STOP THE SENSELESS AND CRIMINAL EVICTIONS: JUSTICE FOR THE SHAH’S

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 The Kenya Human Rights Commission and the Kenya Asian Forum express their solidarity with the family of Niraj Shah whose home was demolished by a mob on Monday, 7th November 2022. In utter disregard of a court order dated November 3, 2022, and a notice by the Nairobi Council directing that …

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What have we learnt over a half-century?

Mahmood Mamdani Talk at the Refugee Law Project, Makerere University Yusuf Lule CTF, Friday 19th August 2022 on the commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the expulsion of the Ugandan Asians. Learning is both an individual and a collective experience. One way to answer the question is to identify new knowledge on the expulsion, produced …

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Islam and Early Globalization in the Indian Ocean World (An East African Perspective).

Abdulaziz Y. Lodhi (Ph.D.), Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Emails: Abdulaziz.Lodhi@lingfil.uu.se; Abdulaziz.lodhi@gmail.com The International Symposium on the History and Culture of the Islamic Civilization in Eastern Africa, Zanzibar, Tanzania. 2-4 September 2013. University of Oman & State University of Zanzibar (SUZA). Prologue Since April 20131a sensational story has been reported …

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Statement by the Kenyan Asian Forum on the Pandemic and Vaccination Process

25 March 2021 We the Kenyan Asian Forum (KAF) stand in solidarity with Kenyans as we battle with the Pandemic and seek solutions to save Kenyan lives. We note with concern the emergence of the third wave, which is causing havoc among the population. For most of us, the reality of the Pandemic does not …

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Parents Narrative in the Gurdarshan Singh, Maryland – Child Sexual Abuse Case

This is a narrative of the parents of the child who was 12 years old when Gurdarshan Singh, a Granthi in Maryland started sexually abusing her over a period of one year. In July 2020, a blog came out (https://removingpredatorgurdarshan.wo...) that resurfaced this issue and rumors & theories started to surface. The parents of the …

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KENYA INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL – NOVEMBER 2019

The Second Edition of the Kenya International Sports Film Festival (KISFF), which ran from 21-24 November 2019 at the Signature Auditorium at the Western Heights Building in Westlands, Nairobi, is an idea whose time has come. It is a necessary and welcome addition to the film festival scene in Kenya, which already has the Human …

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Film Review – Queen Sugar Series (now in Season 4)

Many Kenyan viewers know Oprah Winfrey for her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) which continues to makes outstanding TV series largely focused on the lives, successes, challenges, and aspirations of the African American Community in the US. Her current series are: Queen Sugar, Greenleaf, Love and Marriage: Huntsville, Ambitions, Black Women OWN the conversation, The Haves …

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Here to stay, here to fight: How Asians transformed the British working class

By Yuri Prasad During the blisteringly hot summer of 1976 a group of Asian workers, predominantly women, walked out on strike at a small factory in north west London. Most were recently arrived migrants from Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya and were as unlikely a group of militants as you were likely to find that year. …

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M G Vassanji in Kenya 24-27 January 2014

M G Vassanji was in Kenya primarily to launch his latest book ‘The Magic of Saida’ but also popularise his work among primary, high school children, intellectuals and civil society. He was hosted in Kenya by AwaaZ Magazine (www.awaazmagazine.com) in partnership with Storymoja (www.storymojafrica.com) Attached are the various promotional material for his engagements in Kenya. …

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