2007, July 11: Golden Jubilee celebrations are to be held in different parts of the world. As the Aga Khan himself, close family members and aides will be marking the day privately; elsewhere but from Afghanistan to Canada, Tanzania to the United Kingdom, members of the Ismaili community will seize the opportunity, not only to congratulate and wish the Aga Khan well but to reflect on his spiritual and worldly leadership. [Daily News - Tanzania] [Daily Star - Bangladesh] [Bhatia Music] [American Muslim] [Cybernoon] [La Presse] [Maputo Mozambique]
H.H THE AGA KHAN ANNOUNCES THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY'S FIRST REGIONAL TO BE BASED IN ARUSHA. - 2007-08-19Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2007, August 19:His Highness the Aga Khan - the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims has announced plans to build a major new university campus in Arusha, in north-eastern Tanzania. He said the 450-million dollar complex will be developed over the coming 15 years. [New Vision]
2007, July 11: The Aga Khan, has gained notoriety in the United States and abroad for focusing his international business acumen on development rather than profit. [Earth Times]
2007, August 20:His Highness the Aga Khan deserves honour for his contributions to the development of East Africa. His organisations have helped reduce global poverty considerably. Yet the Aga Khan is still working round the clock to make our world a better place to live in. [Daily Nation] [Daily News]
2007, July 12: Khushiali, the anniversary of his coronation as Aga Khan, is celebrated every year on July 11. Because this year marks the 50th, a large-scale party was in order. [Edmonton Journal] [Dallas Morning News]
2007, August 20:RAIS Jakaya Kikwete amesema serikali yake na watanzania wanathamini michango na miradi mbalimbali ya kijamii ambayo Kiongozi Mkuu wa Madhehebu ya Shia Ismailia Duniani, Mtukufu Karim Agha Khan amewekeza katika nchini. [Mwananchi Communication]
HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN ENVISAGES MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY - 2007-07-12Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2007, July 12: His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims yesterday committed himself to support democratic processes, to find means to help the ultra-poor, and to address political and theological tensions through consensus amongst all Muslims. [Newswire]
2007, August 20:KIONGOZI mkuu wa madhehebu ya Shia Ismailia duniani, Karim Aga Khan, amesema serikali na Watanzania wanastahili pongezi kwa kuendeleza na kusimamia uhuru wa watu kuabudu kulingana na imani zao huku wakiishi kwa amani na utulivu. [Free Media]
2008 October 1: A series of 4 new Golden Jubilee stamps have been issued for Idd last week in Uganda . Photos here!.
2007, July 12: '...This exhibition is designed to give us a glimpse into the future...We hope and trust it will contribute to a deeper understanding among cultures - to the strengthening of true cultural pluralism - which is increasingly essential to peace, and to progress, in our world...' [Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan] [Photos] [The Globe and Mail]
2007, August 21:The Aga Khan - the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims - has announced plans to build a major university campus in Arusha, Tanzania. He said the Sh30.1 billion ($450 million) complex will be developed over the next 15 years. [The Nation]
2009 April 9: Muslim leader Aga Khan to receive U of A honorary degree - By Keith Gerein, edmontonjournal.com - EDMONTON
2007, July 14: 'Political situations with a theological overlay are causing disaffection or antagonism between communities of the same faith, and even more so amongst different faiths,' he said, as the final touches were being put to the exhibition in the Ismaili Centre in London this week. 'At the centre of this turbulence is Islam. We cannot let this continue.' His exhibition, he hopes, will provide the opportunity for a more enlightened encounter and go some way to dispelling the 'countless misconceptions and misunderstandings' between Islam and the West. [The Independent]
2007, August 27:Kuala Lumpur will host the triennial 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, touted as the world's largest and most important architectural award with prizes totalling US$500,000, at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in the Petronas Twin Towers here on Sept 4.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismail Muslims, will announce this year's winners. [Bernama] [News] [Bernama Stamp]
2009, June 09: Edmonton, Canada. H.H. The Aga Khan met with Premier Ed Stelmach and University of Alberta President, Dr. Indira Samarasekera to witness the signing of an agreement to enhance collaboration with the University of Alberta. The Aga Khan also received from U of Alberta an honorary degree at 3pm Edmonton time. Copy of Telecast available here:[Edmonton Ceremony] [More.
2007, July 17: There is a guiding philosophy, an animating ethos, behind the AKDN - Islam. Over and over again, the Aga Khan has emphasized that his work for mercy, compassion and dignity emerge directly from his commitment to Islam. [Washington Post]
2007, September 4:It was among nine projects that split the $500,000 Aga Khan award, awarded every three years and founded by philanthropist Prince Karim Aga Khan in 1977 to recognize and encourage designs that met 'the needs and aspirations of Muslim societies'. [Speech] [Press Release] [Reuters] [AFP] [Hindu News Service] [Reuters] [Bernama] [Photos] [Inhabitat] [Architectural Record] [More Photos]
2009, february 11: Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2009 - The University of Cambridge has today announced the names of 12 distinguished people, to be submitted for approval to the Regent House for the conferment of honorary degrees. Among those submitted are: His Highness Prince Karim Al-Hussayni, the Aga Khan (Doctor of Divinity). It is expected that that the honorary doctorates will be conferred at a Congregation to be held on Friday, 12 June.
April 14 - The University of Texas at Austin has established a five-year exchange agreement with Aga Khan University (AKU) in Pakistan, which has campuses in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. The agreement includes research collaborations, special events and lectures, secondary teaching training programs, and faculty and student exchanges. [News]
2007, July 17: Designed to illustrate the richness of Muslim culture and highlight its strong humanist traditions, Spirit and Life brings together highlights of Islamic art from the collection of the Aga Khan, leader of the Shi'a Ismaili Muslims, who celebrated 50 years of his reign this month. [Evening Standard]