Carleton University Ottawa launches the Uganda Collection, via Tasneem Jamal

Carleton University Ottawa launches the Uganda Collection, via Tasneem Jamal

I had a the honour of being a part of the launch at Carleton University in Ottawa yesterday of the Uganda Collection – an archive of over 1,000 newspaper clippings, two video recordings, and a personal memoir that documents the expulsion of South Asians from Uganda in 1972. This is a magnificent collection (now digitized…

Carleton University, Ottawa, thanks the Fakirani family for donating to the Ugandan Asian Archives

Carleton University, Ottawa, thanks the Fakirani family for donating to the Ugandan Asian Archives

“It’s very important because it allows the family to share some of the experiences that we’d been through during the time that we had to leave the country and also the experience of settling into Canada,” said Nizar Fakirani, Hassanali and Sakinabai’s son. “We want to preserve this experience for the future generations. I hope…

Royal Ontario Museum and Ismaili Council for Canada presents a Lecture on the lives of Women in Medieval Cairo

Royal Ontario Museum & Ismaili Council for Canada presents a Lecture on the lives of Women in Medieval Cairo

From Cradle to Grave: Fabrics in the Lives of Women in Medieval Cairo This lecture charts the varied ways in which social interaction with textiles and their production informed the fabric of life of women in medieval Cairo. The Fatimid dynasty that ruled Egypt from 969 to 1171, famously intensified and perfected the production of…

Photo Gallery: Ramadan lanterns adorn Cairo's streets

Photo Gallery: Ramadan lanterns adorn Cairo’s streets

According to historical accounts, the tradition of using lanterns as a decoration in Ramadan originated during the Fatimid Caliphate, primarily centered in Egypt, where Caliph Al-Muez Li-Din Allah was greeted by people carrying lanterns to celebrate his rule. From that time, lanterns were used to light mosques, houses and streets throughout the capital city of…

Leicester Multicultural Association interviews Madat Ahamed, Aziz Moledina

Leicester Multicultural Association Presents Ugandan-Asian Exodus: Interviews Madat Ahamed, Aziz Moledina

The Leicester Multicultural Association presents: UGANDAN-ASIAN EXODUS Aziz Moledina discusses why he chose to live in Leicester, what the hardest thing was to leave behind in Uganda and his most shocking first impression of Leicester. Transcript: http://ugex.org/aziz-moledina/ Madat Ahamed describes family life in the village of Kumi, Uganda, his memories as a 10 year old…

Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit - Tharani Associates

Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit – Tharani Associates

Healthcare architecture has taken a paradigm shift towards ensuring that patient-care and staff comfort are of paramount and equal importance within the hospital environment. The extension to the Aga Khan Hospital facilities with the additional of the Aga Khan Hospital MRI Radiology and Physiotherapy Unit by Tharani Associates lends itself to this  architectural school of…

Jewellery Technology Centre in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation prepares Egypt’s talent for international market

Jewellery Technology Centre in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation prepares Egypt’s talent for international market

Aiming to foster a jewellery industry that is competitive on a global scale, the Ministry of Industry and Foreign Trade’s Jewellery Technology Centre (JTC) supports upcoming designers and young artists who want to build their brand and obtain the know-how to compete in the international market. The centre, located in Abdeen in the heart of…

Aga Khan University in partnership with Rotary - First Graduating Class in Scholarship Program

Aga Khan University in partnership with Rotary – First Graduating Class in Scholarship Program

NAIROBI, Kenya (12 February, 2014) — With more than 50 percent of women in the developing world delivering babies without the assistance of skilled health personnel, Rotary, a global humanitarian service organization; and Aga Khan University (AKU), a private non-denominational university; are together increasing access to trained health professionals for mothers and infants in East…