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Kenyan Domestic Workers’ Doomed Voyages To The Gulf

By Joyce Chimbi Distress calls from vulnerable Kenyan women in Saudi Arabia experiencing mistreatment and torture at the hands of their employers went from 88 in 2019/2020 to 1,025 just one year later. And this fear is all too familiar for 28-year-old Wanjiku Njoki. The young woman’s whose search for greener pastures in the Gulf landed her in the hands of a physically, mentally, and verbally abusive employer. In 2018, she travelled to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. That year, Wanjiku was one of an estimated 57,000 to 100,000 Kenyans who travel to Gulf countries, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Bahrain annually,

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African Bananas And The Panama Wilt

The future of African bananas is of great concern compared to the rumors circulating that imported bananas from Somalia can cause death because of the presence of worms. What is worrying is the new strain of Panama disease or tropical race 4 (TR4) that’s threatening the existence of the world’s most beloved fruit. Scientists are racing to fight the banana wilt and prevent the obliteration of bananas that are sources of livelihood and nutrition in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. A Lethal Disease Bananas are favored by consumers around the world. They taste good, are easy to eat, and versatile. In addition, bananas contain

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Transform Your Mindset In 2022

By Ian Fuhr January is always a time of reflection and introspection. We set goals for ourselves, we plan how we will grow our businesses and we focus on making the year at hand our

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Smart Satellite Service Connectivity Alternatives

Emerging satellite technologies are opening new and attractive alternative options for connecting consumers, schools and businesses across Africa. The intrinsic advantages of satellite services, combined with the new performance and cost metrics of Smart Satellite

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Sudan: 15 attacks on health facilities and workers in two months

With the crisis escalating in Sudan, there have been 15 reports of attacks on healthcare workers and health facilities since last November, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.  According to WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, the Organization is following

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