His Highness has arrived in Kenya, starting his visit from Mombasa.
Please follow the live webcast of the 2015 AKU Convocation in Nairobi on 2nd of March 2015 at 11:00am East African Time here:
More news to come.
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H.H. The Aga Khan arrived at the Serena Kampala (Uganda) at 9:00pm local time this Tuesday 24th February 2015. The next day Mowlana Hazar Imam met His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni at the State House in Entebbe. On 26 February, he attended, with Princess Zahra, the AKU Convocation at 11:00 AM Kampala time (GMT+3).
AKU Convocation Complete Video (71 minutes) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnsKMj62c5s
Aga Khan promises $1.2B investment in education and health across East Africa
Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Aga Khan University Convocation, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 2015-02-24Posted February 24th, 2015 by librarian-hd
Trustees and President of the University,
Members of the Diplomatic Corps,
Deans, Faculty and Staff of the University,
Parents, Donors, Supporters and Distinguished Guests,
Humjambo and Karibuni. Hongera, Wanafunzi wote
What a remarkable day this is – and what a pleasure it is to be here.
This is a very important day in your lives, of course, and I must say that this first chance to share in an East African AKU convocation makes this a singular day in my life, as well.
PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete yesterday granted a charter to the Aga Khan University (AKU) that will allow it to fully operate in the country after conforming to the Tanzania Commission for Universities' (TCU) preconditions.
During the charter granting ceremony held at the State House in Dar es Salaam, President Kikwete pointed out that the move will help Tanzania bridge out human resource gap in science, technology and medical sectors.
Today February 15 marks the birthday of our beloved Mata Salamat Om Habibeh Aga Khan wife our 48th Imam Shah Sultan Muhammad Shah. They were married in Geneva on October 9th, 1944 under her maiden name Yvette Blanche Labrousse.
In His Last Will, Imam Sultan mentioned that "I desire that my successor shall during the first seven of his Imamat be guided on question of general Imamt policy by my said wife Yvette called Yve Blanche Labrousse..."
February 8, 2015
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am pleased to inform you that this year the Aga Khan University celebrates another milestone, the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of AKU in East Africa.
To commemorate this occasion, the Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, has graciously consented to preside at the 2015 Convocation ceremonies as follows:
• Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Tuesday, 24th February
• Kampala, Uganda – Thursday, 26th February
• Nairobi, Kenya – Monday, 2nd March