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50 YEARS OF POSITIVE RELIGIOUS INFLUENCE - 2007-07-10

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2007, July 10: Following the Aga Khan's leadership, each community of Ismailis contributes locally and internationally to making the world a better place. Focusing particularly on developing nations in Asia and Africa, the Aga Khan through the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network has built over 300 educational institutions, including two universities, 200 clinics and health centers, five hospitals and other institutions dedicated to improving living conditions for the poor of the world, without regard to their faith, origin or gender. [Atlanta Journal]

ARUSHA TO HOST SECOND AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY - 2007-08-16

2007, August 17:The spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community, His Highness Karim Aga Khan IV, has said he is planning to build a second university in Tanzania. [Guardian]

ISMAILIS CELEBRATE AGA KHAN'S GOLDEN JUBILEE - 2007-07-10

2007, July 10: The Ismaili community around the world is celebrating the golden jubilee of Prince Karim Aga Khan's ascension to the throne of the Imamat on July 11, 1957. 'Being the leader of the Ismaili community is not only a spiritual role, but it is also a material role,' said Iqbal Ahmed, a spokesman for Vancouver's Ismaili Muslim community.

H.H THE AGA KHAN GETS RED CARPET WELCOME - 2007-08-19

2007, August 19:The Aga Khan arrived at 10:25am aboard a private jet. Among the officials who turned up to receive him were Presidential Adviser Martin Aliker, the Aga Khan resident representative, Mahmood Ahmed and Kampala mayor Nasser Sebaggala. [New Vision]

SPIRITUAL LEADER AGA KHAN MARKS GOLDEN JUBILEE - 2007-07-10

2007, July 10: The Aga Khan is well known beyond his religious community for his wealth and for his good works - the Aga Khan Development Network, or AKDN, a group of private, international and non-denominational agencies, spends more than US$320 million a year on social and cultural development activities, mostly in the poorest regions of Africa and Asia. [CNews] [The News] [All Africa] [The Daily Nation] [AKDN] [Chitral News] [CanWest News] [570 News]

H.H THE AGA KHAN ANNOUNCES THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY'S FIRST REGIONAL UNIVERSITY TO BE BASED IN ARUSHA - 2007-08-19

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. [Press Release] [Communiqué de Presse] [Photos]

AGA KHAN MILESTONE JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS BEGINS - 2007-07-11

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. - 2007-08-19

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]

PROFIT NOT THE BOTTOM LINE FOR THE AGA KHAN - 2007-07-11

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]

H.H THE AGA KHAN DESERVES HONOUR - 2007-08-20

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]

A MYSTICAL JOURNEY - 2007-10-17

2007, October 17:Prince Hussain and Princess Khaliya Aga Khan attended the 'A MYSTICAL JOURNEY' program at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton. [CNW]

The Canadian Ismaili Games - 2008-05-01

2008, May 1: The Canadian Ismaili Games is a National Golden Jubilee program and part of the first-ever, global Ismaili sports festival. It will be a celebration through sport for the Canadian Ismaili Community, intended to inspire the youth and next generation towards sports and physical fitness.The games, which celebrate 50 years of the Aga Khan's leadership, will take place May 2 to 5 and involve about 1,000 athletes. [More]

La 14e agence de micro finance du Réseau Aga Khan sera installée en Côte d'Ivoire - 2008-04-29

2008, April 29: La 14e agence de micro finance du Réseau Aga Khan (RAK) sera installée en Côte d'Ivoire. Hier mardi, une convention d'établissement de cet 'outil de développement et de lutte contre la pauvreté' a été signée sous le copatronage du Chef de l'Etat Laurent Gbagbo et de Son Altesse l'Aga Khan. [More]

AGA KHAN TO VISIT KENYA FOR GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS - 2007-07-17

2007, July 17: The Aga Khan will visit Kenya next month as part of his worldwide Golden Jubilee celebrations. The spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims will be a guest of President Kibaki, at the start of the celebrations which will last for one year; from July 11 2007 to July 11, 2008. [The Nation]

H.H THE AGA KHAN AND PRESIDENT MUSEVENI TO FLAG OFF BUJAGALI DAM WORKS TOMORROW - 2007-08-19

2007, August 19:PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni and His Highness, The Aga Khan, are to flag off the construction works of the long-awaited Bujagali hydro power project in Jinja tomorrow.The duo will officiate at the ground-breaking ceremony of the 250 mega watts project expected to address the current power problems. [New Vision]

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN MEETS WITH HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MWAI KIBAKI - 2007-08-13

2007, August 13: His Highness The Aga Khan Meets with His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki at State House in Nairobi, Kenya and attends Banquet. [Photos] [His Highness the Aga Khan's Speech] [President Kibaki's Speech] [Golden Heart Honor] [East African Standard] [Kenya Broadcasting Corporation]

KENYA HONOURS AGA KHAN - 2007-08-15

2007, August 15: President Mwai Kibaki awarded him 'The Chief of the Order of the Golden Heart of Kenya' during a ceremony at a State banquet in the Aga Khan's honour, according to a statement. [New Vision]

President Nazarbayev, Prince Karim Aga Khan meet - 2008-10-29

2008, October 29: President Nazarbayev, Prince Karim Aga Khan meet. ASTANA. October 29. KAZINFORM. /Aigul Tulekbayeva/ The AKDN plans to continue its cooperation with Kazakhstan. Prince Karim Aga Khan, arriving in Astana, said at a briefing. This visit opens his 10-day Central Asian tour. 'We discussed development of the Central Asian universities and issues regarding economic recession with the Kazakh President. I expressed hope for further cooperation with Kazakhstan in all spheres', the Prince said.

Prime Minister Odinga of Kenya visits Paris - 2009-10-19

2009, October 19 - Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga has arrived in Paris, France for a three-day official visit that will see him hold meetings with senior French Government officials and Kenyans living in the country. The PM will on Tuesday hold discussions with Mr Jean-Michel Severino, the director general of the French Agency for Development. He will also hold talks with Prince Karim Aga Khan IV.

Opening of the Lourve's Islamic art department - 2008-07-16

2008, July 16: Photo: Eric Feferberg - Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Bin Abdul aziz Al Saud, center left shakes hands with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, center right, behind the first stone of the Louvre museum's future Islamic art department on Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Paris, during the ceremony marking the launch of the works. In the background, from left to right, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal's wife, Princess Ameera, spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and the Aga Khan and French Culture minister Christine Albanel. [Photo]

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