Football Academy President Altaf Hirani's Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

Football Academy President Altaf Hirani’s Street Child Team Tanzania wins global title

All related Altaf Hirani. Street children win global title After narrowly losing the title during the 2010 event staged in South Africa, the Mwanza-based Tanzania street children this time made no mistake to cruise into the podium, winning the 2014 World Cup edition with scintillating 3-1 comprehensive rout over neighbours Burundi in Rio de Janeiro…

Kigali Serena Hotel Wins Coveted CSR Award

Kigali Serena Hotel Wins Coveted CSR Award

Kigali Serena Hotel was recognized by the Rwanda government for its efforts towards environment conservation. The hotel was awarded “Best in Environmental Protection Award”, competing against 14 entrants in various categories that included social community support, environmental protection and conservation, poverty alleviation, workforce and welfare development. The awards, held for the very first time will…

Nurturing children with valuable theatre and arts

Nurturing children with valuable theatre and arts

The opening night offered a wonderful show by Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School. Founded in 2011 by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (Culture Resource) with support from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Al-Fanar Foundation, the school teaches music and circus arts to socially and economically underprivileged children. The audience gathered in the Hanager’s hall was…

Show and Tell: Children's Reading Day in Tanzania

Show and Tell: Children’s Reading Day in Tanzania

A few months ago, Room to Read Tanzania celebrated their first annual Children’s Reading Day, an event to raise awareness about the importance of reading and also celebrate the progress students have made in improving their literacy skills. In partnership with the Aga Khan University and the Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, the event…

Aga Khan Academy and University Master plan

The Aga Khan Academy and University Master plan at Dar-es-Salaam was a major competition that I’ve been designing with one fellow architect, Gilbert Balinda, and under supervision of Jeremy Rose. Research of the local culture helped us to orient our design.  This design process brought us also to look after site and climate requirements; and…

Jubilee increases property portfolio with shopping mall

Jubilee increases property portfolio with shopping mall

Jubilee Insurance has opened a shopping complex in Mombasa in line with the company’s expansion plan. The refurbished mall, Jubilee Arcade, offers spacious retail shops and commercial offices with contemporary facilities. The upgraded Sh3.5 million arcade is a vibrant shopping and office complex situated in the heart of Mombasas busy Moi Avenue, approximately 100 metres…

Ten schools to battle at Aga Khan Swimming Gala tomorrow

Ten schools to battle at Aga Khan Swimming Gala

Related: Aga Khan School wins fifth junior swimming championship Ten schools will be battling for overall honours this Saturday at the Aga Khan School’s swimming gala at  Upper Kololo in an event that is one of the biggest on the Uganda Swimming Federation calendar. “It’s a major event that is held annually and this time…

Once-upon-a-time-in-Cairo - Al-Ahram Weekly

Once-upon-a-time-in-Cairo – Al-Ahram Weekly

The opening night offered a wonderful show by Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School. Founded in 2011 by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (Culture Resource) with support from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Al-Fanar Foundation, the school teaches music and circus arts to socially and economically underprivileged children. The audience gathered in the Hanager’s hall was…

NTV Uganda: Smart Telecom

NTV Uganda: Smart Telecom

A new Telecom firm has entered Uganda’s voice and data market, a move expected to further competition in an already competitive business terrain. Smart Telecom, part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development will according to company officials be investing 300 million dollars in a bid to strengthen its presence in Uganda and grow…

Michael Meyer: East Africa’s prosperity gap

Michael Meyer: East Africa’s prosperity gap

By Michael Meyer: Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. In recent years, the narrative of a “rising Africa” has been embraced by some and debunked by others. But all agree on what social engineers call “inclusiveness” – the degree to which members of a society share…