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African Union to celebrate Africa Day, declares 2022 ‘Year of Nutrition’

African Union to celebrate Africa Day, declares 2022 ‘Year of Nutrition’







By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: As part of their efforts to promote peace, investment and tourism, African ambassadors in Kuwait on Wednesday highlighted the key programs lined up to make Africa one of the greatest economies. At a press briefing held at Crowne Plaza hotel ahead of the African Day celebration, the envoys urged Kuwaitis and foreigners to explore the vast investment opportunities in… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on May 25, 2022 at 6:24pm — No Comments

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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 2, 2022 at 3:54pm — No Comments

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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 25, 2022 at 2:16pm — No Comments

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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 8, 2022 at 5:35pm — No Comments

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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 3, 2022 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The state of the statelessness

The state of the statelessness

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 playing football…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 5, 2021 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Thoughts of suicide? You are not alone and there is help

Thoughts of suicide? You are not alone and there is help

By Chidi Emmanuel

According to Shakespeare, "There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face." It is really hard to imagine what led an associate, coworker, friend, family member or celebrity to commit suicide. Sometimes we may not have clear warning signs, leading us to wonder what clues we might have missed in order to save their life.

Suicide can be triggered by a multitude of factors, including poverty,…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on November 6, 2021 at 1:49pm — No Comments

The other victims of COVID-19

The other victims of COVID-19

By Chidi Emmanuel

As the health and human toll of the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so does the financial fallout. The economic consequences of the pandemic have resulted in unprecedented job losses across the globe. The repercussions of the pandemic are widespread, but Kuwait's foreign workers have been particularly impacted.

COVID-19 affected businesses and disrupted trade, which exacerbated the hardships of expats, who constitute…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on October 9, 2021 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Home gardening blooming amid COVID-19 lockdown

Home gardening blooming amid COVID-19 lockdown

By Chidi Emmanuel…
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Added 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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 8, 2019 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on March 23, 2019 at 5:11pm — No Comments

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

Pros and cons of couples working together -- By Chidi Emmanuel

 

 

 

 

Pros and cons of couples working together

 

Living together and

working together?

 

 

By Chidi Emmanuel

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…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on April 28, 2018 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Expatriates shun general public hospitals as hike bites – Kuwait Situations

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…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on January 2, 2018 at 3:19pm — No Comments

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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 18, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 18, 2015 at 3:53pm — No Comments

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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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 18, 2015 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Solar Kits for the Low-income people

 

Should you have any interests,please just feel free to contact me for more information.

Looking forward to hear your reply soon. 

Wish you…
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Added by jamie qiu on March 6, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

Seeking solar experts to assist with solar energy technician school in West Africa.

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…

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Added by John Washington on October 9, 2013 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

Big cleantech investors for clean tech projects in Africa presented at Viridis Africa

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…

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Added by Suza Adam on July 17, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments

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