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.
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The Monitor (Kampala). Margaret Mukobe and Samuel Musoke were awarded Masters degrees in education from Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Three nurses were awarded diplomas for an advanced nursing studies programme while 52 others received certificates in education for enhancement of Universal Primary Education and education management. Minister for the presidency Gilbert Bukenya who was the guest of honour hailed the university for the nursing programme.
Berliner Morgenpost. Als sie im Berufsausbildungszentrum der SOS-Kinderdörfer in den Osramhöfen (Wedding) hinter das Rednerpult trat, sprach sie nur wenige Sätze. Dann konnte sie die Tränen schon kaum noch zurückhalten. «Es ist außerordentlich wichtig, den traumatisierten Kindern dieser Welt eine Dorfgemeinschaft, Brüder und Schwestern zu geben», sagte Prinzessin Salimah Aga Khan, Ex-Frau des Aga Khan, des Oberhaupts der schiitischen Glaubensgemeinschaft der Ismailiten.
In Amin's dream, God told the general to nationalise all of the houses and flats owned by Uganda's 80,000-strong Indian community, made up of Hindis, Muslims and members of the Aga Khan's small but wealthy sect, the Ismailis. The Ugandan Life President gave non-citizens just 90 days to leave the country. That same day, 18 leaders of the Indian community - wealthy, usually optimistic men - were summoned into Amin's awe-inspiring presence. They shook their heads in disbelief when they heard what he had to say.
Interfax News Agency - Moscow, 30 April: Russian President Vladimir Putin and [spiritual] leader of the Shiite Muslim [Ismaili] community Prince Karim Aga Khan IV discussed peace settlement in Afghanistan.
BBC News, June 12 - ...During the Adriatic symposium the (Prince Sadruddin) Aga Khan called on other religious leaders to follow the Patriarch 's lead on environmental issues. 'I think (religion) can play a crucially important role to propagate and encourage the dialogue generally, not only on what the general values are at a high level but also the priests, the imams to use their sermons to be able to preach to their flock.
The East African (Nairobi): By Dagi Kimani. The Aga Khan University, which commissioned its Kampala campus last week, will soon start admitting Tanzanian and Kenyan nurses to its Advanced Nursing Studies programme. The first Ugandan students in an 18-month Enrolled Nurse-to-Registered Nurse conversion course at the university will complete their studies in July this year, while those on a 30-month Post-Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme are expected to graduate in 2003.
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SKARDU (APP): October 9, 2002: A sum of Rs. 8.5 million has been provided to set up a water channel in order to supply contamination-free water to the residents of Saksa, a locality in Skardu district by Aga Khan Rulal support programme (AKRSP), AKRSP sources told APP here. The sources said the scheme was launched some twenty years back which was stopped due to some political wrangling and now all the bottlenecks have been removed. The water channel has the potential to irrigate thousands of barren land.
Washington Post Staff Write - Folklife Festival on the Mall: The Smithsonian badly wanted Indian woodworker Aash Mohammed. His skill with bamboo was exactly what was needed for the elegant towers, arches and plazas at the heart of the festival. When reached at his shop in Ghaziabad, he immediately said yes. But there was a problem. The 22-year-old artisan was born at home; he had no birth certificate. That meant it would take two months to get a passport and visa, even after he had documentation of his birth. The festival organizers couldn't wait that long..
- Financial Times: 'Had it not been for the Aga Khan, the chances are that no one would have heard of the Costa Smeralda. He had the idea, back in the 1960s, of finding a Mediterranean island as close to perfection as possible, bagging its best stretch of coastline and building stylish hotels, marinas and nightclubs. He then invited all his rich and famous friends to come and stay and, just for good measure, started his own airline to transport them.'
His Highness is expected to meet President Yoweri Museveni and other senior government officials to discuss and review the activities of the Aga Khan development network in Uganda, a statement from his office says. His Highness will meet his followers in Kampala Monday 27th and in Nairobi on Wednesday 29th. His Highness the Aga Khan was welcomed upon arrival at Entebbe Airport Saturday by The Minister of state for International Affairs Tom Butime and Dr Martin Aliker a presidential advisor .
Kampala - New Vision: EXAMPLES of excellent students, excellent teachers, and excellent schools can be found worldwide. The challenge for public education, however, is to create school systems where all children experience success; where all teachers have the capacity for excellence and where the evidence of school-wide effectiveness is not limited to a few exemplary schools.
Mowlana Shah Karim attended the Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. His horse Alasha trained by Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Johnny Murtagh raced at 2:26 PM and came in second in the Taylor Stakes. At the finish of the mile and one-quarter classic, contested over a turf course listed as yielding, Fraulein and red-hot jockey Kevin Darley prevailed by one length over a closing Alasha. From Woodbine, Mowlana Shah Karim went to visit the site of the proposed high profile Jamatkhana.
Pakistan Television - By Talat Hussain For News Night : We are delighted and honoured to have as our guest tonight, His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, who is currently visiting Pakistan. Thank you for joining us...
The Nation - The Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Kenya yesterday for a short visit. He flew in from Kampala, Uganda, where he held discussions with President Yoweri Museveni and other senior government officials. While in Nairobi, he is expected to hold talks with President Moi and senior government officials. He is also expected to meet members of the Ismaili community. His last official visit to Kenya was in 1997.
The Dawn News from Karachi writes: 'Speaking on the occasion, Prince Karim Aga Khan said the tourism was a different industry which easily shied away when it perceived threats to security, to health, or from inequitable business practices.'