vanguard] Labour's plan to embark on nationwide strike and mass protest against recent increase in the pump price of petrol and electricity tariff hike was sealed yesterday, as the highest decision making organ of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the National Executive Council, NEC, ratified the descision of the Central Working Committee, CWC.

Nigeria: Lagos Moves Towards Affordable Electricity

[Vanguard] As Nigeria literally gropes in the dark due to poor electricity supply, the Lagos State government may have taken a step to affordable electricity.

Nigeria: NNPC - More Gas Flared Than Supplied to Industries in One Year

[This Day] The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has disclosed that between July 2019 and July 2020, Nigeria flared more gas than it supplied to its domestic industries, averaging about 600.38 million standard feet per day (mmscf/d).

Nigeria: What Country's Poor Power Supply Really Costs

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria faces the triple challenge of providing reliable power supply, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and keeping energy affordable to consumers.

Nigeria: The Law and Economics of Electricity and Petroleum Prices Increase

[This Day] This article by Dr Sam Amadi thoroughly examines the recent increase in electricity tariffs by the Federal Government, and the removal of the fuel subsidy which has also resulted in an increase in the price of petrol, during the Covid-19 pandemic which has had an adverse impact on the national economy and Nigerians as a whole, while discussing the roles of major players like the DISCOs, and correcting certain misconceptions about the effectiveness and profitability of privatisation

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Home gardening blooming amid COVID-19 lockdown

Home gardening blooming amid COVID-19 lockdownBy Chidi EmmanuelFouad Al-Shaikh’s garden. By Chidi EmmanuelAs the coronavirus wreaks havoc across the globe, some residents in Kuwait are turning to gardening – to ease the boredom caused by the lockdown, and for others, to cut expenses as austerity measures begin to bite. Amid a scarcity and rise in the prices of fruits and vegetables, some residents are resorting to supplementary gardening to ease the burden. While some do it for fun, others see…See More
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Apartments vacant as expatriates leave Kuwait amid hardship

Apartments vacant as expatriates leave Kuwait amid hardship  Tenants renegotiate amidslump in real estate sector By Chidi Emmanuel From Fahaheel to downtown Kuwait City, signs advertising apartments for rents can be found in abundance. Rising costs of living, stagnant wages for expatriates and growing anti-expat government policies are driving foreigners to leave the country.According to the Central Statistics Department, the number of Filipinos, Indians and Egyptians in Kuwait has dropped…See More
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