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The Meat Co: A must-visit dining destination

The Meat Co: A must-visit dining destinationBy Chidi EmmanuelKUWAIT: It is hard to resist the luscious aroma while entering the first floor (left side) of the 360 mall. Fresh, quality and healthy foods, blended with samples of creative and juicy cocktails, await you as you glance through the extensive menu at The Meat Co. The interior design of the restaurant is inviting as it welcomes tourists, families, couples, corporate groups and local residents alike. The exquisite restaurant has become a…See More
Apr 25, 2013
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Reactions mixed in Kuwait as US votes

Reactions mixed in Kuwait as US votes By Chidi Emmanuel, Staff Writer KUWAIT: From North to the South Pole, all eyes were glued to the television sets yesterday as Americans voted in a nail-biting presidential election marked by the spartanly different visions of the Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. For most American voters, this electioneering campaign was all about the economy and jobs, but for Kuwaitis and expatriates, it is about American foreign…See More
Nov 13, 2012
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Vintage Wonders by Chidi Emmanuel

Vintage Wonders By Chidi EmmanuelWith vintage four-wheeled beauties ranging from 1904 to 2012, the Kuwait Historical, Vintage and Classic Car Museum is where history meets modernity. Home to a collection of more than 40 historic and classic car models, it is Kuwait’s first museum specializing in vintage cars. According to the Head of Committees of Historical Vintage & Classic Cars Museum Mustafa Ali Makhseed, the museum is aimed at restoring Kuwait to the pinnacle of the region’s classic…See More
Oct 7, 2012
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Being gay in conservative Kuwait

Being gay in conservative KuwaitKUWAIT: Clutching a handbag with one hand and a male friend with the other hand, Bryan, an expatriate of Asian origin was spotted in one of the shops in Avenues buying clothes and some watches along side with (her) boyfriend. Bryan’s attractive sexy cat walk and body movement could budge any man within the neighborhood. With a quasi-bootylicious and curved figure-eight body, Bryan appears to have all it takes to be a woman. But guess what? He is not a she - but a…See More
Jul 12, 2012
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Jun 29, 2012
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EURO 2012 co-hosts prove doomsayers wrong

EURO 2012 co-hosts prove doomsayers wrong By Chidi Emmanuel KUWAIT: First Counselor of the Polish Embassy in Kuwait Roman Strzemiecki has described the EURO 2012 Football Championship co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine as a ‘resounding success’. Speaking to the press ahead of the final match in Kiev, Strzemiecki said it was the biggest event of that kind in Eastern Europe since the collapse of the communist system more than 20 years ago.“This is a historic milestone in the relations between Poland…See More
Jun 29, 2012
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Jun 21, 2012
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Prostitution trade thrives in Kuwait

Prostitutions, pimps change style amid police crackdown  Underground ‘flesh market’ booming in ‘staid’ Kuwait By Chidi Emmanuel KUWAIT: Holding a shopping bag, an umbrella and a mobile phone, Jayanti (who claimed to be from North India) could be mistaken as a working class lady who was just coming out of a shopping mall. But after a chat with a Kuwait Times reporter who posed as an undercover ‘customer’, Jayanti revealed her true identity - a sex worker. “How much will you pay me,” she asked…See More
Jun 21, 2012
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May 31, 2012
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Africans celebrate ‘Africa Day’ in style

African envoys highlight cultural and economic potentialAfricans celebrate ‘Africa Day’ in style By Chidi EmmanuelKUWAIT: Africans, Kuwaitis and expatriates converged at the Regency Hotel on Tuesday to celebrate the Africa Day. It is an annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), presently known as the African Union (AU). Its aim is to celebrate African diversity and success and to highlight the cultural and economic potential that exists on the African…See More
May 31, 2012
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Real Madrid, Ronaldo mesmerize Kuwait

Spanish giants blank Kuwait 2-0 Real, Ronaldo mesmerize Kuwait By Chidi Emmanuel KUWAIT: Activities in Kuwait were brought to a halt yesterday evening as the Spanish La Liga champions played with the Kuwait national team at the Al-Kuwait Sports Club stadium in Kaifan. The stadium was filled to capacity as Kuwaiti youths, fans and families struggled to catch a glimpse of the Madrid team. The match, which Real won 2-0, started with lots of pomp and peasantries. There were colorful fireworks…See More
May 17, 2012
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Pension for foreign workers in Kuwait?

Pension for foreignworkers in Kuwait? By Chidi EmmanuelKUWAIT: Before leaving Kuwait finally, Charlie Dag was wondering what life is going to look like in his home country Ivory Coast - having spent most of his youthful and useful years in Kuwait. Without a permanent residence or any pension scheme, the future looked bleak as he navigated through the immigration counters at Kuwait airport on his way back home. “I am glad and sad at the same time. I am happy because I was able to train my two…See More
Apr 21, 2012
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Mar 17, 2012

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A cry for the Africa----by Chidi Emmanuel

A cry for the Africa---- By Chidi Emmanuel----

KUWAIT: Africa is a continent blessed with beautiful people, natural resources and good climate. But it is being mismanaged by bad leaders. Everything seems to be working against this world-forsaken continent. Even the HIV virus that was discovered in America is taking its highest toll in Africa. When I hear Al-Qaeda and its cohorts justifying their attack because of Western polices in the Mideast region, I cry for the poor Africans. If there should be any sect or set of people that should take up arms against the West, it should be the Africans. They were humiliated by colonization and downgraded by apartheid on their land.
Africans have suffered the worst form of injustice and humiliation in this world. Many were lynched, a lot were turned into slavery by whites with ‘black hearts’. Civil wars and violence can attract the attention of the world only when it is affecting the global interest like oil production. Otherwise it will remain unnoticed till the rival factions become tired of fighting. The Tutsis, Hutus, Darfuris etc can eliminate themselves or could be eliminated without the world’s concern. But the Middle East crisis will forever be a global issue. Nobody cares about justice in Africa. Shadowy peace is what West seems to care for, neglecting justice, which is the sine-qua-non to peace.
Good a thing- upon all the poverty and penury, many Africans still believe that a living dog is better than a dead lion. They reject suicide bombing and terrorism as the last resort. Many shun the idea of dying in ‘honour’ than living in disgrace upon all that they are passing through in life. Many blacks of African origin were lynched in the US and subjected to slavery by the westerners.
I still wonder why the ‘planet demoters’ have not demoted this continent as a failed continent or as a dwarf continent. Is only in Africa that everything goes wrong. Aid donors only donate rice, meat, flour and other foodstuffs in Africa whereas they donate money, manpower and even cancel debts in other parts of the world. BBC, CNN and other Western media only see Darfur, war-ravaged Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia and the ugly ailing African faces, there by painting the humiliated continent darker than its colour. Beautiful cities like Lagos, Johannesburg, Cairo, Abuja, Abidjan, Accra etc will ‘rather spoil their camera’ if showcased.
Just to mention but a few, when Hariri (former Lebanese Premier) was assassinated, the world cried foul and a panel was constituted to investigate his murder. But most of his kinds in Africa were left unnoticed. John Garang and other African ex-leaders that have been murdered only ended up with lips-condemnation by the manipulated UN and western powers. Hostile treatments to people with African origin have become too visible. Whereas illegal immigrants are treated with little respect elsewhere, African illegals are rather treated like the worst criminals, chased with dogs at canary Island, beaten and sometimes killed.
You can call them anything but you cannot call them terrorists. Recently, Obama the US senate’s only black member (of Kenyan origin) lamented the US absence in Africa. The honourable senator urged Americans to make their presence noticeable in Africa. He noted in dismay how African migrants are being maltreated in Spain and Italy chiding the west to stop treating them like criminals. The cries of dying Darfuris will continue to haunt the world because the whole society is guilty when an innocent man is hanged.

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Being stateless in a state

Being stateless in a state

 

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

 

Sitting quietly in a shanty house in Sulaibiya, 62-year-old Mohammed couldn’t contain his tears as he narrated his life and family ordeals as a bedoon (stateless resident). “You can see where and how we are living,” he said as he opened a small cubicle where he has been living with his family for over 12 years. In a narrow alleyway near his house, Mohammed’s children (aged 5 to 12) could be seen…

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Posted on June 18, 2015 at 4:08pm

Domestic violence...Men the victims this time

Men getting battered too

By Chidi Emmanuel

 

It is 9.48 pm and Kadri A is still sitting in his Mishref office with hands on his cheeks. “We close by 8.30 pm, but I am still here, trying to avoid trouble at home,” he said in dismay. Initially, Kadri didn’t want to narrate his ordeal, but after much pressure and persuasion, he opened up.

“I know you will not believe me if I tell you this. My wife is my problem. We have been married for four years now. The first year…

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Posted on June 18, 2015 at 3:53pm

Consanguineous marriage - pros and cons

Consanguineous marriage - pros and cons

Traditionally in the Middle East, people prefer to marry those with whom they share tribal, clan or lineage affiliations. Cousin marriage is common in Kuwait and the region – encouraged by familial, social and economic ties. It is considered to increase family cohesion, minimize marital burdens (in particular, the financial burden on the husband), assure…

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Posted on June 18, 2015 at 3:49pm

The Meat Co: A must-visit dining destination

The Meat Co: A must-visit dining destination

By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: It is hard to resist the luscious aroma while entering the first floor (left side) of the 360 mall. Fresh, quality and healthy foods, blended with samples of creative and juicy cocktails, await you as you glance through the extensive menu at The Meat Co. The interior design of the restaurant is inviting as it welcomes tourists, families, couples, corporate groups and local residents alike. The exquisite…

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Posted on April 25, 2013 at 2:56pm

Reactions mixed in Kuwait as US votes

Reactions mixed in Kuwait as US votes

 

By Chidi Emmanuel, Staff Writer

 

KUWAIT: From North to the South Pole, all eyes were glued to the television sets yesterday as Americans voted in a nail-biting presidential election marked by the spartanly different visions of the Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. For most American voters, this electioneering campaign was all about the economy and jobs, but for…

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Posted on November 13, 2012 at 7:08pm

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At 5:49pm on May 23, 2011, Suza Adam said…
On the 17th & 18th October 2011 the first Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Sandton (Johannesburg) South Africa.

Called Viridis Africa, the event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.

Principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would have the audience of numerous local and foreign investors, stratified according to their interest and investment criteria.
    
Investors would include venture capital, private equity, project and corporate finance outfits and others dedicated to the clean tech sector. They would also include North American, European funding agencies, major Asian industrial conglomerates, technology specific investment funds and major companies who seek strategic alliance and acquisitions.

Please note that the deadline for your business proposal submission is 30th of July 2011.

Visit www.viridisafrica.com for more information, or contact suza.adam@spindlecommunications.com
At 10:39am on August 31, 2009, Natasja van der Vlist said…
Dear mister Emanuel,

I have not yet received an e-mail yet on natasja@solarix.nl. May be something went wrong?

Regards,
Natasja
At 9:27am on August 27, 2009, Natasja van der Vlist said…
Dear Chidi Emanuel,

Please send an e-mail to natasja@solarix.nl. I will arrange that you will receive the necessary information for the Training Biodiesel.

regards,
Natasja
At 1:13pm on August 24, 2009, Natasja van der Vlist said…
Dear Chidi Emanuel,

I read that you are interested in our Training Biodiesel in Nairobi, Kenya. it is organisized the 15th of September. Are you joining?

Regards,
Natasja van der Vlist
At 6:22pm on August 2, 2009, CLIVE RICHARDSON said…
We seek to illustrate a ten year Centre of Excellence (COE) driven, integrated agriculture to Industry bioenergy project for the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. (Two-Three years to set up and establish first harvest values + ten years of systematic extension and management of complete value chains) for approval by the Tanzania Investment Promotion Centre.

The prime areas of activity will be:

COE- at Lake Chala, with indication that this will evolve to be Univeristy Kilimanjaro East African Sustainable Bioenergy Centre; (includes + 200Ha's of Land).
CHP-Waste to energy and Biomass to Energy Arusha town (+160,000pop) and Moshi Town (+250,000pop).
City Sludge Collection and Processing Centres- Arusha and Moshi.
KIA Biorefinery- Kilimanjaro International Airport. To include CHP-Pyrolysis-MixAlco-Bio Jet Fuel and related value added liquid fuels and lubricants plus other commodity production.

We are currently assessing the requirements that will be essential for the professional agricultural extension of Jatropha Curcas Linn at specific rain fed suitable locations (non-food/non pasture or Miombo woodland/forest land locations). Setting a target of 30,000 Ha's of extension per annum.

(NB: While using Jatropha as our benchmark plant species we are aware of alternative species and waste from current (Sugar, Coffee, General) agriculture for biomass)

We have set a target of $4000 USD per Ha of extension and support; inclusive of Government of Tanzania led land assessments, allocations and community collaborations; placing a premium upon ensuring that correct land areas are identified and allocated to community members under special land title agreements for the cultivation JCL and/or other Biomass/Oil Seed energy marginal land crops with the support of the COE extension professionals, workers and equipment.

The ideology will incorporate a regional calendar of activities to include plant protection and nutrient delivery, harvest collection and transport for processing. Our model will target to harvest Biomass inclusive of oil seeds.

With professional management of the established stands the target will be to obtain up to 6% CJO (Crude Jatropha Oil) from the Biomass and to process 100% of the biomass to usable products, inclusive of recycling nutrients back to the JCL stands.

The intention is to establish a "template" that may guide the cultivation of JCL and other energy crops at strategic locations throughout the subtropical regions and suggest the various biomass processing technologies that can be developed in synergy to deliver a variety of value added energy commodities.

At an average yield of 40Mt of Biomass per Ha the potential is to deliver 1,200,000 Mt of Bio mass from 30,000 Ha, and to increase this each year by a further 30,000 Ha's for ten years. (Target following ten years of harvesting 12,000,000Mt's of Biomass from farming the approved marginal lands of the Kilimanjaro Region.)


National Policy in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana, Nigeria, Angola, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, Congo, DRC, Ethiopia, and others countries suggests that a complete bioenergy model is a requirement for obtaining decentralised energy objectives, liquid bio fuels for domestic and export sales and, for completing the cycle of agriculture that delivers nutrient back to the cultivation areas..

KBC has targeted to have Bio Jet Fuel as a lead to market export driver as delivery FOB at rural International Airports allows for a "Least Cost" export sale and minimum GHG emissions associated with manufacturing.

At this time we have not calculated the Carbon reduction accounts anticipated but will relate this TIC application to the national consultant office of the UNFCCC.

Given the objectives outlines above we would be delighted if Jatropha Africa experts would be in a position to offer details related to the DBOT possibilities with CHP waste to energy processes and suggest the complex Biorefinery servcies required to deliver a comprehensive range of energy products at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Indicating the costs of CHP, Biorefinery and other process technologies as well as projected feedstock requirements and operational outputs.

Additionally we are assuming advanced training requirements for Agricultural Extension, Agricultural Machinery Operations, Repair and Maintenance, Basic to professional farm management skills and of course the very wide range of skills that would be required to support the design, build, and operation of Bioenergy technologies at all levels for a complete Agriculture to Industry project.

The over all objective is to establish the opportunity to replicate a comprehensive agriculture to industry model at strategic locations, raising substantial funds to effect this from multi national resources.

Yours Sincerely

Clive Richardson
At 2:08am on April 6, 2009, Dr Kenneth Clarke MD PhD MBA said…
My Dear Chidi Emmanuel
I read with a tear in my eye your article "A Cry for Africa" perhaps the blame for all of Arfica's ailments lies a little closer to home than this mythical west you write of, Greed, Corruption and Power lust are human conditions and unfortunately they are manifest all over the world. To suggest that the colonial powers are to blame for all that is wrong in Africa is perhaps a view coloured by the distance of being an expat living in Kuwait. As a Jamaican I was born into a country that was under British Rule, sat at the knee of my Grand Uncle who won independence for us and saw with my own eyes the corruption and the stupidity of greed that followed. I cannot blame the colonial power because before they left Jamaica was a paradise today we are struggling with crime, with drugs and with rampant poverty. But to blame everyone else for this is some how avoiding the point that the credit for this lies in someone else's yard, when it belongs in our own.
The problems of the world will never be fixed until we stop refering to ourselves as black men or white men, but simply as men, human beings with the same desires, dreams and wishes. To see our children grow safely and healthily contented and educated, in a world that cares for each individual living in peace. Please stop beating the war drums to sell news papers or articles off the backs of the woes of this world, lets work together to try and find solutions and implement them, because as you rightly suggested no one will help us if we do not help ourselves.
 
 
 

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