• 02:37

    Kenyan Diaspora to Decide Which Coalition to Back 2013

    in Politics Progressive

    Building Consensus Towards Proclamation Declaring the united stand of Kenyan Diaspora on the 2013 Kenyan General Elections.
    Feb 2-9, 2013–General discussions among 1. individual Diaspora members and 2. inter-organizational discussions on the three draft documents 1. The draft Declaration 2. The draft Programme of Action  3.. The draft MOU
    All Diaspora members and organization who are desirous of a more purposeful engagement in the 2013-17 period should read the documents and suggest rectification or additions. Your views are requested.
    Feb 10th–KDLA Session 15–To formally ratify and adopt the consensus and authorize the beginning of consultations with the selected coalition.
    Feb 11-12–Output of final revised and edited documents and signing of documents by represented organizations
    Feb 11-12–Tele-consultations with the selected Coalition begins
    Feb 13-15–Engagement of Diaspora lawyer in Nairobi to construct legal MOU as well as face to face meetings with representatives of selected Coalitions and representatives of the Diaspora.
    Feb 16th–Official Signing of the MOU and Press Conference in Nairobi
    Feb 17-March 4th–Diaspora works in unison to campaign for the selected Coalition both online using social media, online media, News publicity, opinion articles, engaging relatives/friends/colleagues at home, as well as press presentations and participation in events, rallies, forums, and carrying out  tasks as required by said campaign secretariat on the ground.
    March 1-3rd–Help develop and implement the GOTV–Getting out the Vote initiative both online/electronically (deploying the latest mobile Apps), as well as physically across the country.

  • 00:59

    David Saunders- Diaspora Market Place

    in Entrepreneur

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union have launched the third round of the African Diaspora Marketplace business plan competition (ADM III).  15-30 successful ADM III applicants will receive a matching grant of up to $50,000. In 2011 two Zambian applicants made it to the semi-finals and one of them was successful and earned grant support for the business. That company is Mobile Payment Solutions based in Lusaka, Zambia.  Mobile Payment Solutions Ltd.  

    Join us this Saturday January 24 as we host David Saunders from the Diaspora Market Place and our own Robert Sichinga from the Zambia USA Chamber of Commerce. For more information access:


  • 02:00

    Love in Diaspora

    in Romance

    Love among immigrants of all races can be tricky. Most people where single at the time of migration or married but migrate alone leaving their spouses behind face some changes when it comes to  dating. So date locals, other date exclusively people from their homeland while others date only people from other countries. Today we explore this critical issue, dating in the diaspora.

  • 01:01

    Kalumba Musambachime- Diaspora Support Initiative

    in Real Estate

    Kalumba Musambachime is the Business Development Partner for Diaspora Support Initiative (DSI) covering the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Kalumba is currently based in the UK where he has plied his professional trade across some of UK’s top real estate organisations including Grainger Plc, the UK's largest listed residential landlord and Galliard Residential Limited, part of the Galliard Homes Group, one of London's leading residential property developers. Specialising primarily in the area of portfolio and property asset management. Kalumba will serve as the primary point call in Europe and the USA, providing information about DSi services in Zambia to our potential clients. He will also provide a diaspora-based customer support to the existing clients ensuring that they have information and updates as required.

    Kalumba is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and also a member of the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), Kalumba’s academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Land Economy from the Copperbelt University (CBU) (Zambia), a Masters of Science in Property Studies  from The University of Cape Town (UCT) (South Africa), and a Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying from the College of Estate Management (CEM) (UK).

    Interested in becoming a home owner in Zambia? Worried about clean titles? Payments? Lawyer fees? Trusting partners?  Kalumba is our featured guest and he will outline the opportunities available in the recently developed Buboni Estate and Hillview Estate in Zambia.

  • 02:00

    Diaspora Truth - Fungai Nengare

    in Lifestyle

    Fungai Nengare is a Zimbabwean  songwriter, guitarist and music teacher  who's music is a cut across soul, RnB, jazz and house music.He loves to put African elements into music which gives it a delicious African but international flavour.

    Fungai joins us on Diaspora Truth to talk about his life and musical journey.

  • 01:59

    Diaspora Truth - Lani Masuku

    in Lifestyle

    Women of colour and their hair has been a hot topic in recent years, with women looking to embracing better care of their hair(relaxed or natural).

    Lani Masuku is passionate about changing the perceptions of African hair care through education and providing tried, tested and age old solutions to hair challenges that everyday people face. As founder and consultant at Phro group, Lani speaks to host Twaambo Kapilikisha about Phro goup, being a woman in the business world, and how women of colour can take better care of their hair especially living in the diaspora.

    Diasporan Truth airs at 6 a.m. PST, 9 a.m. EST, 14 hrs BST, 15 hrs CAT.

    You can participate on the show by:

    calling 1-347-237-4270 (this number is also Skype ready)
    sending a tweet to @zambiablogradio or @bookwormgiraffe
    posting a message on our Facebook wall

  • 01:18

    Entre Nos: Mensagens de boas festas de angolanos na diaspora

    in Radio

    Radio Angola: Programa "Entre Nos" Especial Quadra Festiva a partir de Londres com Master Ngola Nvunji e Ngika Tetembwa. Neste programa, various Angolanos na diaspora enviaram as suas mensagens de boas festas 

    As perguntas e sugestões podem ser enviadas para info@friendsofangola.org. A Rádio Angola – uma rádio sem fronteiras – é um dos projectos da Friends of Angola, onde as suas opiniões e sugestões são validas e respeitadas.



  • 01:58

    Diaspora Truth - Zanele Mhlaba, 4th October, 2014

    in Lifestyle

    On this episode of Diaspora Truth host Twaambo Kapilikisha speaks to Zanele  Mhlaba, editor of Induna magazine.

    INDUNA is a lifestyle magazine for young Zimbabwean women. An accessible space to amplify the issues that are relevant to them.

    What is her inspiration? How does one go about starting a magazine and what are their hopes for the future?

    What issues will they be tackling?

    Diasporan Truth airs at 6 a.m. PST, 9 a.m. EST, 14 hrs BST, 15 hrs CAT.

    You can participate on the show by:

    calling 1-347-237-4270 (this number is also Skype ready)
    sending a tweet to @zambiablogradio or @bookwormgiraffe
    posting a message on our Facebook wall

  • 00:26

    Calibe Thompson

    in Culture

    March is Women History Month.Jamaican born TV host, producer and director Calibe Thompson is Head Dread at Blondie Ras Productions, Inc, producers of “Taste the Islands”, the first Jamaican-produced series and first Caribbean cooking series to broadcast nationally via the PBS networks. Her company also produced “The Caribbean Diaspora Weekly”, “Miami Fitness TV” and other terrestrial and web based shows. Visit www.Calibe.net

  • 02:01

    Echoing voices from the Belizean diaspora the Hubert Pipersburgh Show

    in Current Events


    The diaspora represent the last bastion for Belize. However, like the rest of the Caribbean Belize remains hostile to its Diaspora and the misguided notion that any other citizens other than those of the commonwealth are suspect to questionable allegiance. Belize must think locally, but act globally. In this age of globalization the citizens as well as the corporations have difficulty in confining themselves to one country. The nations that refuse to comprehend this new phenomenon are condemned to remain backward, underdeveloped and marginal to the tide of progress and prosperity.

  • 01:46

    Mother's Day in American Diaspora

    in News

    There is always something fun and interesting being discussed on Diasporan Truth. Saturday May 10th at 9 am EST we have a round table discussion on the joys and challenges of being a mother in the American diaspora. Zahara Yekisuk and Sipho Mwamba will be part of this conversation

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