My intriguing experience in North Cyprus as a student

On their way from the airport, the prevalent deserted road and barren land stared back at them. The school bus cruised through the dry Savannah and scrubs majestically. Outside, a heat shimmer could be seen escaping the overheated roadway, with each passing breeze lifting dust from the bare land. Inside, the new students who had just landed on the Island sat with faces transfixed onto the windows trying to understand their new world.

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As soon as I landed in Cape Town, I missed home

“I left Nairobi on 24th July 2018 and landed at Cape Town International Airport on the same day,” says Mwangi Gakuya, a middle-aged Kenyan man who travelled abroad for a job opportunity.

Mwangi observes that his first experience of the coastal weather in the west coast of South Africa was unwelcoming. He was not used to the high humidity and felt rather uncomfortable. But he was optimistic.

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Giving voice to the voiceless

Just like any investigative journalist, Pat Robert Larubi was chasing people and organizations in search of special feature articles. When he was not writing about politics, he was using his writing skills to highlight injustices including human rights and ways to resolve them. It is while solving these injustices that he was enticed into one of East Africa’s major discrimination challenges, Albinism.

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Dating your co-worker is marvellous until it is not! Here is my experience

Ours started as a friendship.

One morning as I was seated in the front office, a young, shy man walked in to get directions to a department in my then organisation. He would end up working as a finance liaison officer for several years. Once in a while, he offered me support with my work so that we could enjoy plenty of time together without me worrying about pending assignments.  

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World breastfeeding week 2019: working with your baby’s needs

The importance of early breastfeeding cannot be emphasized enough. Apart from promoting mother-child bond, it is considered the healthiest way to nurse a newborn baby. According to research, breastfeeding the baby within the first hour, which is also known as the ‘golden hour’, provides your baby with optimal nutrients meant for growth and development. It is good for the mother too.

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