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Diverse Waswahili!

Diverse Waswahili!

The Swahili people are an ethnic group primarily residing in the coastal regions of East Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, and the islands of Zanzibar. They have a rich and diverse cultural heritage shaped by centuries of interaction with various...

Mozambique – a Diverse Country!

Mozambique – a Diverse Country!

Mozambique is a south-eastern African nation bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east. Its capital is Maputo. The country gained independence from Portugal in 1975, and Portuguese remains the official language. The Mozambican Metical is the currency used. Mozambique...

On The Road – Burundi!

On The Road – Burundi!

...back On The Road.. meeting High Commissioners and Ambassadors from Swahili Speaking countries and friends of Swahili Speaking Countries accredited to the UK . May 2nd we spent the day in Traflagar Square visting both the Burundi Ambassador to the United Kingdom...

Union Day Tanzania UK

Union Day Tanzania UK

  ...the way it was, Friday April 26 .... The United Republic of Tanzania High Commission in the United Kingdom celebrated 60 years of the Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar at the International Maritime Organisation delegate’s lounge in London beautiful...

Tanzania Union Day!

Tanzania Union Day!

  Union Day United Republic of Tanzania UK 2024.. Directors of World Kiswahili Day UK wish all Tanzanians across the world a Happy Tanzania Union Day! Remember, it's not just a union of states, but a fusion of hearts, cultures, and dreams.Union Day is important...

Jane Okoth & Rapunzel’s team coming!

Jane Okoth & Rapunzel’s team coming!

Jayne The Stylist aka Jane Awino Okoth coming! Jane Awino Okoth, a seasoned hairstylist with an impressive 26 years of experience, embarked on her hair journey at the tender age of 8 in the bustling slums of Mathare, her birthplace. Guided by a compassionate mentor,...

The Lord Mohamed Altaf Sheikh!

The Lord Mohamed Altaf Sheikh!

The Lord Mohamed Altaf Sheikh In 2022, we had the honour of launching the inaugural World Kiswahili Day at the prestigious House of Lords in London, United Kingdom. It was a fitting choice to celebrate this beautiful language at the heart of democracy, symbolizing the...

Charities & Causes!

Charities & Causes!

Join us in the fight against period poverty! Period Poverty Action Projects by MTM, supported by the Huris Foundation in Kenya, is making a significant impact on the lives of girls and women in the Pate Islands of Lamu, Kenya. In these beautiful but underserved...

Swahili – the most widely recognised African language!

Swahili – the most widely recognised African language!

Swahili stands as the most widely recognised African language beyond the continent's borders. Its global presence in radio broadcasting and on the internet surpasses that of any other sub-Saharan African language. Swahili is regularly broadcast in numerous African...

The celebration of Kwanzaa!

The celebration of Kwanzaa!

In 1966, Maulana Ron Karenga, an activist and author, sought to infuse the black freedom movement with a sense of cultural identity by associating it with Swahili. Maulana Karenga chose Swahili as the official language for this movement and introduced the celebration...

Swahili – socialist overtones!

Swahili – socialist overtones!

Over time, the term "Swahili" acquired socialist overtones, celebrating the dignity and worth of ordinary Tanzanians and standing as a testament to their resilience in the face of socio-economic challenges. This inclusive definition of "Swahili" transcended racial and...

Kiswahili- The endorsement!

Kiswahili- The endorsement!

The endorsement of Swahili by influential political figures in East Africa further solidified its status as a language of significance. Leaders like Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya recognized the intrinsic value of Swahili for advancing regional...