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Vintage Wonders by Chidi Emmanuel

Vintage Wonders


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…


Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on October 7, 2012 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Investing in Clean Technologies for Africa

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…


Added by Suza Adam on August 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Green public relations for cleantech companies in Africa

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 through advising come of Southern Africa's leading cleantech…


Added by Suza Adam on August 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

SEFA Approves First Grant for Conceptualization of Green Tech Financial Facility

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…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 27, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Morocco Taps $6.2 Billion Precautionary Loan from IMF

-     North African country implementing political and economic reforms

-     Credit line underpins Morocco’s strong economic fundamentals and solid policy track record

-     Morocco says liquidity line is insurance policy if international conditions worsen

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $6.2 billion liquidity line for…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 7, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments

[Interview] Akinpelu Shogunle talks Energy in Africa

Akinpelu Shogunle, MD, Highland Energy Solution Services Ltd., talks to ABC about Energy in Africa. His interview:

Could you tell us about your company and where you operate from?

Highland Energy Solution Services Limited, a Federal Republic of Nigeria incorporated business, is an…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 6, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Reducing Catfish Feeding Costs (A Secret Weapon) – Part 1 of 2

By Tayo K. Solagbade

From a small pond operation to a high output facility, the ideas offered in this article can be put to immediate use by any willing African catfish farmer. Your farm size does not matter. Most of the information supplied is based on published findings from…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on August 1, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

AfDB Finances Rural Development in Casamance in Senegal

Intervention Context

Casamance, located in southwestern Senegal, has been involved in a struggle for independence since the 1980s. The Rural Development Support Project in Casamance (PADERCA) falls within the framework of the Economic and Social Activities Revitalization…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 30, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Niger: AfDB funds local development support project in Diffa region


The Diffa region to the far south-east of Niger is one of the areas most affected by cycles of drought, characterized especially by dune encroachment, increased silting in agricultural and stock breeding areas and a steady deterioration of the natural environment.

The project

In order to preserve…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 30, 2012 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2013 to Award USD 150,000 to Winners! Applications Open Now …

The second round of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), which aims to reward innovation across Africa in key sectors of interest, was launched on 2nd of July. It will award USD 150,000 to winners who deliver market-oriented solutions for African-led development.

The Prize is a joint…


Added by Andrea Ayemoba on July 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Being gay in conservative Kuwait

Being gay in conservative Kuwait

KUWAIT: 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…


Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on July 12, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

EURO 2012 co-hosts prove doomsayers wrong

EURO 2012 co-hosts prove doomsayers wrong



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…


Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 29, 2012 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

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…


Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on June 21, 2012 at 3:22pm — 1 Comment

Africans celebrate ‘Africa Day’ in style

African envoys highlight cultural and economic potential

Africans celebrate ‘Africa Day’ in style


By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: 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…


Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on May 31, 2012 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

AGRA revamps small-scale farming

The Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) leads the way in helping Ghana to achieve a green revolution by boosting small-scale farming in the country.

With a vision to make Africa food-secured, AGRA is moving agricultural products from input suppliers to farmers’ fields and ultimately to consumers’ tables, thereby contributing to…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 31, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Electricity Program Expands Access to Energy for Ethiopians with Support from the World Bank

The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank today approved a US$200 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA*) to the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to increase rural coverage and to provide access to affordable, modern, cost-effective electricity services to its citizens.

Over the past 5 years, GoE has made some commendable strides in improving access to…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 30, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments

A new Africa or just hype?

Page through any Africa section in the global press and you’re likely to be introduced to tech-savvy graduates in hip offices, stock traders checking commodity prices on mobile phones, or African “lions” picking up where Asia’s “tigers” left off. By now everyone has heard that six of the world’s fastest growing economies are African.



Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 24, 2012 at 9:40am — No Comments

AfDB President Welcomes G8 Initiative on African Agriculture

African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka capped a visit to Washington with a landmark meeting at the Group of Eight (G8) Summit on Saturday.

The special session focused on agriculture policy in Africa, and in particular, a fresh initiative called the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition.

The meeting was hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama at Camp David near Washington, where this year’s G8 Summit of the world’s largest economies took…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 21, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

US companies pledge to invest $150m in Africa

African agricultural projects and products in the next few years will get a boost of $150 million from a group of U.S. seed, chemical and equipment companies.

The investments pledged by DuPont, Monsanto, Cargill and others are part of an overall $3 billion effort by companies around the world announced by President Barack Obama.

Along with companies from India, Israel, Switzerland, Norway and the United Kingdom, and 20 companies from Africa, the corporations have committed some…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 21, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

FOXit – first year in and totally agile

In its first year of operation, FOXit, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and service provider focused on Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) in business, has gained ground within the enterprise solution development and application space and demonstrated why agility means everything in business today.

The company, along with several industry partners including EOH Consulting, Microsoft, Nintex and PWC Exordia, recently celebrated the business’ first birthday.



Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on May 21, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

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