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

35 patients to undergo free surgery at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam | The Citizen Tanzania

35 patients to undergo free surgery at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam | The Citizen Tanzania

By Saumu Mwalimu for The Citizen. Dar es Salaam, January 10, 2016 — At least 35 women and children will undergo free reconstructive surgery during a three-day clinical camp at the Aga Khan Hospital (AKH) in Dar es Salaam starting from today. The surgery, which usually costs about Sh150,000 to Sh2 million in major public hospitals, including Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), targets ordinary Tanzanians. Briefing … Continue reading 35 patients to undergo free surgery at the Aga Khan Hospital Dar es Salaam | The Citizen Tanzania

Earlier in 2015: His Highness the Aga Khan's visit to East Africa

Review 2015: His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to East Africa

December 25, 2015: A brief summary of few selected posts made at Ismailimail. From Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, for the AKU’s convocation ceremonies and other related Ismaili Imamat activities, in the month of February/March of 2015. Announcement Arrival, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania With President of Tanzania Tanzania grants Aga Khan University charter Video: Aga Khan University, charter signing ceremony … Continue reading Review 2015: His Highness the Aga Khan’s visit to East Africa

Allidina Visram: Secrets of the world’s best business-people | The Economist

Allidina Visram: Secrets of the world’s best business-people | The Economist

Dec 19th 2015: AS BRITISH imperialists were trudging through African jungles to secure their newly conquered empire, some of the empire’s subjects were also roaming far and wide, under the cover of the Union flag. One was Allidina Visram, from Kutch, in what is now Gujarat state in India. He arrived penniless in Zanzibar (now part of Tanzania) on the east African coast in 1863, … Continue reading Allidina Visram: Secrets of the world’s best business-people | The Economist

Canada’s Official Opposition leader wishes Arusha Ismaili Reunion great success!

Sultan Jessa: Canada’s Official Opposition leader wishes Arusha Ismaili Reunion great success

By Sultan Jessa – December 17, 2015, OTTAWA: Canada’s leader of the Official Opposition has extended her “warmest greetings” to all planning to attend the Arusha Ismaili Reunion next year. The three­day event, second since 2010, will be held in Calgary, Alberta, from July 29 to 31. “Canada’s Official Opposition wishes you great success at the Arusha Reunion 2016,” said Opposition leader Rona Ambrose, who is also the interim … Continue reading Sultan Jessa: Canada’s Official Opposition leader wishes Arusha Ismaili Reunion great success

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Kampala to get Aga Khan University Hospital

December 14 2015, The East African: A third Aga Khan University Hospital in the world is taking shape in Kampala with the granting of land and an initiation ceremony this week. The Aga Khan and President Yoweri Museveni are expected to preside as the new hospital’s plan comes alive, part of a bold 15-year $1 billion expansion agenda that the Aga Khan University has committed … Continue reading Kampala to get Aga Khan University Hospital

Arusha Reunion 2016 Calgary

Arusha Reunion 2016 Calgary

The Arusha reunion 2016 will act as a continuation and perhaps extension of the last reunion of 2010. This event will be a good opportunity for people from all over the world to reconnect with their fellow Arushanians. At the last reunion,people from all over the world including Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania and the United Kingdom participated in the event. Our goal for this year … Continue reading Arusha Reunion 2016 Calgary

How is technology saving lives? Aga Khan Foundation Canada

How is technology saving lives? Aga Khan Foundation Canada

When you live in a remote location, getting to a hospital or school can be difficult. Travel can involve dangerous roads, expensive transportation and long distances. That lack of infrastructure also limits your ability to access food – or to find markets for your crops and products. Many remote communities in developing countries don’t have access to phones or internet – or to reliable sources … Continue reading How is technology saving lives? Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Dolly's Cookbook launched by Zeenaz Gourmet Products

Dolly’s Cookbook launched by Zeenaz Gourmet Products

Years in the making, I am very proud to complete and officially launch my cookbook.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank my daughter,  Jinu who was instrumental in helping me to accomplish this. I could not have done it without her help.   Cooking and family is my joy and I am hopeful that you all get the same enjoyment as I do in using these recipes … Continue reading Dolly’s Cookbook launched by Zeenaz Gourmet Products

Rhino caretaker Mohammed Doyo gestures to a southern white rhino at Ol Pejeta Conservancy near Nanyuki, some 200km north of the capital Nairobi, Kenya, 18 February 2015. (image credit: New Europe)

Aga Khan University – Graduate School of Media and Communications establishes an environmental reporting programme for Africa – A global strategy to end poaching

By Michael Meyer 17 November, 2015: A half-century ago, white rhinos abounded in Africa. Today, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimates that only 25,000 still roam the continent, mostly in South Africa, with a handful in Namibia and Kenya.  The population of elephants – another of Africa’s most iconic animals – is also dwindling fast, having fallen from 10-20mn a half-century ago to just … Continue reading Aga Khan University – Graduate School of Media and Communications establishes an environmental reporting programme for Africa – A global strategy to end poaching

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Mwanza Aga Khan Medical Centre starts free breast cancer checks

The Aga Khan Medical Centre Mwanza will start conducting free breast cancer screening to residents in the region and neighbouring ones starting January next year. This will be a continuation of the similar campaign going on in Dar es Salaam once every month. It will be performed in Mwanza every last Saturday of each month. The centre’s Manager, Ms Waheeda Khatry, told reporters here yesterday … Continue reading Mwanza Aga Khan Medical Centre starts free breast cancer checks