Note of Appreciation
The entire Chiume family, including the related Nkhata, Simbeye and Semguruka families, once again would like to wholeheartedly thank all of you who condoned with us during the mourning period following the passing of our dear father, the late Kanyama Chiume (78), for the love and support you extended to us, and for the messages of comfort you showered upon us after his departure on November 21, 2007.Read the full note>>>

Wednesday Dec 12, 2007
This coming Saturday, December 15th, 2007 there will be a panel discussion on the life and times of Kanyama Chiume at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Fine and Performing Art (FPA) Hall, from 10.00am to 12.30pm.

(Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim)
Dr.Salim at the panel discussion
The guest of honour will be Dr. Salim Ahmed Salim, former Tanzanian Prime Minister and former Secretary General of Organization of African Unity (OAU). Other panelists will include Palestinian Ambassador to Tanzania, Youssef Habbab; distinguished Professor Issa Shivji and Dr. Azaveri Lweitama of University of Dar es Salaam, as well as Nathan Chiume, son of late Kanyama Chiume, student at UDSM as well as general public is equally invited to attend.

Monday December 10, 2007
Dr. Azaveri Lweitama of University of Dar es Salaam, as well as Nathan Chiume, son of late Kanyama were guest speakers at a live broadcast of "Jenerali on Monday" talk show on Channel 10 TV in Dar es Salaam. For an hour, they discussed and celebrated the life of Kanyama Chiume together with the show host, Jenerali Ulimwengu.

December 5, 2007

Remembrance service
The Chiume family arrived in Dar es salaam, Tanzania on Wednesday December 5th. Remembrance mass and personal reflections will be held this Friday, December 7th, 3:00 pm at Azania Front Lutheran Church.

December 2, 2007

November 30, 2007

November 28, 2007 The family scheduled to arrive in Lilongwe tomorrow Thursday November 28 at 1415 hours Lilongwe local time with South African Airways.

November 27, 2007
The family has left New York this afternoon for Lilongwe through Johannesburg, South Africa. Burial ceremony is expected to be this coming Saturday.

November 22, 2007

Statement from the Chiume family

It is with deep regret and sorrow that we have to inform friends and the wider Pan-African community that M.W. Kanyama Chiume passed away peacefully yesterday at noon, Wednesday November 21, 2007, in New York City. Even though he had been ill for some time, he maintained strong spirit and courage throughout his illness. At his final hour, he was surrounded by his loving children. He would have been 78 years old today.

Kanyama Chiume is survived by his wife, 8 children and 6 grandchildren. A service to celebrate his life will be held this Saturday November 24th, 2007 at Flynn Memorial Home, 1652 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710. Funeral arrangements are still being finalized.

We ask prayers of all for the happy repose of his soul. May His celestial blessings shower upon our beloved father, now and forever more.

Ujumbe kutoka familia ya Chiume

Familia ya Bwana Chiume inasikitika kuwatangazia msiba wa mpendwa baba yao Marehemu Mzee Kanyama CHIUME (78) uliotokea tarehe 21 Novemba 2007 hapa New York. Mipango ya kusafirisha mwili wa marehemu Lilongwe, Malawi inaendelea.

Heshima za mwisho mjini New York zitafanyika siku ya Jumamosi Novemba 24, 2007 Zitafuatiwa na misa saa 11 mpaka 12 jioni ambayo itafanyika Flynn Memorial Home, 1652 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10710

Familia ya Chiume.