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Speech by H.H. the Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Heart and Cancer Centre at the AKU Hospital, Nairobi 2011-07-25

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Your Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces of the Republic of Kenya
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Honorable Uhuru Kenyatta
Minister for Medical Services, Honorable Professor Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o
Chief Executive Officer of Agence Francaise de Developpement, Mr. Zerah
Honorable Ministers, Your Excellencies
Members of the Corps Diplomatic
Chairman and Members of the Board of Trustees of the Aga Khan University
Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen

Speech by Hazar Imam at Institutional Banquet in Mumbai, India 2013-09-28

Institutional Dinner Mumbai 2013-09-28
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September 28, 2013
(Hazar Imam was presented a gift from the Indian Jamat of a late 18th century bronze incense burner of the Moghul period )

President and Leaders of the Jamat,

Aga Khan Academy, a Gateway For Students to Top Global Universities 2015-06-18

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad 2015-04-10

Coastweek-- The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, (AKA, Mombasa) which opened just 10 years ago as the first in a global network of academies, has emerged as a gateway for East African students to the world’s top universities, with two thirds of the class of 2015 having been accepted to leading global institutions.

Of the 2015 graduates, a third have been accepted by the world’s Top 100 universities, as ranked by the 2014 Shanghai ranking system.

Aga Khan wins with Saryshagann at prix de Diane Longines 2015-06-14

Aga Khan takes the winner's prize in the first race at Prix de Diane 2015-06-14
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Saryshagann with jockey Christophe Soumillon won the 1st Race at Prix de Diane Longines on Sunday June 14th 2015 at 2 PM

First photographs of Prince Irfan 2015-06-10

Prince Irfan-first photograp with parents Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa have kindly shared photographs of Prince Irfan, their first child, who is pictured with his parents and grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam.

News of the birth of Prince Irfan has been greeted with immense joy by the worldwide Jamat. Jamati leaders have sent messages of congratulations to the family with prayers for the Prince’s long life and wellbeing.

Aga Khan Museum showcases best in Islam: Marmur 2015-01-04


Liberals in all three monotheistic religions are at the forefront of bridge-building, both with other faith communities and with the secular world.

By: Dow Marmur Columnist, Published on Sun Jan 04 2015

The rule formulated by the late Swedish-American theologian Krister Stendahl that I’ve cited before in this column helps us to understand the essence of interfaith and intercultural relations: always compare their best with your best, not their worst with your best.

Taj Mahal conservation could be handed over to the Aga Khan Foundation 2015-06-09

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If the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) doesn't improve the quality of conservation of Taj Mahal, the monument's maintenance could be handed over to the Aga Khan Foundation.

Talking to India Today, a senior ASI official said that the Ministry of Culture is planning to portion out the monument, giving the maintenance of its various areas to different organizations on the grounds of a Corporate Social Responsibility campaign that began in 2013 with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation signing up for the maintenance of the monument.

Portuguese Foreign Minister Machete receives Prince Aga Khan 2015-06-03

(L to R) Prince Aga Khan, Rui Machete signing the agreement.  2015-06-03

The Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Rui Machete, received today the leader of the Ismaili community, Prince Aga Khan, for a working lunch followed by the signing of an agreement between Portugal and the Ismaili Imamat.

Aga Khan admite investir em Portugal nos próximos cinco anos 2015-06-02

Hazar Imam signs Agreement to establish Global seat of Imamat in Portugal  2015-06-03

O príncipe Aga Khan admite investir na saúde e em serviços de protecção social em Portugal. O PÚBLICO sabe que no discurso que o líder da comunidade Ismaili profere ao princípio da tarde desta quarta-feira no Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros, após a assinatura do acordo que estabelece a sede global da sua comunidade em Portugal, essa questão será referida.

Universidades vão tirar "amplo partido" de acordo com Aga Khan - 2015-06-03


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Universidades vão tirar "amplo partido" de acordo com Aga Khan
É uma das maiores agências privadas para o desenvolvimento em todo o mundo. Sede formal do Ismamat Ismaili passará a funcionar em Portugal e inclui um investimento na investigação académica

Machete e Aga Khan enaltecem acordo com comunidade ismaelita em Portugal 2015-06-03


Machete e Aga Khan enaltecem acordo com comunidade ismaelita em Portugal A decisão de acolher a sede global do 'Imamat Ismaili' foi definida como "um importante sinal de abertura do Estado"

Investigadores portugueses vão beneficiar de acordo com a Comunidade Ismaelita - PM - 2015-06-03


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primeiro-ministro enalteceu hoje o acordo para o estabelecimento da sede global da instituição representativa da Comunidade Ismaelita em Portugal, sublinhando que permitirá estender o apoio desta rede a instituições de investigação portuguesas.

Aga Khan moves to Portugal 2015-06-03


In an announcement that will have Portugal’s estate agents limbering up for the race of all time, the Aga Khan has announced that he will be moving his official residence to Portugal within the next five years. The news came on Wednesday, as the leader of the Shia Muslim order was due to meet with Foreign Affairs minister Rui Machete to sign an agreement to establish his global headquarters in Portugal.

As Machete told Público: “It is natural that an institution with an annual budget of between €600-€900 million will bring something to Portugal.”

Portugal to benefit from agreement with Ismaili community: 2015-06-04


LISBON, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Portugal will benefit from agreement with Ismaili community for global head office to be established in the country, Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said on Wednesday.

Historic Agreement Establishes Global Seat of Ismaili Imamat in Portugal 2015-06-03


Lisbon, June 3rd 2015 -- Portugal’s Minister of State and Foreign Affairs Rui Machete and His Highness the Aga Khan today signed a landmark Agreement between the Republic of Portugal and the Ismaili Imamat for the establishment of a formal Seat of the Ismaili Imamat in Portugal. The Agreement marks the first such accord in the Imamat’s modern history. It will come into effect once it has been approved by Portugal’s Parliament and ratified by the President of the Portuguese Republic.

Protocol between The Ismaili Imamate and Portugal 2015-06-03


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H.H. The Aga Khan has arrived in Lisbon, Portugal and was welcomed at the airport by Mnister was received by Pedro Mota Soares of the Government of Portugal. According to news received from Portugal newspapers, H.H. The Aga Khan, Imam of the Ismailis, will be moving some of his institutions in Portugal where he may also build a residence. H.H. The Aga Khan is expected in the Country this week and more news will be posted in this section starting today.

H.H. The Aga Khan is expected to make large investments in Portugal in the next 5 years.

PM Harper, Aga Khan discuss threat posed by violent extremists 2015-05-27


Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the Aga Khan Tuesday for the recent terrorist attack on the Ismaili community in Pakistan.

The spiritual leader was visiting Canada for the inauguration of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto and attend meetings in Ottawa for updates on the activities of the Aga Khan Development Network in Canada.

Not all Muslims are the same 2015-05-26


Having spent 12 years working for a language development and cultural research organisation in East Africa (mainly Uganda and Tanzania) I had the opportunity to develop friendships with Ismaili Muslims. The Nizari Ismaili Sect of Shi’a Islam are little known in Australia but, in other parts of the globe as well as East Africa, they are known for their top quality schools and hospitals and their clean water and agricultural projects. Their approach is similar to the way many Christian organisations approach development.

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