Diaspora Insurance News

Fundraising Appeal for Zambian Nurse Who Lost Battle with Brain Tumor

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 Namibian Soccer Player Fatally Stabbed 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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Participation in African Ambassadors Labor Mobility Summit in Germany

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
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GoFundMe Funeral Appeal for Former WWF Wrestling Superstar

By Diaspora Insurance News & Agencies A GOFUNDME appeal was launched by family and friends to help finance the funeral of former WWF wrestling superstar ‘Virgil’ who died last month after “suffering several strokes”. Virgil, whose real name was Michael Jones, was reported to have died peacefully on February 28 aged 72 at a hospital in the United States with his family around him. Jones was best known for his work in the World Wresting Federation (WWF) during the 1980s and 1990s. However, according to friend and wrestling referee Mark Charles III (known professionally as The Count), Jones did not… Read More
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Collaborating with Positive Circles on Financial Inclusion in Kenya

By Diaspora Insurance News DIASPORA Insurance was one of the partners for the ‘Let’s Talk Money: Igniting women in Business’ workshop which was held recently in Nairobi, Kenya to mark International Women’s Day. The workshop, held at the Art Café in Nairobi, was organised by the group Positive Circles – “a dynamic network driven by women, for women whose mission is to empower women with spaces to learn, connect and impact”. Reflecting on her address at the event, Positive Circles co-founder Dorris Temko Kirui said, “(my speech) stemmed from a ground-breaking Oxfam report released in 2022, which analysed the gender… Read More
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Appeals Aim to Raise $35,000 for Those Who Succumbed to Cancer in Canada

By Diaspora Insurance News APPEALS have been launched to help raise some $35,000 (about £20,000) to repatriate the bodies of two Namibians who succumbed to cancer in Canada earlier this month. Cynthia Kaepimbua Tjituka “bravely battled” gallbladder cancer after she was diagnosed nine months ago before passing on at Brampton Civic Centre Hospital in Ontario on the 2nd of March. “Cynthia was a devoted Christian, sister and hardworking mother of 4 children aged 20,17, 9 and 7,” wrote Vezemba Kauari who organised the GoFundMe appeal. “She truly loved and cared for her children’s (and) was in the process of bringing… Read More
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IN PICTURES: Diaspora Insurance at the Uganda Concert in London

By Diaspora Insurance News MORE than a thousand fans turned up at the Royal Regency in London last Saturday for the ‘Love Fest’ concert featuring Ugandan stars Madoxx Samaita and King Saha. Diaspora Insurance was one of the partners for the concert and below are some images from the event.  … Read More
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Innovative Group Funeral Insurance Launched by Diaspora 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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Funding Appeal Launched for Kenyan Asylum Seeker Who Died Waiting for Shelter in Canada

By Diaspora Insurance News and Canadian media CANADA: A Kenyan asylum seeker died over the weekend after she waited hours in the cold to get into a shelter. A GoFundMe appeal has since been launched to raise C$40,000 to cover funeral and repatriation costs. “As we wipe the free flowing tears, we have bills totalling to $40,000. We humbly appeal to your generosity and compassion to donate to our GoFundMe campaign,” wrote Richard Wanjue who is organising this fundraiser. Meanwhile, at a press conference Friday, advocates from the African Canadian community identified the woman as Delphina Ngigi who was a… Read More
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GoFundMe Appeal Launched for Man Stabbed to Death in Barnsley, UK

By Diaspora Insurance News UNITED KINGDOM: A GoFundMe appeal has been launched to help raise £7,000 for the repatriation of to Zimbabwe of a man who was fatally stabbed in Barnsley. South Yorkshire Police officers were called at 1.21am on Wednesday (February 21) to reports 26-year-old Lazarus Makono had been stabbed in a house in Cooperative Street.  Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Makono was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have now appealed for help so he can be repatriated for burial in Zimbabwe. “Lazarus was a vibrant soul, full of laughter and kindness. His life was cut… Read More
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