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Expatriates lament ugly side of Kuwait

Feeling thirsty in an ocean full of water

 

 

Expatriates lament

ugly side of Kuwait

 

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: Oil-rich Kuwait is not an exception to criticisms. Just like other nations in the region, Kuwait has its ugly side. Having been slammed many times by civil society organizations on the issues of human rights, women's rights, democratic rights, religious freedom and bedoons among others, expatriates in Kuwait are voicing…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 17, 2012 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Audi unveils its e-tron quattro

Audi unveils its e-tron quattro,

plans big showroom in Kuwait

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

INGOLSTADT, Germany: Audi has set the bar high for motorsports as it unveiled its latest prototype e-tron Quattro in Ingolstadt, Germany. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the first Audi race car which no longer accelerated exclusively by a combustion engine. With its partially electrified hybrid drive e-tron quattro, the prototype hails a new era in LMP1 sports cars. “The project…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 8, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Audi’s Vorsprung durch Technik

Audi records healthy surplus, launches new products

 

Audi’s Vorsprung durch Technik

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

INGOLSTADT, Germany: In the midst of the turbulent global economic woos, 2011 was the most successful year for Audi as it surpasses the 1.3 million mark in the number of new cars delivered to its customers. The auto giant successfully launched 12 exquisite models onto the market ranging from a compact SUV to a full size luxury sedan. Audi sales revenues…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 8, 2012 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Audi unveils its e-tron quattro,

Audi unveils its e-tron quattro,

plans big showroom in Kuwait

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

 

 

INGOLSTADT, Germany: Audi has set the bar high for motorsports as it unveiled its latest prototype e-tron Quattro in Ingolstadt, Germany. The Audi R18 e-tron quattro is the first Audi race car which no longer accelerated exclusively by a combustion engine. With its partially electrified hybrid drive e-tron quattro, the prototype hails a new era in LMP1 sports…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 8, 2012 at 5:47pm — 1 Comment

Panic, chaos as sandstorm hits Kuwait airport

Tragedy averted as Kuwait-bound flight lands in Saudi

 

 

Panic, chaos as sandstorm hits Kuwait airport

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Airport came to a standstill for some hours yesterday after the airport’s navigation systems stopped working due the sandstorm that hit Kuwait in early hours. It was a chaotic scene at the airport as passengers scrambled for information about their flights. Some flights were cancelled while many were…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 4, 2012 at 7:33pm — 1 Comment

Why we like Kuwait: Expats’ views; Every cloud has a silver lining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUWAIT: Kuwait has a population of about 3.5 million people, of which over 2 million are foreigners. This makes Kuwaiti citizens a minority in their home country. Kuwait - just like any other country has its ups and downs. A lot of things have been said about this oil-rich nation but still, many expatriates see Kuwait as a place to be, irrespective of criticisms. Kuwait…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on February 23, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

Why we like Kuwait: Expats' views

Every cloud has a silver lining

 

 

Why we like Kuwait: Expats' views

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

 

 

KUWAIT: Kuwait has a population of about 3.5 million people, of which over 2 million are foreigners. This makes Kuwaiti citizens a minority in their home country. Kuwait - just like any other country has its ups and downs. A lot of things have been said about this oil-rich nation but still, many expatriates see Kuwait as a place to be,…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on February 23, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments

Nigerian minister lauds Kuwait, woos investors

Nigerian minister lauds

Kuwait, woos investors

By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: The Nigerian Minister of Health Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu has lauded the efforts of Kuwait government in health and human development. The minister who was on a three-day visit to Kuwait to attend the 17th joint action forum of the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) praised the Kuwait-Nigeria bilateral relations which he said is worthy of emulation. “Kuwait is more African than some African…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 13, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Et tu Ameriqi: Used, dumped and killed

Et tu Ameriqi: Used,

dumped and killed

By Chidi Emmanuel

With Libyan strongman, Muammar Gaddafi gone (in the wind), one wonders who is next on the firing line of US and the West. Many people who had worked for or allied themselves with US and the West have ended up being used, dumped, jailed and sometimes killed.

The repentant Gaddafi who renounced his nuclear ambitions, sealed oil deals with the West, received a hero’s welcome in Rome and other Western cities, was…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on November 29, 2011 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

Gradual decline of traditional postal system

Gradual decline of traditional postal system





Email, SMS, Facebook

killing the Post Office



By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: Strolling around the central Post Office in Maliya Kuwait City, the casual observer would be shocked at the steady decline of what was, only a few years ago, a busy office bustling with activity. In recent years, the domestic postal service has watched its core business of delivering mail erode as many now prefer to use email services, text… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on September 26, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Stereotypes, racism favoritism in Kuwait

"Country! Country! Country!"





Stereotypes, racism favoritism in Kuwait



By Chidi Emmanuel



KUWAIT: "Egyptian! Oh no, I will not sell my car to an Egyptian," replied an Indian man who advertised his Chevrolet jeep for sale on the Indiansinkuwait.com website. Sameh Omar, the Egyptian expatriate who wanted to buy the vehicle, was bewildered by the seller's reaction, asking, "What does he actually want? The money or the nationality of the buyer?"

To confirm… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on September 9, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Terror has no religion

Terror has no religion

By Chidi Emmanuel

The ferocious attack in Norway that has claimed 91 lives so far has grabbed the headlines of almost all the major print, radio and television news media. Interestingly and surprisingly, however, one phrase is invariably missing from the headlines and most commentaries – ‘terror attack.’ Many newspapers and other news channels are shying away from calling this a terror attack. The attacks have rather been described as massacre, bloody, deadly,… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 28, 2011 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

SOS: Save dying Somalis, instead of arming rebels

SOS: Save dying Somalis,

instead of arming rebels





By Chidi Emmanuel

A desperate situation requires urgent and desperate action. “Please help us. Where are our Western, Muslims, Christians and African brothers?” one Somali nursing mother cried out on the Al-Jazeera TV channel as she clutched her malnourished baby. It is very pathetic to watch the flood of exhausted, rail-thin hungry, pale looking men, women and children on the TV, limping into refugee camps in Kenya… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 21, 2011 at 6:58pm — 1 Comment

Frankenstein you create will ‘haunt you sooner or later’

Frankenstein you create will ‘haunt you sooner or later’



By Chidi Emmanuel

From Vietnam to Afghanistan, as years go by, the West still doesn’t get it: ‘The Frankenstein you created will come back to haunt you sooner or later.’ The Mujahedeen and Taleban were armed in Afghanistan to fight off the Soviet forces in earlier wars, but have since turned those arms and expertise against those who armed them (US). In Vietnam it was a similar story.

UN Resolution 1973 only… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 3, 2011 at 6:25pm — 1 Comment

Mafi oil in Syria

By Chidi Emmanuel

How many dead bodies will be enough before the Big Three (US, Britain, France) and their Arab League counterparts move for a resolution (even if it is non-binding) against Syria? ‘Gaddafi is killing his own people’ was the chorus from this Tom, Dick and Harry trio when the Western powers justified their Libyan invasion. The question at present is: What is President Assad doing right now? ‘Maybe he’s killing his own animals’? Hundreds of people have been slaughtered in… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on May 5, 2011 at 6:20pm — No Comments

The We vs Them Dichotomy; the unanswered questions

IN MY VIEW



The We vs Them Dichotomy; the unanswered questions



By Chidi Emmanuel



When the US-led coalition forces invaded Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11, many said it fuelled terrorism. When Israel launched a war against Hezbollah (though it was disproportionate), no one bothered to ask why. The reason for waging the war- (Hezbollah-Katusha rockets raining on Northern Israel, unprovoked Hezbollah attacks and the kidnappings of two Israeli troops) fell on deaf… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 8, 2010 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

Gays becoming more tactical

Gays becoming more tactical

By Chidi Emmanuel



They look very responsible and are always eager to help. Many offer gifts at random with smiles on their faces. Beware of these ‘innocent’ looking faces that appear to be harmless many are gays roaring around on the streets looking for preys. At the bus stops, they offer lift enthusiastically even when you don’t need them. To them every nationality is good and nice. Nothing makes them angry, as they are hell bent on getting you on… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 8, 2010 at 4:16pm — 1 Comment

Welcome to South Africa- it’s possible

Welcome to South Africa- it’s possible







By Chidi Emmanuel



‘Yes we can’ -The road to South Africa



KUWAIT: After years of unrelenting hard work and intense global scrutiny of its ability to deliver, the ‘Rainbow Nation’ is telling the world ‘Yes We Can.’ South Africa has produced 11 World Cup stadia - matching and exceeding international standards. In an exclusive interview with the Kuwait Times, the South African Ambassador Extraordinary and… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 7, 2010 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

Is Paracetamol the only drug made for Kuwait expatriates?

Is Paracetamol the only drug

made for Kuwait expatriates?



By Chidi Emmanuel, Staff Writer





Is Paracetamol the only medicine made for the expatriates in Kuwait hospitals and clinics despite our KD 50 yearly medical insurance?" Ahmed Abdullah, a disenchanted Egyptian expatriate, queried in dismay as he narrated his ordeal at Farwaniya hospital. "The last time I came here, I was given Paracetamol and Cephalexin and the doctor told me to come back after four days if… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on May 14, 2010 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

Nigeria 'safe, good for business': Kuwait envoy

Nigeria 'safe, good for business': Kuwait envoy…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 15, 2010 at 4:57pm — 2 Comments

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