Over the weekend, Londoners were able to get a glimpse into the orient as artisan vendors were selling goods from countries along the historic Silk Road trading route. Supported by the Aga Khan Foundation, the bazaar was staged to compliment the similarly themed open-air photography exhibition currently featured in nearby Granary Square in London’s Kings Cross. Silk Road: A Living History documents photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer’s 40,000 kilometre journey along the world’s oldest trade route. Comprised of over 160 photographs, the exhibition invites viewers to take a journey from London to Beijing. The bazaar is a pilot project but both organisers and vendors say there is scope for it to happen more regularly.
President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded a charter to the Aga Khan University (AKU), in Kenya, on Friday. During the event, President Kenyatta also inaugurated the AKU’s new Sh5 billion ultra-modern building. The building will be the university’s main campus in Kenya, housing its graduate school of Media and Communications, Medical College, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute for Human Development as well as the Brain and Mind Institute among other programmes. The Head of State reminded Kenyan universities to ensure that they offer quality education. "You must strive to remain compliant to both the programmatic and institutional standards set by our professional regulatory bodies such as the Commission for University Education," he said.