His Highness the Aga Khan: Bringer of hope and fine architecture

His Highness the Aga Khan: Bringer of hope and fine architecture

In a rare interview, His Highness the Aga Khan describes his global approach to helping Islamic communities help themselves, while also restoring their past heritage By Anna Somers Cocks for The Art Newspaper This article was originally published in May 2005, The Art Newspaper, Issue 158. Last month, a 30-hectare park in the centre of…

Professor Karim F. Hirji publishes his memoirs "Growing up with Tanzania"

Professor Karim F. Hirji publishes his memoirs “Growing up with Tanzania”

In Growing up with Tanzania. Karim Hirji, a renowned Professor of Medical Statistics and Fellow of the Tanzania Academy of Science, presents a multi-faceted, evocative portrait of his joyous but conflicted passage to adulthood during colonial and early-Uhuru Tanzania. His smooth style engages the reader with absorbing true tales, cultural currents, critical commentary and progressive…

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Arif Lalani is an Ismaili artist from India and Uganda. He is a New York Film Academy graduate from California. Very active as film maker with Hindi, Telugu and English feature films, Arif was part of the filming crew when Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Uganda during Golden Jubilee.

His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, reviewing the master plan and design for a new 42-acre campus on Sam Nujoma Road which will house both the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development serving master’s level students and an Aga Khan Academy for middle and secondary school students. - Photo: AKDN / Zahur Ramji

Knowledge Diplomacy: Aga Khan University expansion in East Africa to transform Arusha into a Regional Intellectual Epicenter

AKU’s ambitious 15 years plan includes a significant commitment of global resources to the East African region though the expansion of the University’s presence in Arusha, transforming the East African Community’s capital into a “regional intellectual epicenter“. This grand vision was shared by the AKU Chancellor, His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan; Princess Zahra Aga Khan, Head of the Social Welfare Department of…

EALA Speaker, Aga Khan Development Network Representative in Uganda, H.E. Ambasador Mahmood Ahmed hold Talks

EALA Speaker, Aga Khan Development Network Representative in Uganda, H.E. Ambasador Mahmood Ahmed hold Talks

Arusha — The EAC is committed to enhancing access to quality education as a pre-cursor to greater investments in the education sector, specialization and creation of more job opportunities, East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker, Rt. Hon (Dr) Margaret Nantongo Zziwa has said. At the same time, the EALA Speaker is certain that the Inter…

Tanzania's Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal with Prince Karim Aga Khan. On the right is the MP for Tabora North, Mr Shaffin Sumar. Behind His Highness is the Ismaili Council for Tanzania President Aitmadi Jehangir Bhaloo. Photo by VPO

Tanzania’s Vice President shares a light moment with His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

THE Vice-President, Dr Mohamed Gharib Bilal, shares a light moment with the spiritual leader of the Ismailia Community and Founder of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), Prince Karim Aga Khan, who paid a courtesy call on him at the State House in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. The Aga Khan was on a four-day visit to Tanzania, the itinerary for which included…

TSC President Altaf Hirani with the winning Team Tanzania enjoying the SCWC 2014 trophies.

Sports Diplomacy: Altaf Hirani’s Tanzania based team brings home the Street Child World Cup from Rio!

Altaf Hirani’s efforts yield dividends in Brazil as Tanzania Street Children Sports Academy trained team wins the 2014 Street Child World Cup. Hirani was delighted with the outcome and the progress made since the last Street Child World Cup in South Africa. Held ahead of each FIFA World Cup, the Street Child World Cup (SCWC) and Save the…

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…

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…