The Ismaili: Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Kenya; visits Arusha at the end of his East Africa visit

Nairobi, 28 July 2011 — As Mawlana Hazar Imam prepared to depart Nairobi, senior Jamati leaders bid him farewell at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Thursday. Hazar Imam’s departure marked the end of his 24-day visit to the Jamats of Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. Prior to leaving East Africa, Mawlana Hazar Imam stopped over in…

Aga Khan Development Network: His Highness the Aga Khan meets with the Secretary General of the East African Community

Arusha, Tanzania, 28 July 2011 — His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, this afternoon met with His Excellency Ambassador Dr Richard Sezibera, the Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) at the EAC Headquarters in the Arusha International Conference Centre. The two discussed how the AKDN…

New on NanoWisdoms: Excerpts from Mawlana Hazar Imam’s speeches at the Jamati Institutional Dinners in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

At the Jamati Institutional Dinners Mawlana Hazar Imam attended during his visit to East Africa, he shared his thoughts about leadership with the Tanzanian, Ugandan and Kenyan leadership itself. The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat speeches, interviews and writings is pleased to provide transcripts for video excerpts that have been released from these speeches. Click to…

East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Holds Talks with His Highness The Aga Khan

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 28 July 2011: The Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera today held talks with His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). His Highness the Aga Khan, who had paid a courtesy call on the Secretary General, briefed the…

Daily Nation Kenya: Aga Khan lays ground for new graduate school

A new graduate school that will offer postgraduate media and communication training was launched in Nairobi on Wednesday. The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications seeks to provide quality journalism training and promote media research and entrepreneurship. The first batch of students will be admitted in 2014. Prime Minister Raila Odinga presided…

Kenya: How Ismaili Community Celebrated Aga Khan’s Visit

Tuesday, 26 July 2011 – His Highness the Aga Khan was in Kenya for various community-related functions last week. The Ismaili community gathered to celebrate their beloved leader’s visit and paid their respects to him. Last Saturday, the community hosted famous Bollywood music director and playback singer Aadesh Srivastava along with Indian Idol contestant Bhoomi…

AKU News: President Kibaki and Aga Khan open Aga Khan Hospital’s Heart and Cancer Centre

July 25, 2011 His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki of Kenya inaugurated the Aga Khan University Hospital’s Heart and Cancer Centre today, in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The US$ 50 million facility brings international standards of patient care and cardiology and oncology treatment to…

Kenyan Ismaili Jamat gathers to witness opening of Heart and Cancer Centre by Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Kibaki

Nairobi, 25 July 2011 — The Aga Khan University’s Heart and Cancer Centre brings international standards of patient care in cardiology and oncology treatment to Kenya, positioning the University Hospital as a hub in an integrated AKDN health system being established in East Africa. It also represents a significant expansion for the Aga Khan University’s…

Daily Nation: Kenya scores medical first in region – $50 million Aga Khan University’s Heart and Cancer Centre in Nairobi

Kenya has consolidated its position as a regional medical hub with the opening of a Sh4.5 billion ($50 million) heart and cancer centre in Nairobi on Monday. The centre at the Aga Khan University Hospital is equipped with the latest screening and treatment technologies. It will also be the first in the region to do…

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Heart and Cancer Centre at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

25 July 2011 – Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim Your Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Honorable Uhuru Kenyatta Minister for Medical Services, Honorable Professor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o Chief Executive Officer of Agence Francaise de Developpement, Mr. Zerah Members of the Corps…

President Kibaki of Kenya lauds Aga Khan efforts

President Kibaki on Friday commended the Aga Khan Development Network for its contribution to the country’s health and education sectors. Speaking at his Harambee House office during a meeting with the Aga Khan, President Kibaki noted that no significant development could be achieved without adequate education and proper healthcare. The Head of State welcomed the…

Mawlana Hazar Imam with music artists Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, who performed in his honour at the Kenya Jamati Institutional Dinner. Photo: Ejaz Karmali/TheIsmaili.org

Indian Ismaili Music Directors: Salim and Sulaiman Merchant perform for His Highness the Aga Khan in Nairobi

Update: Interview with Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, click here. http://www.theismaili.org/cms/1234/Mawlana-Hazar-Imam-arrives-in-Kenya Yesterday was the biggest day in our lives. My bro @Sulaiman_M and myself did a private performance for His Highness Prince Agakhan — salim merchant (@salim_merchant) July 16, 2011 On my way to Nairobi to perform at a very important event. Probably the biggest that…