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Marathon World Record-Holder Kelvin Kiptum Receives State Funeral

By Associated Press NAIROBI: Kenya’s world marathon record holder Kelvin Kiptum was given a state funeral Friday following his death in a car crash earlier this month, as many Kenyans urged the government to do more to protect the country’s famous athletes. Hundreds of dignitaries — from Kenyan President William Ruto to Sebastian Coe, head of World Athletics — joined family, friends and fans of Kiptum in paying their last respects as he was interred in Naiberi, about 6 kilometers (4 miles) from his hometown of Chepkorio in western Kenya. The 24-year-old runner and his Rwandan coach, Gervais Hakizimana, were… Read More
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Ghanaian Secure Funeral Insurance as Dying Costs Surge to 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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From the ‘Colourfully Odd’ to the ‘Wonderfully Weird’ – Report Reveals

There were clowns, people in top hats, and women in spangly costumes – it was an awesome event.” “We we asked to put a mobile phone in the coffin … a brand new mobile phone. I don’t know what they were expecting … for the phone to ring, perhaps.” By Diaspora Insurance News FUNERALS are increasingly less melancholic and mournful as trends shift from lamenting the passing of a loved one to celebrating their life, a recent survey has established. The findings were part of the 2024 Cost of Dying report published by leading UK insurer, SunLife, which noted that… Read More
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Report Reveals Families Selling Personal Belongings to Cover Funeral Costs

By Diaspora Insurance News MORE families are experiencing financial challenges when paying for a funeral with some forced to sell personal belongings, leading to adverse impacts on mental and physical health. The latest Cost of Dying report by UK-based insurer, Sunlife, showed that some families are being forced to dig into their savings and investments, use credit cards or borrow from family and friends to pay for funerals. Some 18 percent of those interviewed for the report said they had to sell personal belongings while about 9 percent resorted to applying for a subsidy from government or local authority. Commenting… Read More
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GoFundMe Appeal for Namibian Man Who Passed Away in the United States

Diaspora Insurance News THE family of a man who died in the United States has launched a GoFundMe appeal to help raise money for the repatriation of his body to his native Namibia for burial. The appeal seeks to raise about US$15,000. Below is the message accompanying the appeal which was organised by Edwin Kaambo; “It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of dear Uncle Oscar Crosby Ravangua Kandjavera, a long-time resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Uncle Crosby passed away on December 30, 2023 after a long illness. During this difficult time for the Kandjavera family,… Read More
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Repatriation Funds Appeal for 22-Year-Old Woman Stabbed to Death in Hull, UK

By Diaspora Insurance News UK: AN APPEAL has been lunched to help raise funds for the repatriation of a Namibian woman who died aged 22 last month after being stabbed in Hull. The GoFundMe appeal seeks to raise £15,000 for the repatriation of Claudia Sheya Kambanza’s body with just over £1,700 having been raised as of Friday. Kambanza is survived by three siblings and her parents who said their hearts had been torn apart by the tragedy. “Her sudden death has torn her parents’ hearts apart but we are also confronted with the financial burden of bringing our sister home… Read More
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Repatriation Funds of Kenyan Driver Found Dead in His Truck in the US

By The Kenyan Diaspora UNITED STATES: A Kenyan family has called on well-wishers to help raise funds to repatriate the body of their loved one who died in Dallas. Ian Wachira, a truck driver, was found dead in his truck in Dallas, Texas, on January 2. “We are calling on friends and well-wishers for prayers and to support repatriating Ian’s body back to Kenya, Nyeri in Mathira,” the appeal reads in part. Dallas fundraising committee chairman Wilfred Tinega said that they would fly the late Wachira to Kenya once they raised enough funds. “So far, so good, but I can’t… Read More
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President Hage Geingob, 82, Passes Away Following Cancer Diagnosis

By Reuters Namibia’s President Hage Geingob, 82, died in hospital early on Sunday, the presidency said, weeks after he was diagnosed with cancer. Geingob had been in charge of the thinly populated and mostly arid southern African country since 2015, the year he announced he had survived prostate cancer. Vice President Nangolo Mbumba takes the helm in Namibia – a mining hotspot with significant deposits of diamonds and the electric car battery ingredient lithium – until presidential and parliamentary elections at the end of the year. A presidency post on social media platform X did not give a cause of… Read More
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South Africa’s Goalkeeper Shines: Leading the Team to Cup of Nations Semi-Finals

By Reuters South Africa goalkeeper Ronwen Williams saved four penalties in the post-match shootout against the Cape Verde Islands to carry his country into the last four of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 0-0 draw in their quarter-final on Saturday. Mothobi Mvala scored the decisive kick to make it 2-1 on penalties and win South Africa a semi-final place for the first time since 2000 but they were fortunate to get past the smallest nation in the tournament at Charles Konan Banny Stadium. South Africa now take on Nigeria in Bouake in their semi-final on Wednesday. It was… Read More
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GoFundMe Appeal for Mum of Five Who Passed Away in DRC

By Diaspora Insurance News A GoFundMe appeal has been launched to help raise funds for the repatriation of a Zimbabwean woman who died after a short illness in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “It is with a heavy and grieving heart that I come to you with a plea for support to repatriate the body of our beloved Colleta Ndoro née Mude who unexpectedly passed away in (the) DRC leaving our family in shock and grief. “(Colleta) leaves behind a husband with whom she was staying with in DRC and 5 children who currently reside in Zimbabwe,” wrote Grace… Read More
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