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Diaspora Insurance partners Africa Heritage Expo in Switzerland; backs various Africa Day events across the UK

By Diaspora Insurance News Diaspora Insurance is one of the key partners for the Africa Heritage Expo to be held this weekend  in Zurich, Switzerland as one of a number of events commemorating Africa Day across Europe and the United Kingdom (UK). May 25 was set as Africa Day to commemorate the historic founding in 1963, of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), precursor to today’s African Union (AU). The day is aimed at celebrating the successes and progress made across the 54-country continent which has a diverse population of over 1.2 billion people who speak more than 3,000 languages.… Read More
team4dfiDiaspora Insurance partners Africa Heritage Expo in Switzerland; backs various Africa Day events across the UK

How to offer support to someone grieving the loss of a loved one: Dos and Don’ts

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult experience, and knowing how to support someone who is grieving can be challenging. During times of loss, the words we choose to express our sympathy and comfort can make a significant difference in the grieving process. In this article, we’ll explore what to say (and what not to say) to someone who is mourning the loss of a loved one, while also highlighting the importance of being prepared with solutions like the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan, a funeral insurance policy that provides financial assistance during times of bereavement. What to Say: “I’m… Read More
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Diaspora Insurance named Zim Achievers Awards sponsor as Nutty O up for gong

By Diaspora Insurance News UNITED KINGDOM: Award winning dancehall star Nutty O’s star continues to rise as he is set to be honoured at the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards (Z.A.A) United Kingdom Edition on Saturday in Birmingham. The music star is one of selected personalities to be honoured at the prestigious annual event, which also revealed financial and risk solutions company Diaspora Insurance as the sponsors of the honorary awards category. Commending nominees for the awards, Diaspora Insurance CEO Jeff MAdzingo said; “A heartfelt thank you to organizers of the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards. “Diaspora Insurance is deeply honoured to be a… Read More
team4dfiDiaspora Insurance named Zim Achievers Awards sponsor as Nutty O up for gong

Preserving dignity: The case of crowdfunding in African communities

In the aftermath of loss, when grief weighs heavy and hearts ache with the absence of loved ones, the last thing anyone should be burdened with is the financial strain of arranging a farewell. Yet, in a world where uncertainty looms and life’s certainties include death’s inevitability, too many find themselves turning to platforms like GoFundMe in desperate pleas for assistance. But herein lies a poignant truth: there is no dignity in scrambling for funeral funds when viable alternatives like the Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan exist. The Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan stands as a beacon of reassurance in the face… Read More
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IN PICTURES: Diaspora Insurance stand hive of activity at Bobi Wine London show

By Diaspora Insurance News Diaspora Insurance was one of the main partners for Bobi Wine’s ‘Return of the Gladiator’ show which was held in London last weekend. Thousands of fans turned up for the show and the Ugandan musician-cum-politician lived up to their expectations. The Diaspora Insurance stand at the venue – the Intercontinental hotel at the O2 – was a hive of activity as many people enquired about the company’s bespoke Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan as well as the recently launched group schemes. Below are some images from the event:  … Read More
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How to start the conversation about your burial wishes

Starting a conversation about your burial wishes can be challenging especially in African homes where it is considered taboo to talk about death. Talking about death is usually associated with fast-forwarding the death. However, it is important for your loved ones to understand your preferences. This is more so where there are likely to be diverse preferences among those who would make decisions about your burial. Questions like, would you want a burial or a cremation? Would you want to be buried abroad or in your country of birth? Issues of do you want an extravagant or a simple burial?… Read More
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Diaspora Insurance meets Kenyan ambassador in Germany; talks focus on strengthening ties and supporting Kenyans abroad

By Diaspora Insurance News The Kenyan diaspora in Germany received a positive boost with a recent meeting between H.E. Stella Makoya Orina, the newly appointed Kenyan Ambassador, and representatives from Diaspora Insurance. This fruitful discussion focused on two critical areas: understanding the insurance needs of Kenyans abroad and fostering cultural connections within Germany. Diaspora Insurance was represented by executive director, Dr Sibert Mandega, who was accompanied by Joy Zenz African Women of Europe founder Joy Zenz. The Ambassador expressed her concern about the financial strain families face when dealing with bereavement. Often, Kenyans in the diaspora rely on embassies for… Read More
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UK: Fundraising appeal for Zambian nurse who died after ‘brief but intense’ battle with brain tumour

By Diaspora Insurance News A GoFundMe appeal has been lunched for a Zambian nurse who succumbed to a brain tumour in Manchester earlier this month. Janet Chimbanga Chileshe, who died on the first of April, had relocated to the United Kingdom in 2004. “Her battle with High grade Glioma was brief but intense, leaving us to cherish her memory even more,” reads an only tribute. The funding appeal seeks to raise £10,000 and, as of Monday, contributions had reached just over £4,200. “As a lot of the Zambian diaspora community in the UK may know we lost our mother, Janet… Read More
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GoFundMe appeal for Namibia soccer player stabbed to death in Canada

By Diaspora Insurance News A GOFUNDME appeal has been launched to help with funeral and repatriation costs for a Namibian football player who was stabbed to death in Canada. Tjijandjeua Gift Tjaveondja, 30, succumbed to injuries sustained during a fight Sunday morning in Edmonton. Police responded to reports of a stabbing near around 12:15 a.m. and found Tjaveondja with critical injuries. He died a short time later in hospital. An autopsy confirmed the 30-year-old, who played for the Namibia team in Edmonton, died from a stab wound to the chest. A GoFundMe appeal has since been launched to help with… Read More
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GERMANY: Diaspora Insurance attends African ambassadors labour mobility summit

By Diaspora Insurance News BERLIN: Germany, like major European economies, faces acute on chronic shortages of labour in key areas like healthcare, information technology, engineering and education. The labour shortages in these key sectors of the economy have led to an increased demand for skilled migrant labour. With it, migrant labour brings a lot of challenges to the government, employers, employment agencies, and communities. To this end Giving Africa a New Face (GAaNF) and 360 Alliance, non-profit organisations in Germany, organised the African Ambassadors Labour Mobility Summit 2.0 in Berlin, Germany, on 15th of March 2024. Some of the objectives… Read More
team4dfiGERMANY: Diaspora Insurance attends African ambassadors labour mobility summit