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Caroline Wanjiku, A Female Ex-Diasporan Shoe Shiner With a Master’s Degree From Italy – [VIDEO]

This is the story of Caroline Wanjiku, a Kenyan lady who has ventured into the shoe-shining business in Nairobi. Ms Wanjiku is one of the few women shoe shiners in Kenya, a business that for so long had been dominated by men. The 33 year old lady holds a Master’s Degree in Social Communications from […]

Germany can refuse to give unemployment benefit to EU citizens it believes are “welfare tourists”, according to a European ruling on Tuesday. The advocate general of the European Court of Justice said the state could reject applications for German unemployment benefit Hartz IV from foreigners from other EU countries to prevent abuse of the system […]

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Parts of Britain are now poorer than Poland, Lithuania and Hungary, official figures reveal. People in the Welsh Valleys and Cornwall – Britain’s two poorest areas – scrape by on less than £14,300 a year on average. Because Britain is so expensive, this leaves families in these areas worse off than those vast swathes of […]

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Only a fraction of the qualified professionals who come to Denmark to find a job end up getting one; most end up in menial employment or give up. The Danish Green Card Scheme has attracted around 8,000 well-qualified workers to Denmark since its inception in 2007, but only a scant few of them have landed […]

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A food bank charity says it has handed out 913,000 food parcels in the last year, up from 347,000 the year before. The Trussell Trust said a third were given to repeat visitors but that there was a “shocking” 51% rise in clients to established food banks. It said benefit payment delays were the main […]

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