- Point De Vue - 'Comme chaque année au mois d'ao
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.
Newsweek International - Calling for Conservation
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.'
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.
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 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.'
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.
Al-Ahram Weekly, Egypt - Issue No. 597 - Opinion: Ahead of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, later this month, Sadruddin Aga Khan questions the very notion of sustainable development. The following is the text of a recent speech he delivered: It will be my thesis today that the dogma of 'sustainable development' is inherently misleading, and is now deluding our mindsets in much the same way as the flat earth theory once did -- but with implications which are infinitely more dangerous to our future survival.
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.
AL-AHRAM WEEKLY ONLINE : The programme to preserve and restore Egypt's Islamic heritage is in full swing, reports Nevine El-Aref. One of the important components of the city's architectural and social history is the eastern wall, built in the late 12th century by Salaheddin El-Ayyubi (Saladin), founder of the Ayyubid Empire. Six years ago the Ministry, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, launched a programme to preserve part of Cairo's Islamic heritage and save this distinguished Ayyubid architecture from destruction.
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.
Boston Globe. The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, spoke at MIT's Media Laboratory with the presidents of Harvard and MIT at the debut of ArchNet. With just a personal computer and Internet connection, scholars, students and professionals in the developing world will have access to a Web site with more than 600,000 images, and 6,000 members in 110 countries. ''Historically, the Islamic world has stood out in the area of design, but if you look at higher education in the Islamic world,'' there are problems, the Aga Khan said.