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…

Vali Jamal: Second generation madhvani

via monitor.co.ug – These stories of Manubhai Madhvani who died in London in May 2011, are excerpts from Vali Jamal’s book Uganda Asians: Then and now, Here and There, We contributed, We contribute. The interview was done at Kakira on June 19, 2008 with Eng Yashwant D. Sidpra. “Yes, 1972 was a turning point in…

President Museveni of Uganda meets Aga Khan Development representatives over power generation

President Yoweri Museveni and the Aga Khan affiliated group of investors met and reviewed development strategies in the country. Meeting the president at State House Entebbe midweek, the group of investors expressed interest in undertaking further electricity generation programmes in Uganda. The Aga Khan-related companies were part of the development partners that participated in the…

Dr. Shafique Pirani – UBC clubfoot treatment in Bangladesh gains $4.3M federal boost

Thousands of Bangladeshi infants born with clubfoot – in which the feet are turned inward and downward – will be cured of the debilitating condition, thanks to a project led by two University of British Columbia professors, and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The Hon. Alice Wong, the federal Minister of State…