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The launch of Tanzania’s Fanous Roadshow in May was accompanied by a unique ceremony in which the fawanees of both Kenya and Tanzania came together in a symbolic demonstration of Ismaili brotherhood.

The victorious Kuala Lumpur cricket team at the Far East Sports Tournament. Salman Motani

As Ismailis around the world prepare for the Jubilee Games in Dubai, the Jamat of the Far East came together in November to participate in their own sports tournament, which served as a regional qualifier for the international Games.

Ismailis from Eastern and Southern Africa are gathering in Mwanza, Tanzania for the 2015 Unity Games, taking place between 3–6 April. Unity Games 2015

Ismaili Muslims from Eastern and Southern Africa gathered in Mwanza, Tanzania for the 2015 Unity Games, which took place between 3–6 April.

Children in the opening parade wave the Tanzanian and Ismaili flags in celebration of the 2015 Unity Games. Alkarim Pirmohamed

Ismailis from Eastern and Southern Africa gathered in Mwanza, Tanzania for the 2015 Unity Games, which took place between 3–6 April.

The group gathered in front of Wat Phrabuddhasrisongkhlanakarin, an ornate Buddhist shrine at the centre of Songkhla in southern Thailand.

Earlier this year, Ismaili youth from the Far East came together in Thailand to join in celebrating the country’s new year festival – well known for celebrants splashing water on one another! It proved to be a memorable way for the youth to connect while immersing themselves in a unique tradition of Thai culture, says participant Adeel Gilani.

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