Enticed by the promise of well-paying jobs as factory-hands in the United States of America (USA), six women aged between 29 and 38 years agreed to leave Vietnam: believing their Chinese recruiter would deliver as promised. They never landed on the shores of America as promised but rather landed thousands of miles away on the coast of Ghana’s twin city, SekondiTakoradi.
The African Media Initiative (AMI) has announced new funding opportunities for business and technology stories in its pan-African journalism competition. The African Story Challenge is inviting applications from individual journalists and newsrooms with unique story ideas or projects on business and technology that can only be produced with substantial support.
By AMI, 3 March 2014
PARIS, France, February 18, 2014 — Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is sponsoring the first edition of the Media Awards on Electrical Counterfeiting in Africa, to be held between February 18 and March 9, 2014.