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Speech by Princess Zahra Aga Khan at the Launch of the Oncology Programme of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam 2014-01-27

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Honourable Minister of Health and Social Welfare,
Dr. Seif Rashid,
His Excellency Marcel Escure,
Ambassador of France in Tanzania,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please allow me first and foremost to welcome you all on this lovely day to the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam. We are truly grateful for your presence in what is a very important and exciting day in the life of this institution.

Memorial Lecture on International Affairs Featuring His Highness Karim Aga Khan IV 2014-03-10

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

President Paxson,
Ogden Family representatives,
Brown University Faculty, Students and Alumni,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Thank you very much, Madame President, for your very kind introduction. It is a great honour for me to give the Ogden Lecture, to be included in the distinguished company of past Ogden Lecturers, and to pay tribute to the memory of Stephen Ogden.

Interview with Globe and Mail 2014-02-28

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Globe and Mail Toronto

[Aga Khan: ‘Without a doubt, I am seriously worried’ about the world

John Stackhouse

Toronto — The Globe and Mail

Published Saturday, Mar. 01 2014, 12:06 AM EST

Last updated Saturday, Mar. 01 2014, 12:08 AM EST

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims and an honorary Canadian, visited Canada this week to speak to a rare joint session of Parliament, and inspect the new Ismaili centre in Toronto, due to open this summer. He also sat down with The Globe and Mail’s Editor-in-Chief John Stackhouse for an hour on Friday.

Speech to the Parliament of Canada 2014-02-27

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Mr Prime Minister,
Speaker Kinsella,
Speaker Scheer,
Honourable Members of the Senate and House of Commons,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,
Honourable Members of the Diplomatic Community,
Distinguished Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen:

The Aga Khan: the singular appeal of a pluralist

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The Globe and Mail

This week, the Aga Khan will be in Ottawa to address a joint session of Parliament, a signal honour reserved for a handful of extraordinary people who have a special relationship with Canada.

It is not hard to understand why this country is special to the Aga Khan, who for more than 50 years has been the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Ismaili Muslims. Shocked in 1972 when Uganda suddenly expelled anyone of Asian descent, including thousands of Ismailis, he turned to Pierre Elliott Trudeau in his search for a haven.

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Aga Khan and Jim Yong Kim will deliver Ogden Memorial Lectures 2014-02-19

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Video available on http://www.youtube.com/embed/vSvXca3OiZo

This year, as a part of Brown’s 250th Anniversary opening weekend, His Highness the Aga Khan and World Bank Leader Jim Yong Kim ’82 will deliver the Stephen A. Ogden Jr. ’60 Memorial Lectures on International Affairs.

PM to welcome His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada

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Office of Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced that His Highness the Aga Khan will make an official visit to Canada later this month. During his visit, the Aga Khan will meet with Prime Minister Harper, who has invited him to deliver an historic address to Parliament.

Serena chain takes over the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel in Dar es Salaam 2011-12-02

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TN Global Travel Industry News

By Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania | Dec 02, 2011
TANZANIA (eTN) - East Africa’s leading tourist hotel chain, Serena Hotels, has officially taken over Tanzania’s biggest hotel, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel, in the Indian Ocean city of Dar es Salaam.

Previously managed by Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, the Movenpick Royal Palm Hotel has been rebranded to the Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel effective December 1, 2011 with a new management team.

Aga Khan Attends Inauguration of Kyrgyz President, Discusses Development Activities 2011-12-02

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Bishkek, 2 December 2011 -- His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, arrived in Bishkek yesterday to attend the inauguration of the President-elect of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev.

Delhi to get its first sunken museum 2012-05-26

An artist’s impression of the sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun’s Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Ni
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tHE hINDU

The Capital will have its first sunken interpretation centre linking three historic sites -- Humayun's Tomb, Sundar Nursery and Nizamuddin Basti -- if multiple agencies required to give clearances come together and give the go-ahead for the project.

Interpretation centres, popularly known as site museums that detail the history of a cultural or natural heritage, have been largely missing from the Indian arena. The project, a first of its kind in the country, has been conceptualised and designed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Hazar Imam joins leaders of Tajikistan and Afghanistan to lay foundation of fifth cross-border bridge 2011-10-31

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Afghan Minister of Public Works Abdulkudus Hamidi 2011-10-31
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theismaili.org

Showun, Shurobod District, Tajikistan, 31 October 2011 — Mawlana Hazar Imam, together with the President of Tajikistan, His Excellency Emomali Rahmon, and Afghanistan’s Minister of Public Works His Excellency Abdulkudus Hamidi, performed the foundation-stone ceremony for the Shurobod Bridge today. The bridge is the fifth to be built in partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network, and will connect the Shurobod District of Khatlon Region in Tajikistan with the Khohon Province of Afghanistan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam visits Afghanistan 2013-12-21

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a bouquet of flowers by AKDN Resident Representative Nurjehan Mawani upon his arrival in Ka

Kabul, 21 December 2013 — Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Afghanistan today, where he met with the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, as well as ministers and other senior government officials. During high-level discussions on development issues with the president, Hazar Imam reiterated the commitment of the Ismaili Imamat and the Aga Khan Development Network to Afghanistan, and expressed appreciation to the Government of Afghanistan for their continued support of and partnership.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was accompanied by Princess Zahra.

source:theIsmaili.org

H. H. The Aga Khan visit to Kenya 2013-11-29

Nairobi, Kenya - 29 November 2012

City Park face lift: Aga Khan, govt. sign agreement

Published on Nov 29, 2012 by NTVKenya

The government and the Aga Khan Trust have formalized the project to restore the Nairobi City Park. His Highness The Aga Khan and Prime Minister Raila Odinga signed the agreement to rehabilitate the Park at the Nairobi National Museum paving the way for the Aga Khan Trust to embark on the rehabilitation early next year.

Splendori a Corte Exhibition 2013-03-30

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The Aga Khan Museum Home

On 30 March 2007, His Highness the Aga Khan and Mr. Elvio Ubaldi, Mayor of Parma, inaugurated “Splendori a Corte”, an exhibition of rare art and manuscripts from the Aga Khan Museum collections, at the Palazzo della Pilotta in Parma.

Splendori a CorteIn addition to the exhibition, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, in collaboration with the Teatro Regio di Parma and Parma Capitale della Musica, presented a programme of sacred music from Central Asia.

Kenya honours Aga Khan 2007-08-15

Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims was awarded Kenya's highest medal of honour
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The NewVision

HIS Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, has received Kenya’s highest medal of honour.

President Mwai Kibaki awarded him “The Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya” during a ceremony at a State banquet in the Aga Khan’s honour, according to a statement.

Kibaki commended him saying he had recorded an impressive and enduring legacy of service both to his religious group and to other people.

AGA KHAN FOUNDATION CELEBRATES TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF THE MADRASA PROGRAMME 2007-08-14

2008-08-15 Students of the Aga Khan Foundation's Madrasa programme sing a traditional Kiswahili song . Gary Otte
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Press Release Kenya

The Aga Khan Foundation today marked the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chief Guest Kenya’s Minister for Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the State Banquet (Nairobi, Kenya) 2007-08-13

2007-08-13 His Highness The Aga Khan Meets with His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki at State House, Nairobi, Kenya.
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akdn.org

Your Excellency President Kibaki,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests:

Let me say first what a wonderful honour it is - to become a Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, and to do so on one’s Golden Jubilee!

I am most deeply grateful to President Kibaki for this award - and for his very warm and generous words.

It is a pleasure for me to be here tonight, among so many old and new friends.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the State Banquet (Nairobi, Kenya) 2007-08-13

2007-08-13 His Highness The Aga Khan Meets with His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki at State House, Nairobi, Kenya.
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akdn.org

Your Excellency President Kibaki,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests:

Let me say first what a wonderful honour it is - to become a Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya, and to do so on one’s Golden Jubilee!

I am most deeply grateful to President Kibaki for this award - and for his very warm and generous words.

It is a pleasure for me to be here tonight, among so many old and new friends.

Prince Karim Agha Khan calls on President Asif Ali Zardari 2012-12-10

2012, December 10: Paris, France - President Asif Ali Zardari and Prince Karim Agha Khan shaking hands before their meeting at Hotel Plaza Athenee. Prince Karim Agha Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, today called on President Asif Ali Zardari here at Hotel Plaza Athenee. He congratulated the President and the Government of Pakistan on organizing, along with UNESCO, a high level event for the promotion of education in Pakistan.

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. MWAI KIBAKI, C.G.H., M.P., PRESIDENT 2007-08-13

His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki, His Highness the Aga Khan and Stanley Murage, Presidential Advisor, in discussion at State
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GOVERNMENT OF KENYA

SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY HON. MWAI KIBAKI, C.G.H., M.P., PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA DURING THE STATE BANQUET IN HONOUR OF HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN

Your Highness, the Aga Khan,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya, I warmly welcome Your Highness, the Aga Khan, to Kenya as you celebrate your Golden Jubilee. Allow me to take this opportunity, Your Highness, to acknowledge your exemplary spiritual leadership and to wish you continued success in your divine calling.

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