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Coronavirus Steals Jobs In Urban Kenya

Coronavirus Steals Jobs In Urban Kenya

In the last three months, teacher Faith Njeri has been a regular customer at a courier service office in Nairobi, collecting parcels sent from her village three hours drive north of the capital. When the coronavirus pandemic closed the private school where she taught, “I was left jobless,” she said. Efforts to feed her family by washing […]

Coronavirus Crisis : Women’s Jobs At Risk In Latin America

Coronavirus Crisis : Women’s Jobs At Risk In Latin America

Women in Latin America are more at risk than men of losing their jobs and not returning to work due to the coronavirus crisis, experts said on Tuesday, calling on governments to adopt measures to assist women in low-paid jobs. Women dominate the low-paid and informal sectors hardest hit by weeks of lockdowns and stay-at-home […]

Women Demand Repeal of Laws Limiting Freedoms

Women Demand Repeal of Laws Limiting Freedoms

The Women’s Union called for abolishing laws restricting freedoms and the participation of women in commissions and institutions of the transitional government. In a memorandum handed over to Sovereign Council members Aisha Mousa and Raja Abdelmaseeh at the presidential palace yesterday, the Women’s Union called for achieving justice and speeding up the formation of an […]

For Diversity And Inclusion – Accepting Talents Not Colour

For Diversity And Inclusion – Accepting Talents Not Colour

There are many reasons why building diverse teams within inclusive environments is beneficial. Others have written about them at length, and the cases are compelling. If you aren’t already familiar with the data and rationale, please take the time to do some research on it. Without strong intrinsic motivation from your leadership, change is unlikely. With that […]

Young Women’s Life Experiences Improve With Full-Time Jobs

Young Women’s Life Experiences Improve With Full-Time Jobs

Finding decent work can be a life-changing experience. Gallup research shows worldwide, men and women tend to rate their lives and many of their experiences better when they have full-time work. This has important implications for the world’s young people — more than 73 million of whom are looking for jobs — and particularly for […]

The One Life Skill You Can’t Afford to Neglect

The One Life Skill You Can’t Afford to Neglect

Thanks to technology, we are without a doubt the most connected group of human beings to ever live on planet Earth. This should be a good thing. As humans, we are social animals. Not only do we thrive on social bonds, but our success as a species can in part be explained by our propensity […]

Uganda To Support Pakistan Bid For UN Jobs

Uganda To Support Pakistan Bid For UN Jobs

 Uganda is to back any Pakistan-sponsored candidate seeking an elective job in the UN Security Council or any other slot in the world body. Foreign Affairs state minister Oryem Okello announced the pledge of support on Sunday while addressing a gathering of Ugandans and Pakistani nationals in Lahore during celebrations to mark Uganda’s 54th Independence […]

FG’s 500,000 Jobs: Final Tests Begin Today

FG’s 500,000 Jobs: Final Tests Begin Today

THE final assessment for over one million Nigerians who applied online for the Federal Government’s 500,000 job scheme for unemployed graduates will begin today. According to a statement by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant, Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, the assessments in the various categories of the N-Power programme will end on […]

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

7 Underrated Job Skills That Will Get You a Raise

Hard work, negotiating prowess, teamwork: These are on every list of job skills that can help you get a raise. Hence, every one of your co-workers — the ones competing for that promotion you want — know about them, too. But there are many other, lesser-known and vastly underrated key skills that could help you […]

Tackling Illegal Fishing In Western Africa Could Create 300,000 Jobs

Tackling Illegal Fishing In Western Africa Could Create 300,000 Jobs

If governments in western Africa could end illegal fishing by foreign commercial vessels and build up national fleets and processing industries, they could generate billions of dollars in extra wealth and create around 300,000 jobs, according to a new report (pdf). The devastating, social, economic and human consequences of overfishing in western Africa’s coastal waters […]

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