How mega infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America are reshaping development — By Seth Schindler & Juan Miguel Kanai on the Conversation com

Huge investments in infrastructure are redefining global development, from China’s Belt and Road Initiative to infrastructure development plans from the African Development Bank and the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America. Construction underway of a new port at Lamu, Kenya. Michael Edward Walsh/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND The scramble to build infrastructure…

Ismaili fund scientific projects in Mozambique, 7 more African countries with EUR 4.6 million — Club of Mozambique com

Eight African countries, including Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau and Sao Tome and Principe, will receive funding for 16 scientific research and technological development projects over a three-year period. The total investment amounts to EUR 4.6 million. The projects, aimed at encouraging and strengthening scientific, technical, human and social skills and capacities in Africa,…

Where few others dare to tread: the Aga Khan in Africa — Deutsche Welle de

Prince Karim will celebrate his diamond jubilee as the Aga Khan this July. From the beginning of his time as Imam, he has been quietly supporting humanitarian and environmental work throughout Africa. “We can say with conviction that Africa’s moment has come.” With this the Aga Khan brought a 2016 keynote address to a culmination….

Kenya: Mombasa hosts Africa-wide Unity Games this weekend — The Ismaili

Mombasa, 13 April 2017 — Every two years, the Ismaili communities of East Africa come together for the Unity Games, a festival of sport. This year, the Games will include Jamats from all over the entire African continent. Ismailis from the Malagasy Republic arrive in Mombasa for the Africa-wide Unity Games, which will run from…

Germany – Kenya: Minister Müller to present Mashall Plan with Africa at Business Summit in Nairobi, to take place from 9 to 10 Feb. | Will Train 5000 Young people

BERLIN – Federal Minister Gerd Müller will launch a vocational training initiative at the German-African Business Summit in Nairobi. Around 400 delegates from African and German companies and associations, and from the political field will put forward ideas for boosting investment in Africa at the conference taking place in the Kenyan capital. Minister Müller: “Vocational…

University of Oldenburg, African and European partners jointly investigate the reasons behind global migration — Deutschland de

Learning to understand what prompts migration: In a Master’s programme coordinated by University of Oldenburg, African and European partners jointly investigate the reasons behind global migration — By Nicole Sagener ***** Rueben Okine still likes sitting in the library at the University of Oldenburg and is often to be found there. Oldenburg is in the…

Aga Khan – Creating a Brighter Tomorrow for Africa CCTV Broadcast

A Documentary video on Ismaili Imamat and the Development Network in Africa Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Published on 9 Mar 2015 AFRICA24 MEDIA and CCTV NEWS, as part of CCTV NEWS’s “Faces of Africa” series, present “THE AGA KHAN: CREATING A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR AFRICA”. Republished with permission from Africa24 Media. First aired on…

Award-winning journalist lashes out at media portrayal of Africa — By Khalid Magram on Digital Journal com

Toronto – An African journalist is urging international media covering the continent to bring aboard local African journalists in their reporting.   Award-Winning Journalist Chika Oduah speaking with audience including local journalists at Ismaili Centre in Toronto. Speaking at an event organised by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) in partnership with Ismaili Council for…

Serena Hotels nominated for World Travel Awards 2015!! | Vote for your favorite Serena

Nine Serena Hotels establishments have made it to the nominees list of the World Travel Awards 2015, with Serena Hotels earning a nomination in the Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand category. Nairobi Serena Hotel led other Serena Hotels Establishments after bagging four nominations in the Africa’s Leading Green Hotel, Kenya’s Leading Hotel, Kenya’s Leading Business Hotel…

Ebola in Africa: Germany is providing Money, Manpower, Volunteers, Equipments and know-how|Watch document video on this epidemic with Ranga Yogeshwar on WDR TV

Over 160 million euros for the fight against Ebola Walter Lindner talking to German Médecins Sans Frontières helpers in Monrovia © AA The fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is posing a dramatic challenge for the international community. The German Government is continuously expanding its assistance and support for the countries affected, providing…

Melinda Gates Honored for Humanitarian Work — Voice of America news com

Britain’s Prince William, right, presents philanthropist Melinda Gates with the Chatham House Prize at the Banqueting House in London, Nov. 21, 2014. Henry Ridgwell November 22, 2014 8:38 AM LONDON— Melinda Gates and her husband, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, launched their namesake foundation in 2000 with the aim of improving lives through health care and…