Aga Khan University Addresses the Challenge of Educating a New Generation of Leaders in Africa
02 March 2015 - At a ceremony marking the graduation of students from the Aga Khan University, His Highness the Aga Khan announced that the University will offer undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Nursing, as well as graduate professional education, in East Africa, as part of a programme to educate the leaders in the region through an investment totalling over US$ 1.1 billion.
HIGHLIGHTS: His Highness the Aga Khan Presides over the Aga Khan University Convocation in Nairobi, Kenya on 2 March 2015
27 February 2015 - His Highness the Aga Khan Presides over the Aga Khan University Convocation in Nairobi, Kenya on 2 March 2015.
Serena Hotels Receive African Business Award 2012 for Contributions to Africa
22 June 2012 - Serena Hotels receives the 2012 African Business Award in the “Best Hospitality, Travel and Tourism in Africa” category. Serena Hotels was recognized for “branding its country or region as an attractive tourism destination in Africa, ultimately benefitting the African tourism industry and the continent as a whole”.
1.5 Million Trees to Be Planted in Kenya by AKDN and Lions Clubs International
19 October 2011 - To address the rapid deforestation taking place in Kenya, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Lions Clubs International have teamed up to plant 1.5 million trees in Kenya by June 2012. The programme is part of a broader effort by AKDN institutions to plant 10 million trees by 2014.
New Graduate School of Media and Communications Launched at Aga Khan University in Kenya
28 July 2011 - Aga Khan University’s Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi was launched at a foundation stone ceremony held in the presence of Prime Minister Raila Odinga and His Highness the Aga Khan. The School, which will begin accepting students in 2014, is dedicated to educating media leaders – and fostering media institutions – who will advance the highest standards of competence, ethics, professionalism and social responsibility in their industry.
Trees for Food, Fuel and Fodder
30 January 2011 - The Aga Khan Development Network, which has planted over 100 million trees in Asia and Africa over the last 25 years, will plant over 10 million more trees. The commitment coincides with the International Year of Forests.
Aga Khan Reviews Progress on AKDN Projects
in East Africa
29 July 2009 - His Highness the Aga Khan, accompanied by his daughter Princess Zahra, reviewed progress on various projects of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), including the US$ 50 million Heart and Cancer Centre of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi and the Aga Khan Academy's residential campus and the Aga Khan Hospital (both in Mombasa).
Aga Khan Foundation Celebrates Twenty-Five Years of the Madrasa Programme
14 August 2007 - The Aga Khan Foundation today marked the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan and Chief Guest Kenya’s Minister for Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa
Aga Khan Academy Mombasa Builds Residential Campus to Welcome Students from Across Kenya
14 August 2007 - Kenya’s Education Minister, Professor George Saitoti, today laid the foundation stone for the construction of the new Residential Campus at the Aga Khan Academy in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa, in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan.
Aga Khan Receives Kenya's Highest Medal of Honour
14 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded Kenya’s highest medal of honour, the Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, (C.G.H.) by the President of the country, His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki.
Aga Khan in East Africa for First Golden Jubilee Visit (Media Advisory)
12 August 2007 - His Highness the Aga Khan arrives in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Sunday, 12 August, on the first leg of a 12-day official visit to the East Africa region.
Tourism Promotion Services restructures to include Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar in its operations
20 March 2006 - TPS Eastern Africa Limited (TPSEAL), was officially listed on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) today following the success of its recent share exchange offer for Tourism Promotion Services Limited (TPSL).
Aga Khan Urges Investment in the Quality of African Journalism
22 May 2005 - Aga Khan Urges Investment in the Quality of African Journalism and a respect for Pluralism as a cornerstone of Peace and Progress.
Aga Khan and Kenya President Kibaki Inaugurate the First of an International Network of Academic Centres of Excellence
20 December 2003 - The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, the first in an international network of close to 20 academic centres of excellence was today inaugurated by Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims.
President Kibaki and Aga Khan Open State of the Art Apparel Plant in Kenya
19 December 2003 - Ethical and social context of investing for development; cotton sector revival encouraged.
IPS to Get US$32 Million in New Equity for East Africa
17 November 2003 - Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) today announced a capital increase of USD 32.4 million (KSh 2.5 billion) for investments in East Africa to be funded principally by three leading institutional shareholders.
Aga Khan Visits Sites of Proposed Major Educational Campuses
21 February 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan yesterday evening completed his visit to two major education campuses being developed by the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) in Kenya.
Aga Khan and Kibaki Discuss Development Challenges
17 February 2003 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims was today received by President Mwai Kibaki at State House, Nairobi.
Aga Khan Concludes Kenya Visit
29 May 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today concluded a short visit to Kenya, during which he had meetings with President Daniel arap Moi and other senior government officials.
'Prepare Children for a Multi-cultural World' urges World Bank President
07 November 2001 - We need to stimulate all the world's children to become global thinkers," said Mr. James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank, at a landmark roundtable on Early Childhood Development (ECD) organised by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the World Bank.
FOCUS to Rehabilitate Schools in Madagascar Following Tropical Cyclone
23 15 - Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network, is to support the rehabilitation of schools damaged by Tropical Cyclone Chezda.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
24 February 2015
The convocations at the campuses of the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya, are part of an expanding investment in education in East Africa.
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