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…

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…

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…

Interview with Dr. Vali Jamal: ‘Original Asians have learnt their lesson but the common man doesn’t know who’s who’

Interview with Dr. Vali Jamal: ‘Original Asians have learnt their lesson but the common man doesn’t know who’s who’

via http://www.millenniumpost.in – 23 February 2014, New Delhi, Ruchi Ahuja Dr Vali Jamal, an Uganda Asian, and author of Uganda Asians – Then and Now, Here and There, in conversation with Ruchi Ahuja talks about the reason for the 1972 Uganda Asian expulsion, lessons for the future of the Asian community in Uganda and inspiration…

From Vali Jamal's Book: Mansur Ibrahim Popat Charania - The good samaritan|mandhan

From Vali Jamal’s Book: Mansur Ibrahim Popat Charania – The good samaritan|mandhan

Born: Kaliro, Uganda, 1940. Distinction: Mukhi, Ottawa Jamat; Ismailia Voluntary Highwayman, Ottawa. Present location: Ottawa, Canada; interviewed at Aga Khan Mosque, Kampala, during a visit for the Aga Khan’s Golden Jubilee visit, August 2007 visit. He remembers a significant date for Ismailis and 1972. Notice the wordplay on Samari|TanManDhan. Tanmandhan = body mind and treasure…

The Aga Khan – Ismaili Centre – Commemorating 40 years of Uganda Asians settlement in the UK

The Aga Khan – Ismaili Centre – Commemorating 40 years of Uganda Asians settlement in the UK

via Promota Africa Magazine – Ugandan Asians held a reception at Ismaili Centre on 2 July 2013 to commemorating the 40th anniversary of the settlement in the UK of the Asian communities from Uganda. One of the objectives of the event was to promote stronger ties between Ugandan Asians and their former country. A number…

Michael Molloy – Uganda Asian Refugee Movement 1972

Description: The 1972 Uganda Asian Refugee Movement was the first test of Canada’s “universal” immigration policy as applied to non-European refugees. This talk will examine the reasons behind General Idi Amin’s decision to expel Uganda’s small but dynamic Asian community, and the Trudeau government’s reaction to the expulsion within a new immigration and refugee policy…

Professor Mahmood Mamdani’s Speech at the dinner to celebrate the 56th Anniversary of the coronation of His Highness the Aga Khan

via http://www.newvision.co.ug – On July 18, Professor Mahmood Mamdani, the director Makerere University Institute of Social Research gave a talk at Serena Hotel at the dinner to celebrate the 56th Anniversary of the coronation of the Aga Khan. The talk delved into the political transformation of Uganda. Below is his speech. This is a time…