Michael Meyer, Dean of AKU's Graduate School of Media and Communications on Africa’s Growing War on Corruption

Michael Meyer, Dean of AKU’s Graduate School of Media and Communications on Africa’s Growing War on Corruption

A forthcoming survey of Kenyan youth conducted by the East African Institute at Aga Khan University found a startling “integrity deficit.” Half of the respondents believe that how one earns money is irrelevant, and a third said they would readily give or take a bribe. Three-quarters would not report corruption, fearing retribution. By Michael Meyer, Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at … Continue reading Michael Meyer, Dean of AKU’s Graduate School of Media and Communications on Africa’s Growing War on Corruption

Meet the Nurse from Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi whose love inspired Will Smith's movie 'Concussion'

Meet the Nurse from Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi whose love inspired Will Smith’s movie ‘Concussion’

This is the time of the year when Hollywood studios typically dole out their most earnest and starriest dramas in the valiant hope of netting trophies come Oscar season. One good example is “Concussion” which centers on a Nigerian forensic pathologist and neuropathologist, Bennet Omalu, who inadvertently found himself in a war against the National Football League after discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in football … Continue reading Meet the Nurse from Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi whose love inspired Will Smith’s movie ‘Concussion’

Justice Visram receives Kenya's 2nd highest National Award

Justice Visram receives Kenya’s 2nd highest National Award

Elder of the Burning Spear (E.B.S.) On the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of Kenya’s independence, December 12, 2015, HE President Uhuru Kenyatta, awarded The Hon. Mr. Justice Alnashir Visram, Judge of The Kenya Court of Appeal, with the 2nd highest national award, Elder of the Burning Spear (E.B.S.) in recognition of distinguished services to the nation. Justice Visram, a resident of Kenya, went to … Continue reading Justice Visram receives Kenya’s 2nd highest National Award

Nadeem Rajwani to script adaptation of Kenyan anti-corruption czar John Githongo film

Nadeem Rajwani to script adaptation of Kenyan anti-corruption czar John Githongo film

Nadeem Rajwani was born and raised in Kenya. He has worked in the advertising industry in Kenya and later branched out into film 10 years ago. He is a seasoned screenwriter and Filmmaker having studied in Canada and currently based in the UK.Nadeem took us through his journey as a film student and why he is back home.After a lengthy discussion,he encouraged the trainees to … Continue reading Nadeem Rajwani to script adaptation of Kenyan anti-corruption czar John Githongo film

Dr. Awiti of the East African Institute at the Aga Khan University: Involve youth in the fight against corruption

Dr. Awiti of the East African Institute at the Aga Khan University: Involve youth in the fight against corruption

Research & Perspective by A. Maherali for Ismailimail The youth must be at the forefront of the anti-corruption effort because a survey commissioned by the East African Institute of the Aga Khan University reveals a staggering deficit of integrity among Kenyan youth.   For example: 50% believe it does not matter how one makes money as long as one does not go to jail 50% … Continue reading Dr. Awiti of the East African Institute at the Aga Khan University: Involve youth in the fight against corruption

Ferial Nathoo appointed CEO of American Chamber of Commerce, Kenya

Ferial Nathoo appointed CEO of American Chamber of Commerce, Kenya

Biography Ferial Nathoo was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the American Chamber of Commerce, Kenya in June 2013. Her role includes restructuring the Chamber to ensure that the Chamber is the voice of US business in Kenya, and strengthening US-Kenya commercial ties by providing high-quality business information and resources. Ferial is Canadian-Kenyan and graduated from York University in Toronto, Canada with an Honours Bachelor of … Continue reading Ferial Nathoo appointed CEO of American Chamber of Commerce, Kenya