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Mawlana Hazar Imam addresses those gathered at the Uganda institutional leadership dinner.

On Tuesday, 12 July 2011, Mawlana Hazar Imam attended a dinner with the Jamati and institutional leaders of Uganda held at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Hazar Imam was presented with a gift of an incense burner cover from Khorasan shaped in the form of a horse head, on behalf of those gathered.

Mawlana Hazar Imam applauds during the institutional dinner, together with Ismaili Council President Aitmadi Zul Abdul and AKDN Resident Representative Aitmadi Aziz Bhaloo.

Nairobi, 16 July 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam joined Jamati and institutional leaders at a dinner held in Nairobi yesterday evening. Hazar Imam was presented with a Qajar manuscript of Nasir Khusraw’s Diwan on behalf of those in attendance.

Mawlana Hazar Imam applauds during the dinner with Tanzanian institutional leaders.

Mawlana Hazar Imam joined the leadership of the Tanzanian Jamat for a dinner on 7 July 2011 in Dar es Salaam. Marking the special occasion, Ismaili youth performed dances and Hazar Imam was presented with a gift on behalf of those in attendance.

Mawlana Hazar Imam at the institutional leadership dinner in Kampala, Uganda on 12 July 2011.

Kampala, 13 July 2011 – This morning Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the Uganda Jamat at Kampala Jamatkhana, before travelling to inspect the construction of the Bujagali Hydroelectric power dam. Yesterday, Hazar Imam attended a dinner with the Jamati and institutional leaders of Uganda.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is greeted upon arrival in Nairobi, Kenya, by Mussa Abdul Dossa and Azmira Shamsudin, as Aitmadi Zul Abdul, President of the Ismaili Council for Kenya looks on.

Nairobi, 13 July 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kenya this evening, commencing the final leg of his three-country Jamati tour of East Africa. Mawlana Hazar Imam is in Kenya to meet with the Jamat, and will also participate in events at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi.

The Kampala Jamatkhana is lit up in celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 2011 visit to Uganda.

The Jamat in Uganda prepares and celebrates in anticipation of Mawlana Hazar imam’s visit in July 2011.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives at Kampala Jamatkhana accompanied by Huzur Mukhi Mohamed Lalani, President of the Ismaili Council for Uganda.

Kampala, 12 July – Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda this morning for a Jamati visit. Eagerly awaiting the Imam, the Uganda Jamat has been busy making preparations for his visit, and celebrating with traditional festivities.

Following their performance at the World Cup Kick Off concert, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, Alisha Popat and their fellow musicians perform the song “Africa You Are The Star” at the Carnivore Grounds launch in Nairobi.

Over the past four weeks, millions of people have turned their attention to South Africa, host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup championship. It is the first time that the tournament is being hosted in an African country, and for a group of Ismaili musicians who performed at the Kick Off Concert, the occasion is particularly special.

A sign posted at an Ashram run by an Indian NGO that helps child labourers decries child exploitation.

It is believed to be one of the fastest growing forms of organised crime in the world, though most people ignore it or are simply unaware. But through a five-part series currently being aired on BBC World Television, executive producer Faridoun Hemani and researcher Jazzmin Jiwa hope to change that. They assert that human trafficking is a modern form of slavery.

Kente cloth worn at a festival in Kpetoe Agotime, in the Volta region of Ghana. The colours and patterns of the cloth convey different meanings and are said to symbolically preserve the history, ethics and moral values of the people.

The continent of Africa is steeped in tribal and ethnic diversity. Its geographic regions in the west, east, north and south vary in language, religion and even cuisine. If you enjoy West African cooking, here are some tips to help you prepare nutritious traditional foods for your family.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivering the Founder’s Address at the Pan-Africa Media conference, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Nation Media Group.

Mawlana Hazar Imam announced the establishment of a new Graduate School of Media and Communications today, which will be part of the Aga Khan University (AKU) in East Africa. Hazar Imam made the announcement as part of his address at the inaugural Pan-Africa Media Conference, which marks the 50th Anniversary of the Nation Media Group.

In advance of the inaugural ceremony, Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya, tours Forodhani Park with Luis Monreal, General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, accompanied by Princess Zahra, is currently on a brief tour of East Africa to review the progress of Aga Khan Development Network initiatives in the region. Photographs of Hazar Imam’s visit to Mombasa and Nairobi can be viewed here.

Participants celebrate their arrival in Kenya for the inaugural Golden Jubilee Games.

Hundreds of Golden Jubilee Games athletes were greeted upon their arrival at the Games Village on the premises of the Parklands complex in Nairobi. Most had travelled long distances, and for many the journey was their first to Africa.

Mawlana Hazar Imam spends a moment with AKDN staff and volunteers from the Jamat of Burkina Faso, prior to departing the country.

Monday, 28 April 2008
Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Burkina Faso for Côte d’Ivoire today. In Burkina Faso, Mawlana Hazar Imam met with the President, Prime Minister, senior government ministers and representatives of the AKDN.

Members of the Jamat from Madagascar and around the world welcoming Mawlana Hazar Imam to Madagascar.

Following on from his visit to Mozambique, Mawlana Hazar Imam was received as a State Guest in Madagascar. During his four day visit, he met with Senior Government officials, visited AKDN projects and met with the Jamat.

Beaded AIDS Awareness Badges: These beautiful AIDS Awareness badges display the unique art of South African beadwork

Globally, AIDS has killed more than 25 million people since it was first recognised in 1981. A group of Ismailis is working hard in South Africa to help address various aspects of HIV/AIDS. We profile their efforts in this article.

Members of the Aga Khan Band Troupe play at the colourful launch of the Golden Jubilee celebrations in Nairobi

11 July 2007 was indeed a historic day for the global Jamat, and to celebrate, Ismailis all over the African continent enjoyed several days of festivities leading up to Imamat day. Across the continent, the day itself began with flag raising ceremonies to launch the Golden Jubilee year, with Jamati leadership participating with Scouts, Guides, volunteers and members of the Jamat.