Kibaki walks with the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, at State House, Nairobi, where the two held discussions yesterday morning. The talks were attended by Foreign Affairs minister Kalonzo Musyoka, Permanent Secretary Peter ole Nkuraiya and Chief of Protocol George Owuor.
The Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi Laboratory, has been working with the National External Quality Assurance Scheme (NEQAS) in the UK, the Centres for Disease Control in US, and the Aga Khan University in Pakistan to ensure that the clinical tests carried out by the laboratory meet international quality standards.The NEQAS covers haematology work where tests are done for blood disorders such as anaemia, leukaemia, sickle cell disease and parasitic infections in the blood.
His Highness the Aga Khan is among more than 300 delegates who are in the country to attend the International Press Institute's world congress to be opened by President Kibaki today.Also expected to jet in today is Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who takes to the platform this afternoon to deliver an address on how Western media reports Africa with stories hinging on war, starvation and underdevelopment.
Nobel Prize laureate in Literature Wole Soyinka, who is a lecturer at Harvard University in USA, who was expected to fly in last night, sent word that he would not make it for the conference.
The Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismaili Muslims, today joined President Mkapa of Tanzania in laying the foundation stone for the construction of a new academy in Dar es Salaam.The Academy will be a residential school offering pre-primary to higher secondary education benchmarked against world-class standards. A scholarship programme will support entry by top-ranked students of limited means.
The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) has announced a substantial investment to initiate tourism, commercial and urban redevelopment in Afghanistan.The fund will establish a world-class hotel in the center of the country?s capital Kabul, Prince Amyn Aga Khan, the younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, has said.
The Professional Development Centre (PDC) in collaboration with Aga Khan Education Service in Kenya has launched an in service training programme aimed at upgrading teachers' pedagogical skills and content knowledge of mathematics and sciences.The more than sixty teachers are drawn from Nairobi and Mombasa. The Certificate in Education course brings together teachers from Government schools and Aga-Khan Education Service schools.
The Aga Khan University will have a permanent presence in the region, it has been announced.The president, Mr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, said the chancellor and the board of trustees had decided that the university would have campuses in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
'The Advanced Nursing Studies programme in East Africa has already established a solid foundation with over 500 students enrolled, of which 30 per cent come from the Government,' Mr Kassim-Lakha said.
Address made by His Highness the Aga KhanOpening Ceremony of the IPI World Congress and 54th General Assembly - 2005-05-22Posted February 25th, 2010 by heritage
Your Excellency President Kibaki,Your Excellency President Kagame,Mr. Fritz,Mr. Kiboro,Ladies and Gentlemen:My thanks to you, Mr. Kiboro, for your kind words and to the International Press Institute for your warm welcome. Twenty-four years ago I had the honour of addressing this organisation at its 30th annual conference, also held here in Nairobi. Twenty-one years before that, in 1960, I established the Nation newspapers here.
Nairobi's Aga Khan yesterday became a premier teaching and referral hospital when it formally came under the management of Aga Khan University (AKU).Plans for the new development include programmes aimed at managing major diseases such as heart complications and cancer.
This will save Kenyan patients the expense and trouble of overseas trips for treatment.
Established in 1958 and currently with a 254-bed capacity, the hospital had been operating under the Aga Khan Health Service Kenya.
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims was today received by President Mwai Kibaki at State House, Nairobi. The two leaders held wide-ranging discussions covering the implementation of previously articulated and new expansion plans for the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Kenya specifically and Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean region more generally. These include investments of US$ 40 million in the health sector and US$ 30 million in the education sector.
The Aga Khan Development Network will soon establish an Aids resource centre in East Africa.
The centre will assist staff members and communities in health, education and commercial sectors in addressing the Aids pandemic, the Aga Khan Foundation (East Africa) regional chief executive officer, Mr Arif Necky, said yesterday.
Speaking in Nairobi, Mr Necky said the network would involve rural communities, especially in the Coast Province, schools, staff and their families in the programme.
The IPI World Congress and 54th General Assembly will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21-24 May 2005 - the third time, after 1968 and 1981, that IPI will hold its annual general meeting in Kenya, and its fifth on the African continent.
The four-day event will discuss current issues related to the challenges facing Africa and the world, as well as topics dealing with press freedom and the communications industry. Sessions focusing on African topics include:
- 'Pluralism and Democracy - The African Experience'
- 'Africa's Development - Attracting Investment'
- 'Reporting on Africa'
UN employees who have Aids will benefit from a comprehensive medical and health care programme at the Aga Khan Hospital. In a deal between Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi Klaus Topfer and Mr Stephen Batts, the Aga Khan Health Service in East Africa chief executive, the employees will be advised on the use of anti-retroviral drugs and nutrition.They and their families will also will benefit from counselling services.
Q: Your Highness, this is a very important Energy Conference. It's the first of its kind in the world, at least the first since 1963, What do you think will be the outcome of this particular Conference?
The leaders of all African Countries today are faced with the need to raise the living standards of the mass of their peoples from mere subsistence level to a point where men and women can develop the full potential of their minds and bodies. The problem in Africa assumes urgent political dimensions if only because expectations are so much higher than they used to be. This is quite understandable when you remember the hopes that were raised during the battle for independence.
His Royal Highness Prince Aga Khan on 10 May 1961, speaking as a guest speaker, told the Nairobi Lions Club that he had never thought that it would be possible to create a multi-racial political system in Kenya. "Once independence is achieved, the real and ultimate authority in any truly democratic system is bound to be African" He said.
Your Excellencies, Your Highnesses, Your Worship, My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen, My spiritual children
I am most grateful for your kind address. On behalf of the Ismaili community and myself, I would like to thank all those in Nairobi who have contributed to such a wonderful welcome here.
I have been very moved by everyone's kindness, especially by the hospitality given me by His Excellency the Governor and Lady Baring.
SPEECH BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE NATION PRESS BUILDING, NAIROBI-1997-03-12Posted December 9th, 2009 by librarian-ap
Your Excellency The President,
Your Excellency the Vice President,
Honorable Minister for Information,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The opening of an important new building is always a cause of celebration - and it is wonderful to know that so many people are celebrating this occasion with us.
"It gives me great pleasure to be with you this morning for the inauguration of the Nation Printing Plant. This ultra-modern printing facility makes use of the latest technology in the printing and publishing industry. The investment of seven hundred and fifty million shillings in this project is a show of the confidence that the Nation Group and indeed Your Highness, have in the future of this country. It's therefore, an important occasion for the Nation Group, the publishing industry and indeed, for Kenya.
SPEECH BY PRESIDENT DANIEL ARAP MOI AT LUNCHEON HOSTED IN THE HONOR OF HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN VISIT TO NAIROBI-1997-03-11Posted December 9th, 2009 by librarian-ap
Your Highness, Kenya and Aga Khan Development Network share a long history of co-operation. The Aga Khan Development Network has for a long time supported our development efforts by promoting socio-economic development in various fields such as health, education and rural development.