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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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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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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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IN PICTURES: Ghanaians in Birmingham celebrate country’s 67th independence anniversary

By Diaspora Insurance News Dozens of Ghanaians celebrated the country’s 67th independence anniversary in central Birmingham last Saturday at a colourful event that was attended by the country’s high commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Papa Owusu-Ankomah. The commemorations, which were supported by Diaspora Insurance, were organised by the Ghana Union of Greater Birmingham in collaboration with the Ghana Union Midlands. Other high profile guests included the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Chaman Lal, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant Major General Timothy Hodgetts, Deputy Sheriff Wade Lyn as well as the President of the Birmingham Commonwealth Association Keith Stones-Smith. Anniversary celebration pictures:… Read More
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Diaspora Insurance launches innovative group funeral insurance

By Diaspora Insurance News GLOBAL insurance and risk management company, Diaspora Insurance, has launched new products as the UK-based firm pursues relentless innovation to meet the evolving needs of its worldwide clientele. The company’s ground-breaking and widely popular Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan changed the narrative of the traditional coffin-and-bus approach to funeral insurance to hard currency and cash-based financial intervention which is better suited to meet the needs of transnational diaspora communities. And this Thursday, Diaspora Insurance CEO and Founder, Mr Jeff Madzingo announced the launch of new group funeral insurance products under Group Funeral Cash Plan. The thrust of… Read More
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Ghanaians in the UK urged to get funeral insurance as cost of dying hits record £9,600

By Diaspora Insurance News GHANAIANS in the Diaspora have been urged to take up funeral insurance to ease the burden on their families in times of bereavement as it emerged that the cost of dying in the United Kingdom has reached a record high of £9,658. A recent report by insurance firm, British Seniors, showed that family and friends were increasingly being forced to make contributions because “the deceased had not set enough money aside to pay for the funeral”, while in other cases “no money had been set aside” at all. “The average total cost of funerals organised within… Read More
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AFCON: Ghana’s Kudus ‘very disappointed’ despite player of match display

By CAF Online Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus could not hide his dismay after being named man of the match in Tuesday’s dramatic 2-2 TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations draw with Mozambique. Kudus impressed throughout but his individual display was overshadowed by Mozambique’s incredible late fightback to salvage a point. “I’m very disappointed, we really wanted this victory but it wasn’t to be,” a dejected Kudus told reporters. “It’s a big disappointment for us.” The West Ham sensation felt Ghana’s failure to hold onto their two-goal lead was down to a lack of concentration. “We lost the game by losing… Read More
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AFCON: Mozambique stun Ghana with stunning late double

By CAFOnline IVORY COAST: Mozambique scored two stoppage-time penalties to sensationally salvage a 2-2 draw against Ghana at the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday. The Black Stars looked set to pick up their first Group B win after Jordan Ayew netted two first-half spot kicks following fouls on Joseph Painstil and Mohammed Kudus. But Mozambique launched a remarkable late fightback after Andre Ayew gave away a penalty converted by Geny Catamo in the 90th minute. With the final action of a dramatic match, Reinildo Mandava then slammed in a second penalty to steal a point amid unbelievable… Read More
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Colourful Ghanaian culture on display in Luton at annual Kente Fest gala

Diaspora Insurance News UNITED KINGDOM: Community leaders dozens and locals celebrated Ghanaian culture in all its colours at this year’s Kente Festival in Luton. The event at the Grand Park Hall was organised by the Ghana Society, founded by councillor Maria Lovell. Diaspora Insurance was one of the sponsors and the company was represented by Business Development Manager for the Ghana Corridor Augustine Yalley. The gala was dedicated to Kente, the Ghana’s colourful fabric, and how it can be used for tourism and trade. Councillor Lovell, who is the Development Queen Nkosuohemaa of the royal kente cloth, said: “[It was… Read More
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LONDON: Diaspora Insurance key partner at Ghana expo

By Diaspora Insurance News DIASPORA Insurance was one of the key partners for the seventh edition of the Ghana Property and Lifestyle Expo which was held last weekend at London’s upmarket Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel. The expo has, over the years, become a highly anticipated event, attracting real estate professionals, investors, developers, and individuals interested in exploring the property market and lifestyle opportunities in Ghana. The event is organised by London-based boutique estate agent OnPoint Property run by sisters Anna and Victoria Agyekum and was fairly successful despite disruptions caused by political protests in the capital which attracted more than… Read More
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