Tag Archives: Kuwait

Employer of Filipina maid found dead in freezer arrested

Police have arrested the employer of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait after a weeks-long manhunt. Joanna Demafelis, 29, was found frozen in her employers’ apartment more than a year after she was reported missing. Nader Essam Assaf was arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of murder, the Philippines department of foreign affairs said on Friday. Ms ...

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Over 800 Ghanaians in Saudi Arabia to return home

About 800 Ghanaian migrants living in Saudi Arabia illegally have turned themselves in at Ghana’s mission there to be deported. This follows a three-month amnesty granted illegal residents by the Saudi government to leave or be sanctioned. Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway explained in a Citi News interview that the Ghana government is subsidizing the cost of travel of some individuals ...

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Kuwait mission will rescue distressed Ghanaian citizens – Ablakwa

A Ranking Member on the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament, Okudzeto Ablakwa has justified government’s decision to set up a diplomatic mission in Kuwait. There have been a series of reports on maltreatment of Ghanaian who visit Kuwait as domestic workers in Kuwait. [contextly_sidebar id=”EJ6O8EI5TL5xB5fbSClSvmwDJBeSqMBf”]But Mr. Ablakwa believes the establishment of a mission in Kuwait will tackle the inhumane treatment ...

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Pigeon ‘caught with backpack of drugs’

Customs officials in Kuwait have apprehended a pigeon carrying drugs in a miniature backpack, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai reports. A total of 178 pills were found in the fabric pocket attached to its back, the newspaper says. The bird was caught near the customs building in Abdali, close to the border with Iraq. An al-Rai journalist said the drugs were a ...

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Over 500 Ghanaians to be repatriated from Saudi Arabia

The Ghana Embassy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has appealed to Ghanaians living in Saudi Arabia without residency and work permits to take advantage of a package by the Embassy to repatriate them to Ghana. Saudi Arabia, in March 2017, announced a 90-day amnesty for persons living in that country illegally who wished to return to their countries of ...

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Beauty and the Beast pulled from cinemas in Kuwait

Beauty and the Beast has been pulled from Kuwaiti cinemas amid concerns from censors. The live-action remake of the classic animation makes LeFou, villain Gaston’s sidekick, the first openly gay character in a Disney film. A board member at the National Cinema Company, which operates most of Kuwait’s cinemas, said an edited version might be screened later this week. Disney ...

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