H.H. THE AGA KHAN INTERVIEWED BY KBS
RADIO TIMES OF KENYA
OCTOBER 14, 1959
INTERVIEWED BY CHARLES HAYES
On the eve of his departure after his East African tour, His Highness the Aga Khan gave a microphone interview to Charles Hayes.
This 'question and answer' report is published in response to many requests from listeners to this interview which was first broadcast on Wednesday, 14th October at 8 p.m.
Q. How do you see the future of the Ismaili people in the development of East Africa?
On the 10th September, 1958, H.R.H. The Aga Khan officially opened one of the most modern hospitals in the African Continent - A magnificent building - equal to the finest buildings in the world, if not better - stands in Parklands, Nairobi, serving people of all races. Inspiration for this hospital came from late Imam Sultan Mohammad Shah Khan of revered memory.
December 10th, 1988, saw the foundation ceremony of the proposed NATION CENTRE by Mawlana Hazar Imam, a function which was attended by a host of senior Government officials and invited guests. Nairobi's Kimathi Street is to be the site for East Africa's largest dailies, Taifa and The Nation, and also of the Diamond Trust of Kenya Limited. Alongside these two main tenants, there will also be room for other offices, retail outlets, a coffee shop, a meeting room, and a fully equipped media centre with television broadcasting and recording as well as satellite facilities.
During his visit to Kenya in July 1991, Mowlana Hazar Imam, Chairman of the Board of the Aga Khan Foundation, announced a contribution of KES 30 million 'to double the pledges already made by donors to the endowment fund established by the Aga Khan Foundation, Kenya'.
Mowlana Hazar Imam said that he wanted to recognise the extreme generosity of the donors and the good work done by the Foundation in establishing this endowment. With Mowlana Hazar Imam's contribution, the endowment fund now stands at KES 60 million in pledges.
Posted Sunday, March 14 2010 at 22:30
When the Aga Khan decided to start a newspaper in Kenya 50 years ago, his vision was to print an independent and honest publication that would help nurture an emerging democracy.
It was 1960 and the wind of change was blowing across Africa, with many of its countries just breaking free from the shackles of colonialism.
Over the past 50 years, the history of the Kenyan nation is inextricably intertwined with that of the Nation Media Group, whose story starts with the acquisition of Kiswahili publication Taifa Leo in 1959.
18 March 2010 - Nairobi, Kenya - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of Aga Khan University, today announced the establishment of a Graduate School of Media and Communications in East Africa.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the inaugural Pan Africa Media Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nation Media Group, which was founded by the Aga Khan, His Highness stated that the School will be dedicated to advancing excellence in media performance and the strengthening of ethical media practices throughout the developing world.
Participants of the Pan Africa Media Conference.
Back row, left to right: H.E. Princess Kabakumba Labwoni Masiko, Ugandan Minister of Information and National Guidance, Bitange Ndemo, Permanent Secretary at the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communications, Amadou Mahtar Ba, Executive Director of the Africa Media Initiative, Shakeel Shabbir, MP for Kisumu Town East, Linus Gitahi, CEO of the Nation Media Group and Wilfred Kiboro, Chairman of the Nation Media Group.
Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya accompanied by Amadou Mahtar Ba, Executive Director of the Africa Media Initiative tour an exhibition commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Nation Media Group.
Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya with AKDN Resident Representative for Kenya Aziz Bhaloo at the Pan Africa Media conference.