Jani Toivola

Jani Toivola – Vaasa, Finland

Jani Toivola is a man of several firsts.  An article in Public Radio International states that “….he was in his mid-30’s, the entrepreneur, actor and dancer was a celebrity in this country of 5.5 million where he was the first black actor. He’s been the host of ‘Idols’, Finland’s version of ‘American Idol’, a contestant…

Abdul Mohamed – Peckham, London

Cllr Abdul Mohamed was announced as the new Mayor of Southwark at Council Assembly ,Cllr Mohamed was Deputy Mayor last year, and replaces outgoing Mayor Cllr Althea Smith. Cllr Mohamed was born in Kenya’s rift valley to Somaliland parents. His grandfather had immigrated to Kenya as a soldier with the King’s African Rifles camel corp.He…

Obama issues advice to Kenyans for elections.

President Obama released the rare country-specific message in a YouTube video in which he used Swahili greetings — the common language in Kenya — to open and close his message. He urged Kenyans to reject intimidation and violence, to allow a free and fair vote, and to resolve any disputes “in the courts, not in…

Councillor Daniel Munyambu

Daniel Munyambu – Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom

Daniel Munyambu arrived in the UK four years ago in 2007 from Kenya where he has been doing business. After arrival he started working as well as studying politics. He has always been interested in politics. Two years ago, he started participating in the local politics in his area in Basildon, Essex, UK where he…

James Atebe – Mission, British Columbia, Canada

James Atebe is the Mayor of Mission in British Columbia, Canada. According to the Canadian Immigrant, he was re-elected to his second term as the mayor of the District of Mission in B.C in the fall of 2008 with about 80 per cent of the votes, and is considered by many to be one of…

Rok Ajulu, Capetown, South Africa

As minister for Defence in the cabinet named by new South African President Jacob Zuma, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu is undoubtedly one of the most powerful persons in the African powerhouse. Ms Sisulu is the wife of a Kenyan, Prof. Rok Ajulu, one of the academics who fled the country at the height of the Moi…