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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…Continue
Living together and
With a surge in cases of divorce in Kuwait against the backdrop of growing financial hardships, Kuwait Times weighed the pros and cons of working with your spouse. In order to have a better understanding, spouses were asked if they would like to work together - either in the same…Continue
Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 28, 2018 at 5:28pm — No Comments
Expatriates shun general public hospitals as hike bites – Kuwait Situations
By Chidi Emmanuel
KUWAIT: At Sabah Healthcare facility, it is no more time business enterprise as standard. The wards appear to be empty with several sufferers all over. At the male ward, Kuwait Situations spoke to just one of the sufferers (or fairly the only patient) in a room that generally accommodates at minimum eight, as he packed his items to go away the medical…Continue
Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 2, 2018 at 3:19pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 18, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 18, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 18, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments
Added by jamie qiu on March 6, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments
Greetings, My name is John Washington, Director of a non-profit program called African Renaissance House is based in Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A. We are a coalition of civic, social and business leaders who are committed to investing in West Africa nations through commerce, international cultural exchange and increased opportunities for Africans in diaspora and West Africans. I'm a seeking consultation from…Continue
On the 15th and 16th of October 2013, Viridis Africa hosts their third Clean Technology conference at Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event is dedicated to the introduction of clean technologies as well as associated business/investment opportunities.
The intention of Viridis Africa is to bring together investors such as Inspired Evolution, Sterling Waterford Securities, Lerako Metier, the IDC, Curatio Capital, Vantage Capital and the…Continue
Added by Suza Adam on July 17, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 25, 2013 at 2:56pm — No Comments
This October 15 & 16 will mark the third year Viridis Africa is to be held. It will be bigger, better, more defined and refined in achieving its stated goal of bringing together both investors and entrepreneurs from Africa to meet…Continue
Added by Suza Adam on March 23, 2013 at 9:18am — No Comments
In the light of the recent events with the Boeing 787, I wrote an article about the search for a greener aviation fuel.
Global airtravel will hit a whooping 1.2 billion people by 2032 and just having fuel efficient planes might not be enough to rising carbon emissions. Several feedstocks are been explored and the next couple of years should be an exciting one for investors and airlines alike.…Continue
Added by michael gagariga on January 21, 2013 at 11:14pm — No Comments
Following on the success of the launch of Viridis Africa 2012, where more than 20 major investment opportunities were presented to prospective investors, Viridis Africa is now soliciting business plans in the clean tech industry from entrepreneurs seeking funding to turn their projects to account.
Viridis Africa as its name suggests in Latin, is about investment into "green" sustainable technologies and projects, presented by entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to…
Added by Suza Adam on January 2, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
On the 15th & 16th October 2013 the third Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg South Africa. Called Viridis Africa, (www.viridisafrica.com) the event is dedicated to entrepreneurs and corporates who are seeking funding to introduce clean technology solutions and services.
Principals who would present…Continue
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…Continue
Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on November 13, 2012 at 7:08pm — No Comments
By Chidi Emmanuel
With 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…Continue
Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on October 7, 2012 at 5:07pm — No Comments
Africa as yet is not considered as a high priority geography for the introduction of so called clean technologies, with some exceptions.
Recent studies put Africa with investor attention relating to the above at the last place (15%), yet the need for such technologies to drive the betterment of socio –economic condition of the continent is clearly present.
Generation of renewable energy can prove both commercially and socio-economically promising for many of…Continue
Added by Suza Adam on August 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Spindle Communications provides marketing and communications advice and solutions for associations, companies, local authorities and brands at the forefront of the cleantech and low carbon economies.
The Spindle Communications team offers over 20 years experience and expertise gained…
Added by Suza Adam on August 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), a joint initiative of the Danish government and the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department (ONEC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB), approved on August 17 its first grant of USD 825,000 to finance the concept phase of the Green Tech Financial Facility – a vehicle for investments in private-sector driven green…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 27, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments