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LOUD WHISPERS: The Float Truck

LOUD WHISPERS: The Float Truck

I know that Loud Whispers is very late this week. I sincerely apologise to all my readers who must have kept visiting Above Whispers hoping that something new has been posted. Even though I know you fully understand that I am very busy with the campaign activites, I did promise that I would try and […]

The Female CEO In Kenya

The Female CEO In Kenya

Looking at our economy, Kenya recorded a decrease in the unemployment rate to 11 percent in 2017 from 11.29 percent in 2015, with the all-time high being 12.18 percent in 2010 and a record low of 8.10 percent in 1999. These statistics continue to reflect a high youth unemployment rate. Companies have opted to downsize […]

Canada Earmarks $3.5 Billion To Tackle Health Challenges Of Nigerian Women, Children

Canada Earmarks $3.5 Billion To Tackle Health Challenges Of Nigerian Women, Children

The Canadian government has earmarked $3.5 billion to advance the health of women and children in Nigeria, Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Christopher Thorney has said. Mr. Thorney made this known during the Multi-Country Dissemination of the Rapid Access Expansion (RAcE) Project on Integrated Community Case Management of Childhood Illnesses (iCCM) in Abuja on Tuesday. […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Should I or Shouldn’t I; Can I or Can’t I?

There are no certainties about the future, but it doesn’t stop us trying to find them. We can end up becoming so worried about what might happen that we miss opportunities for embracing new, richer more rewarding experiences. Sometimes the most important decisions have to be made on the basis of insufficient evidence. Action is […]

Support Women In Mines By Protecting Their Rights

Support Women In Mines By Protecting Their Rights

Members of Parliament and human rights activists have asked government to enforce the laws in the mining sector to protect the right of women in the sector. The MPs and other stakeholders said women in the minerals sector face a lot of challenges, which need to be addressed. The call was made during the National […]

World Intellectual Property Day: Innovation – Improving Lives

World Intellectual Property Day: Innovation – Improving Lives

Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year, we’ll explore how innovation is making our lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable, turning problems into progress. We’ll look at how the intellectual property […]

Syrian Refugees Transform Crisis Into A Drama

Syrian Refugees Transform Crisis Into A Drama

Amid the familiar bustle of daily life in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, something out of the ordinary is taking place in a dusty yard outside one of the many thousands of shelters. A dozen or so refugees are busy erecting sets, setting up lights and cameras, and donning makeup and costumes. Ahmed Hareb and his […]

We Still Have Work to Do On Human Trafficking Awareness

We Still Have Work to Do On Human Trafficking Awareness

Despite statistics showing a downward trend in the number of registered human trafficking and child abuse crimes, there is still lack of awareness among the population to ensure the vices are reported as and when they happen, Prosecutor General Richard Muhumuza has said. The two vices, along with Gender-Based Violence, formed part of President Paul […]

Budding Entrepreneurs Must Learn From The Failure Of Others, Not Just The Success

Budding Entrepreneurs Must Learn From The Failure Of Others, Not Just The Success

“How do I start a business?” “What is the best way to grow my business?” These are the questions put to me time and time again by new or aspiring entrepreneurs. When it comes to starting a business, entrepreneurs often get stuck at the “how” rather than the “why”. They identify an idea or a […]

The Ugly Reality of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Here are some of the challenges female entrepreneurs face in the startup world. “It’s so nice when a housewife has an idea.” That was the first eye-opening comment I heard when I was trying to raise funding for my company. It was also the first time I realized that being a woman entrepreneur would present […]