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Diaspora volunteering: ‘Brain circulation’ to offset ‘brain drain’

| October 17, 2014 | Comments
Diaspora volunteering: ‘Brain circulation’ to offset ‘brain drain’

“I was able to give the young girls hope,” says Dorothy Mwawasi, reflecting upon the impact of volunteering in her home country of Kenya. Though Mwawasi is a now a United States citizen, she is originally from Mombasa. In 2014 she spent three months as a volunteer there working with a local nongovernmental organization, Sauti […]

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Kenyan Immigrant mother/daughter spend 4 years living in hotels after she lost passport

| October 16, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Immigrant mother/daughter spend 4 years living in hotels after she lost passport

An immigrant mother and her daughter spent four years living in hotels paid for by the taxpayer while she waited for the Home Office to find the paperwork which proved she was allowed to stay in the UK. The fiasco began after 32-year-old Lucille Wanjiru, from Kenya, lost her passport, which contained a Government-issued stamp […]

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Kenyan lady murdered in Saudi Arabia for dating Arabic man

| October 16, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan lady murdered in Saudi Arabia for dating Arabic man

Just a few days after Ghetto Radio exclusively released a video of a Kenyan lady in Saudi Arabia begging to be saved from her abusive employers, another lady has reportedly been murdered in the same country. The lady is said to have gone out with an Arabic man contrary to the employment regulations which prohibit any African lady from going out […]

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Lupita Nyongo’s mother speaks at Notre Dame College about cancer in Africa

| October 16, 2014 | Comments
Lupita Nyongo’s mother speaks at Notre Dame College about cancer in Africa

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The mother of an Academy Award-winning actress took to the stage of the Regina Auditorium at Notre Dame College, but it wasn’t the movies or the theater Dorothy Nyong’o was in South Euclid to discuss. No, the topic of the Kenya native’s talk centered on the battle she and her professor husband, […]

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Ultimatum to Saudi Ambassador-Save Kenyan girls suffering in Saudi Arabia

| October 15, 2014 | Comments
Ultimatum to Saudi Ambassador-Save Kenyan girls suffering in Saudi Arabia

The Arabs living and working in Kenya, including those from Saudi Arabia, are treated with respect and dignity. Foreigners living in Kenya are never discriminated on color, race or origin.  Saudi Arabia should reciprocate the hospitality of Kenya with similar treatment to Kenyans living in Saudi Arabia, regardless of color differences. But in recent years, […]

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Jambo Africa Restaurant wins Torchlight Award in Minnesota

| October 15, 2014 | Comments
Jambo Africa Restaurant wins Torchlight Award in Minnesota

A restaurant owned by a Kenyan has been voted the best African eatery in the state of Minnesota, United States. Jambo Africa Restaurant, which is located at the Brooklyn Centre on Shingle Creek Parkway, beat other African eateries in the Midwestern region to emerge the overall winner of Torchlight Award. The Torchlight Foundation recognises achievements […]

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FUNDRAISING FOR HAWKER SINGLE FATHER OF 3 IN LONDON

| October 14, 2014 | Comments
FUNDRAISING FOR HAWKER SINGLE FATHER OF 3 IN LONDON

KENYANS IN UK TAKES ON THE BURDEN TO HELP THE FATHER CARRYING HIS CHILD ON HIS BACK Single Father Of 3 Hawks Bananas With Baby Strapped To His Chest The fundraising of the single father Mr. Daniel Ngugi Mwaura takes place in London on Saturday 1st November, 2014 at Memorial Baptist Church, 395 Barking Road, […]

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Penzi Amani:Gospel artist that’s setting the Diaspora gospel scene ablaze

| October 14, 2014 | Comments
Penzi Amani:Gospel artist that’s setting the Diaspora gospel scene ablaze

She describes herself as a young woman who loves God, who loves people and is driven to pursue her purpose in life be it in ministry or business and excel in it while still enjoying God’s gift of life.   Meet Sharon Njuguna aka Penzi Amani. A Seattle-based gospel artist that’s setting the Diaspora gospel […]

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Kenyan woman held in Saudi Arabia camp

| October 13, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan woman held in Saudi Arabia camp

A 25-year-old woman is being held at a camp in Saudi Arabia after she ran away from a house she had been promised a job as a house girl. Esther Chege travelled to Riyadh on September 28 through a job recruitment agent only identified as Monica. She was allegedly picked from an airport in Riyadh […]

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Me I Don’t Want Anything To Do With Kenyans

| October 13, 2014 | Comments
Me I Don’t Want Anything To Do With Kenyans

Having lived in America for many years, I hear this often. Try inviting a fellow Kenyan to a Kenyan church, and the response is “me I don’t want anything to with Kenyans.” When pressed for reasons most will say vaguely that fellow diaspora Kenyans like to gossip, are jealous of them and are too nosey. […]

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Kenya dominates Chicago Marathon

| October 12, 2014 | Comments
Kenya dominates Chicago Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds. He was followed by Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32. Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo won […]

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Diaspora talks aim to double remittances to Sh240 billion

| October 11, 2014 | Comments
Diaspora talks aim to double remittances to Sh240 billion

The government has organised a diaspora conference in Nairobi that seeks to entice Kenyans living abroad with investment opportunities in a bid to double remittances to more than Sh240 billion. Mr Zachary Muburi-Muita, the Director of Diaspora and Consular Affairs at the Foreign Affairs ministry, said the conference will be jointly funded by the government […]

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A Diaspora perspective-Village Economics

| October 11, 2014 | Comments
A Diaspora perspective-Village Economics

Kawira Njeru was born at Ruguta village near Chuka, Kenya. She grew to love literature and poetry by the fire in her home while her mother cooked and told stories. Kawira lives in Germany, where she is an active member ofDiscover e.V, a Charitable Organization based in Winnenden, Germany, whose core values are to help […]

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Another masterpiece by Diaspora-Kawira Njeru

| October 10, 2014 | Comments
Another masterpiece by Diaspora-Kawira Njeru

Until the lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. Igbo, Yoruba, Ewe   Tell me something good about Africa; Something good, nice, beautiful, perfect, fantastic, miraculous, wondrous about Africa…………..   I see stars so clear in the black dark night of Africa, Africa – a home of  mystery […]

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Kenyan Professor receives Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize

| October 10, 2014 | Comments
Kenyan Professor  receives Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize

Prof Calestous Juma, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Professor at MIT, has yet again bagged another trophy when the Ghana-based Millennium Excellence Foundation awarded him a Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP) for his leadership in socioeconomic development in Africa. The Award will be presented to Juma in Nigeria on Friday. Juma, a visiting professor […]

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Wow Video:Kenyan Student Wins Top Award In Australia

| October 10, 2014 | Comments
Wow Video:Kenyan Student Wins Top Award In Australia

A Kenyan student has won this year’s New South Wales (NSW) International Student Award in Australia.Immanuel Njoroge scooped the award which acknowledges the positive contributions and achievements of outstanding international students in Australia. Njoroge has been an international student studying in the Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing) since February 2013 at Granville College, South […]

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Kenyans abroad to exorcise curse of dishonest relatives

| October 10, 2014 | Comments
Kenyans abroad to exorcise curse of dishonest relatives

Simon Nyagah lived in the United States for 14 years studying and doing business. He is one the founders of the US Diaspora Sacco Society Limited. After attaining a business and marketing degree, Nyagah was employed by J P Morgan where he worked for eight years before starting his own business. He relocated to Kenya […]

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Photos/Video:Diaspora Kenyans who went to the Hague

| October 9, 2014 | Comments
Photos/Video:Diaspora Kenyans who went to the Hague

We drove from London to  Hague on Wednesday morning 8th October, 2014, departing about 00.15, arriving at Dover Ferry at 2.00 a.m. We took a 2 hour ferry to Dunkirk in France avoiding Calais because it shorter by 46 kilometers. We arrived in Hague at about 9.00 a.m. in the morning having passed three countries, […]

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