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Tokyo (AFP) At an office in Tokyo, a group of asylum seekers clutching resumes listened to three Japanese companies describe their openings — rare opportunities in the country’s often impenetrable job market. Japan accepts only a handful of refugees each year and they face hurdles to employment that can seem almost insurmountable, including language requirements, cultural barriers and discrimination. But a handful of companies, driven partly by labour shortages, are now hiring refugees. Among them is Dairyu, a styrofoam manufacturer whose CEO Kenichi Osaka was hoping to find two newRead More
Female domestic workers from Tanzania are being physically and sexually abused and exploited by Gulf employers, a rights group said Tuesday in a report blocked from publication in Tanzania.Read More
Female domestic workers from Tanzania are being physically and sexually abused and exploited by employers in the Gulf, a rights group said Tuesday.Read More
Nairobi (AFP) Female domestic workers from Tanzania are being physically and sexually abused and exploited by employers in the Gulf, a rights group said on Tuesday. In a 100-page report on treatment of East African female domestic workers in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Human Rights Watch (HRW) said workers “face excessive working hours, unpaid salaries, and physical and sexual abuse.” “Many Tanzanian domestic workers in Oman and the UAE are overworked, underpaid, and abused behind closed doors,” said Rothna Begum, a women’s rights researcher with the NewRead More

Posted On October 17, 2017By In None

Wanted: Zimbabwe hangman — 50 people apply

At least 50 people want to become Zimbabwe's hangman, a job that fell vacant over a decade ago, officials said Tuesday, stressing that applicants were "very interested" in the role.Read More

Posted On September 15, 2017By In None

Nigerian union threatens general strike

A breakaway faction of Nigeria's main labour movement on Friday threatened to strike over pay and conditions, potentially paralysing activities from oil to aviation.Read More
Kenneth Madiebo isn't seeking global recognition for helping to stop the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014 -- he just wants to be paid.Read More
Lagos (AFP) Kenneth Madiebo isn’t seeking global recognition for helping to stop the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014 — he just wants to be paid. Nearly three years after the country was declared free from the virus, he and six colleagues say they are still owed money. Now, after appeals for payment fell on deaf ears, they’re taking the government to court to claim what they say is 36 months of back pay totalling nearly $450,000 (375,000 euros). Madiebo, who as incident manager at the Ebola emergency operationsRead More