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Life In Italy Is Not Rosy, But Nothing, Not Even Racism Will Bring Kenyans Home

The allure of leaving Kenya to reside in Europe or the US is a bug that bites young people quite aggressively. But if they knew the reality of living in these foreign lands, most would shelve the lofty ideas of paradise in developed countries.   Despite these countries’ meticulous planning, an efficient transport system that […]

High unemployment, strict austerity, weak economic growth: people in Europe’s crisis-stricken states worry about the future, in particular the youth. Could their frustration manifest itself in radicalization? Slowly but surely, Europe is dragging itself out of its economic crisis. According to latest forecasts, the overall eurozone economy will grow by around 1 percent in the […]

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When Marcio Charata lost his well-paying job in southern Portugal two years ago, he fired off resumes to all his contacts. Determined to survive the economic woes strangling Europe, he secured 20 interviews — but no job. So he set his sights on a faraway and unlikely market: Mozambique, Portugal’s once war-torn former colony. Today, […]

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People who cannot afford to eat out are being offered an alternative menu by a Spanish restaurant: do an hour’s work rather than pay the bill. In a move echoing similar initiatives elsewhere during the recession, the Troboda in Catalonia caters partly for the long-term unemployed who live below the poverty line. In return for […]

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