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UK: Thousands raised as Glasgow toddler who drowned in Zim is brought home to Scotland

By glasgowlive.co.uk Thousands of pounds have been raised to help support the parents of a Glasgow toddler who tragically died abroad. TJ Mathe, who lived in Knightswood, died in a freak accident while visiting his grandparents in Zimbabwe. The three-year-old, who had travelled to the country in the south of Africa without his mum or dad in order to

UK: Zim-born Chikoto becomes Corby town’s first ever black mayor

By northantstelegraph.co.uk Corby Town Council, in North Northamptonshire, was Monday night expected to elect the town’s first ever black mayor. Cllr Tafadzwa Chikoto was due to be formally given the role at a meeting at the Corby Cube, where Cllr Leanne Buckingham will become the new deputy mayor. Cllr Chikoto, known to many as Taffy,

Newly elected councillor for the Benton ward Josephine Mudzingwa, the first black councillor in North Tyneside Council's 48-year history

UK: Zim’s Josephine Mudzingwa makes history, elected councillor for North Tyneside town

By Paidashe Mandivengerei UNITED KINGDOM based Zimbabwean, Josephine Mudzingwa Siziba, has made history after she was elected the first black councillor of Britain’s metropolitan town, North Tyneside. She moved to North Tyneside as a refugee over two decades ago. Mudzingwa was running as a Labour Party candidate in Benton Ward in the North Tyneside council

Want to say ‘laugh’ in Shona? There’s an edutech startup to help you

By Radio France Internationale Did you think of trying to learn an African language online during the pandemic, only to be disappointed when you found popular apps like Duolingo didn’t offer Shona or Ndebele or Venda? Don’t despair. An all-women team of passionate young linguists is tackling the online African language learning gap, with startup Vambo

Challenges of Treating Customers Fairly in Funeral Insurance Industry

The principles of Treating Customers Fairly (TCF) universally apply across all industries be it a provider of tangible goods, services or credence value goods. In the services industry where sold value is not easily demonstratable treating customers fairly is of great importance. Regulators especially in the financial and insurance sector require providers to deliver six

SA: Wits University says to help repatriate Chuma’s body; Zim PhD student killed himself over study permit frustration

By News24.com A Zimbabwean PhD student at the University of the Witwatersrand killed himself over the weekend after failing to register for his academic year.  Philip Chuma‘s study permit expired at the end of January.  The university said it was assisting in the repatriation of his body to Zimbabwe.  A Zimbabwean PhD candidate, who could not register for

US: Tinashe Manguwa says ‘surreal’ to be selected poet laureate

eu.uticaod.com A celebration of humanity, language and emotion honored four of Oneida County’s brightest poets. The NAACP Utica-Oneida County Chapter held a recognition for its poet laureate and youth poet laureate, selected by a panel of community judges, at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute on April 30. Each participating poet submitted original works connected to the theme of struggle,

Australia polls: Cost of living key issue for Zim-born Adelite Smith

By abc.net.au Mother of four Adelite Smith works two jobs but still struggles to make ends meet. “Childcare is so expensive,” she said. “I used to always buy the same things, but now the same amount of money is not stretching as it used to.” A first-time voter in Western Australia’s most marginal seat of

Diaspora: 14 Reasons Why An Increasing Number Of Diasporans Are Being Buried Abroad

By Tose Gava EVIDENTLY, the proportion of diasporans being buried abroad has been increasing exponentially over the past few years. At the peak of the Covid-19 global pandemic, the figures further increased due to lockdowns, travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines in most jurisdictions. I know cases of diasporans who were left with no option but

Anna Mudeka: ‘Moving to Norfolk was one of the best things I ever did’

By edp24.co.uk Anna Mudeka radiates the life and sunshine of Africa. Her enthusiasm for her country and continent is infectious, but so is her love of East Anglia. After more than two decades in the county, she appears comfortably reconciled with the bridge between her cultural roots in Zimbabwe and her home in central Norfolk,

IRELAND: Zimbabwean asylum seeker (29) dies in childbirth

By radiokerry.ie KERRY: A young woman, who was seeking asylum in Ireland, has died in childbirth in Tralee. Zimbabwean national, Tatenda, died in childbirth at University Hospital Kerry while giving birth to a healthy baby girl. 29-year-old Tatenda, who had three other children, lived with them at a direct provision centre in Kenmare. Members of

US: Former Byo town planner shortlisted for city manager position

By hopkintonindependent.com BOSTON: Norman Khumalo, who has served as Hopkinton’s town manager since 2009, was announced as one of three finalists for the city manager position in Watertown. Watertown is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and is part of Greater Boston. The city’s population was 35,329 in the 2020 census Other finalists include John

UK: Zimbabwean music show set for historic Wigan Pier

By wigantoday.net The historic buildings have been shut for 15 years but are currently being refurbished to provide a food hall, events venue and cultural education spaces. Visitors will be allowed into the site for the first time next month for an international show. The Collaborative Touring Network (CTN) has formed a partnership with Zimbabwean artist John

US: Butler University professor inspires diverse students

By insideindianabusiness.com INDIANAPOLIS – Powered by a $1.39 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant, a Butler University pharmacy professor is carrying out research that could uncover methods to detect an aggressive form of lymphoma at an earlier stage. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Dr. Chioniso Patience Masamha’s unique heritage is likely opening doors for her students—many

Diaspora: 10 Scenarios Where Your Funeral Director Provided Funeral Policy Will Let You Down

In my last blog 12 Reasons Why Cash Denominated Funeral Policies Are By Far Better I elaborately discussed issues of treating customers fairly through provision of suitable cover and correct advice. Needless to say, the whole idea of funeral policies is to guarantee the policyholder a dignified send-off. Transnationalism and global citizenry have however meant that