Business Recorder - ... It is noteworthy also that prior to his Canada visit, the Aga Khan had a meeting with Hamid Karzai, head of the Afghan interim administration, stressing respect for the rights of each ethnic and religious group in the emerging new Afghanistan. Earlier, at the Tokyo Pledging Conference he had committed $75 million to the reconstruction effort in the war-devastated country. An idea of how Canada values his contribution to balanced, purposeful, development in a fast changing world may be had fom the Prime Minister's laudatory remarks on his arrival in Ottawa.
Tajik news agency Asia-Plus - Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The construction of a bridge across the river Panj to Afghanistan has been started in the Tem microdistrict in Khorugh [in Tajikistan's eastern Mountainous Badakhshon Autonomous Region, MBAR]. The head of road building department No 8, Usmon Yormamadov, told Asia-Plus that the construction project had been submitted by the Rahkinkraft [transliterated] production association. The project costs 385,000 dollars, which have been allocated by the AgaKhan foundation's MSDSP [the Mountain Societies Development and Support Programme].
The Nation - Nairobi. Addressing an international gathering of some 1,800 in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands, he (The Aga Khan) sounded caution about the consequences of 'the present level of global cultural ignorance
Asia-Plus news agency, Dushanbe: 'We commend the level of cooperation with France, but I think that it is time to give our relations a new impetus,' Tajik President Emomali Rahmonov said in an interview with an Asia-Plus correspondent aboard the aircraft on the way to France yesterday... The Asia-Plus correspondent says that an hour after his arrival in Paris, Emomali Rahmonov flew to the town of Aiglemont to meet Prince Aga Khan IV.
SOS has opened playgrounds for the children in the camps. Initially, the youngsters were bemused by the activities on offer and some even went as far as trying to break them up. But once they were taught how to use swings and slides, they had a whale of a time, and Salimah now reckons the play areas have been one of the Pakistani project's biggest successes.
Alltex's foundation stone was laid by Prince Rahim Aga Khan, a director of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) recently and will start operations in July. The firm is a joint-venture between AKFED affiliate, Industrial Promotion Services (Kenya) (IPS) and Global Readymade Garments Industry LLC of Qatar.
Aiglemont, Gouvieux. (Press Release) Princess Zahra Aga Khan, the eldest child and only daughter of His Highness the Aga Khan, and her husband Mr. Mark Boyden announce the birth on the 8th of May 2002 in Geneva, of their second child, a son, Iliyan. Their first child, Sara, was born in November 2000. Married in France in June 1997, the couple hold senior positions in the Aga Khan Development Network. Princess Zahra has a BA (Hons.) from Harvard University in Development Studies and Mark Boyden holds an MBA from Oxford-Brookes University.
The Aga Khan and the Begum Aga Khan joined the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, members of the Royal Family and ambassadors of participating foreign and Commonwealth countries that included, besides Kenya, the United States, Canada, France, Pakistan and India to view the presentation as part of an event entitled 'All the Queen's Horses.' 'This event serves to acknowledge the Commonwealth's importance in maintaining relations among countries through both good and less good times in their shared history,' said the Aga Khan.
Eurasianet: Speaker of the lower parliamentary chamber, the Legislative Assembly, Abdygany Erkebaev received in Bishkek on 30 October Prince Agha-Khan the Fourth, leader of the world Ismailits, discussing possible help from the Agha Khan Foundation to mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan.
Bishkek, November 1. (KABAR). President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbaev arrived in Kyrggyzstan to participate in the work of the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit. According to the press service of the Kyrgyz Government, the leader of Kazakhstan intends to have dinner with President of the Kyrgyz Republic Askar Akaev and to meet with His Highness Aga Khan.
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Le monde diplomatique - Le Sommet mondial sur le développement durable, organisé par les Nations unies à Johannesburg (Afrique du Sud) fin ao
Mowlana Shah Karim arrived in Houston late afternoon with Begum Inaara and Prince Rahim. The live simulcast of the opening ceremony of the new Jamatkhana started in 11 US cities and in Houston at the Reliant Center on 23rd June from 1:45 to 4:30p.m. The Imam met with his Jamat at 9:30a.m. at Reliant Center on June 24th. Later that day, Mowlana Shah Karim went to Austin where he was invited at a reception by Governor Perry. Audio of some speeches is available now. On June 26th, H.H. The Aga Khan performed with Colin Powel the opening of the Silk Road Festival in Washington.
Dana Micucci write: 'The instability that we see around the world, from Afghanistan to Central Europe, is a consequence of the rejection of cultural pluralism,' said the Aga Khan, a man who knows a great deal about cultural pluralism. He blames that rejection on the enormous gulf of knowledge between the Islamic and the non-Islamic world, a situation that, he said, leaves him deeply saddened.
: (New Vision/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- PROF. Gilbert Bukenya, the Minister for the Presidency, has hailed members of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) for their contribution towards developing Uganda's education and economy, reports Geresom Musamali... Bukenya said the Aga Khan is a kingdom without political boundaries that has been associated with the highest quality of education worldwide.
Horizon - The Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi, has started training doctors in a new surgical technology. The hospital has set up a regional training centre at which surgeons will be trained in minimum access surgery also known as laparoscopic surgery. This technic was introduced at the hospital two years ago and doctors have successfully performed close to 500 operations using it. The training, the fifth to be held, starts today and will last for two days. The 14 participants are doctors and nurses from the east and central African region.
Dushanbe [BBC]: The World Bank will give Tajikistan three credits worth a total of 32.5m dollars. Agreements on these credits were signed in Almaty on 3 July. longside the World Bank, two separate lenders, namely the Swiss government and the Aga Khan Fund for economic development, are taking part in implementing a project to complete the construction of the Pomir-1 hydro-electric power station and to put it into operation. They allocated 5m dollars and 7.5m dollars respectively.
MINISTER OF CULTURE ROSETA AND FIRST LADY MARIA JOSE RITTA JOIN BEGUM AGA KHAN AT CONCERT AND EXHIBITION EXPRESSIONS OF THE PAMIR - 2002-06-05Posted July 10th, 2007 by heritage
Lisbon, Portugal: The Minister of Culture, Dr. Pedro Roseta and the First Lady, Maria Jose Ritta were amongst the distinguished guests who last night joined Her Highness Begum Inaara Aga Khan at a concert and exhibition from Tajikistan at the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon. Expressions of the Pamir includes a performance by twenty-five professional artistes of music, song and dance reflecting traditions of mountain peoples of Central Asia presented for the first time ever in Portugal.
Globe and Mail: KAMPALA -- Amin Shivji never intended to stay. On a hot day in 1990, he stepped onto the 600-hectare Ugandan sugar-cane plantation he and his family had fled 20 years before, and surveyed the chaos. Bush had reclaimed the farmland; the house was a shambles, and what equipment remained littered about was rusted and ruined. As he had expected, it looked quite hopeless; his family's fortunes in Uganda were lost. There was nothing for him, and he prepared to return to the comfortable life he had built in Vancouver.
New Vision (Kampala) : The private and non-government sector are well placed to come up with well focused, creative, time-bound and efficient implementation and monitoring capacities. This is the niche that the Aga Khan Education Service Uganda has identified and come in to fill for government-aided schools within Kampala City Council under the Enhancement of Universal Primary Education in Kampala (EUPEK) project.