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NEW UNIVERSITY HOLDS GRADUATION - 2002-09-21

The Saturday Nation (Nairobi). The Aga Khan University in Uganda held its first graduation ceremony in Kampala yesterday. Fifty seven nurses, teachers and school administrators received certificates and diplomas, including two Master of Education degrees after completing special studies at The Aga Khan University in Pakistan. Addressing the graduates and guests, Uganda's Minister in Charge of the Presidency, Prof Gilbert Bukenya, said the graduation was an important milestone in the government

SPEECH AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE FIRST MICROFINANCE BANK LTD. - 2002-03-11

Islamabad - ... It is, as I would like publicly to acknowledge today, yet another sign of the steadfast support and encouragement that you have given to our initiative to establish The First MicroFinanceBank. Above all, it evidences Your Excellency's commitment...

NEW YORK YATCH CLUB AND AGA KHAN JOIN SAILING FORCES - 2002-07-06

PORTO CERVO, Sardinia - headed by the Aga Khan and the playground of the international jet set

SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF THE ISLAMABAD SERENA HOTEL - 2002-03-11

Prince Karim Aga Khan and Musharraf cut ribbon to inaugurate the Serena Hotel

Your Excellency, General Pervez Musharraf,
Begum Musharraf,
Honourable Governors,
Honourable Ministers,
Excellencies,
Distinguished Guests

As-salaam-wa-alaikum

It gives me great pleasure to take part in the formal opening of the Islamabad Serena Hotel today, although, as some of you know, it has been open to the public since the end of last year.

I should like to begin by expressing to President and Begum Musharraf the gratitude of everyone connected with this endeavour, including myself, for accepting our invitation to be present on this happy day.

NGOs, MADARIS GET MOST OF FUNDS LOCALLY - 2002-07-29

PESHAWAR: The country's non-profit sector - social work organizations, non-governmental organizations and religious education institutions, including a large number of Madaris - are receiving 87 per cent of their over Rs16bn annual revenue through indigenous resources. The preliminary estimates of a foreign-funded study, titled 'Dimensions of the non-profit sector in Pakistan', rejected the notion that the non-profit sector was thriving on funds generated or raised by foreign agencies or donors.

SUPPORTING INNOVATION IN AFGHANISTAN - THE EXPERIENCE OF THE AKDN - 2002-09-01

Synergos.org. The fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan opened up myriad opportunities to redevelop the social and physical infrastructure of this devastated country. A major player in its rehabilitation is the Aga Khan Development Network, an entity so large, multifaceted and influential that in some countries it has its own embassy and diplomatic status.

PAKISTAN: WATER CHANNEL GIVES NEW LIFE TO BUNJI VILLAGERS - 2002-11-29

IRIN News - PAKISTAN: Water channel gives new life to Bunji villagers.Hundreds of villagers in a remote part of Pakistan's Northern Areas will soon be self-sufficient thanks to an irrigation project by the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP). 'The government tried to build a water channel there, but it didn't last, and we were desperate to build another one,' father-of-six Salahuddin told IRIN in Bunji, located in the Astor Valley, some 55 km south of Gilgit, the administrative capital of the Northern Areas.

TAJIK-AFGHAN BRIDGE GIVES KABUL NEW TRADE ROUTE - 2002-11-03

DUSHANBE, Nov 3 (Reuters) - The Central Asian state of Tajikistan opened a bridge on Sunday that provides a new route for vehicles carrying humanitarian aid and goods in and out of war-ravaged Afghanistan. The bridge, opened by Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov and Prince Aga Khan IV, leader of Shi'ite Ismaili Muslims, is the first vehicle bridge spanning the Pyandzh river between the countries. Vehicles can now be driven from the Afghan capital Kabul through north-eastern Afghanistan to Khorog in Tajikistan, then on to Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

PARTNERSHIP WORTH EMULATING - 2002-02-05

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.

TAJIKISTAN BUILDING BRIDGE ACROSS RIVER TO AFGHANISTAN - 2002-03-15

Hazar Imam with President Rakhmonov of Tajikistan

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].

PLURALISM KEY TO PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT - 2002-09-10

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

TERRORISM, DRUG THREAT TO BE DISCUSSED IN FRANCE, TAJIK PRESIDENT SAYS. - 2002-12-04

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.

PRINCESS SALIMAH AGA KHAN IN THE AFGHAN REFUGEE CAMPS IN PAKISTAN - 2002-07-02

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.

TEXTILE FIRM TO BE SET UP IN EPZ - 2002-05-07

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.

PRINCESS ZAHRA AGA KHAN AND MARK BOYDEN - 2002-05-10

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 BACKS NAIROBI AT ROYAL SHOW - 2002-05-20

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.

PRINCESSE ZAHRA AGA KHAN - UNE MAMAN EN VACANCE - 2002-08-13

- Point De Vue - 'Comme chaque année au mois d'ao

THE AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY IN UGANDA YESTERDAY HELD ITS FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY - 2002-09-19

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.

PRINZESSIN MIT HERZ FUR DIE WAISENKINDER DER WELT - 2002-09-18

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.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: IF ONLY THE QUEEN HAD ASKED HIM [IDI AMIN] FOR TEA. - 2002-08-02

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.


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