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The Aga Khan deplores devastation in Syria, Calls for Islands of Stability 2016-02-04

H.H. The Aga Khan speaking at the supportSyria Conference 2016-02-04
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akdn.org

London, United Kingdom, 4 February 2016 - His Highness the Aga Khan today called for the establishment of ‘islands of stability’ in war-ravaged Syria that could provide areas of relative safety in the midst of conflict.

“We seek to create ‘islands of stability’, where there is public consensus, in the face of war. It is my conviction that ‘islands of stability’ can be replicated wherever security permits. Investing in them will help to prevent displacement of people and anchor communities that would otherwise flee as refugees,” he said.

Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference 2016-02-04

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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Co-hosts of the Conference on Supporting Syria and the Region,

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

I thank the co-hosts for organising this much needed initiative to deepen the understanding of, and garner international support for the peoples of Syria, Alongside all those present here today, I am deeply distressed over the indiscriminate and widespread devastation of life and property, including that of irreplaceable cultural assets which are the manifestation of Syria’s stunningly rich pluralistic history.

Princess Zahra Aga Khan's speech to the Asian Racing Conference 2015-01-26

Princess Zahra delivers keynote address at Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai
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agakhanstuds.com

Tuesday 26 January 2016

Princess Zahra Aga Khan gave the keynote of the Opening Ceremony of the 36th Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai.

In the late 19th century my great-great-great grandfather was racing horses all over undivided India. He had brought his stock from Persia, where the family had been breeding horses for many generations.

Included in those horses in the late 19th century, were Shere Ali, who won the Arab Derby in 1869, Khusroo who won the Winner’s Handicap in 1870, and Maharaj, who won loads of stuff including the Governor’s Cup and the Derby in 1872.

Aga Khan Foundation pulls out support for Zanzibar Government 2012-04-03

Forodhani Park, Zanzibar
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eTN Global Travel Industry News

Zanzibar gets new Tourism Minister
Apolinari Tairo, eTN Tanzania Apr 03, 2012

(eTN) – The spice and tourist island of Zanzibar has got a new Tourism Minister after a cabinent reshuffle announced Tuesday by the isle’s President, Ali Mohammed Shein.

Mr. Said Ali Mbarouk has been appointed the Minister responsible for tourism, information, culture, and sports, taking over from Mr. Abillah Jihad Hassan, who held this ministeral portfolio for the past two years.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan visits Tajikistan 2011-04-05

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news.tj Asia-Plus

DUSHANBE, April 5, 2011, Asia-Plus -- Prince Amyn Aga Khan, younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan—founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), arrived in Dushanbe today.

According to AKDN Tajikistan, during his one-day visit, Prince Amyn is reviewing progress of AKDN projects in the country, including the Dushanbe Serena Hotel.

Aga Khan to pay $100 for Nakawa land 2015-12-23

Hazar Imam with President Museveni of Uganda
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theObserver Uganda

Shs 340,000 per year for all 60 acres
• Govt to guarantee Aga Khan’s foreign loan applications
• Aga Khan needs an additional 40 acres in Nakawa
• Govt exempts Aga Khan from paying taxes for project

On top of the 60 acres of prime land in Kampala to house a university teaching hospital, the Aga Khan Foundation will enjoy tax exemptions, government guarantees for foreign loan applications and – possibly – an additional 40 acres, details of a confidential agreement suggest.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Land Grant Ceremony for a New Teaching Hospital in Uganda 2015-12-17

Establishment of Teaching Hospiatl in Kampala 2015-12-17
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akdn.org

Mr President,
Prime Minister,
Guests,

This is an important day for me because it represents an opportunity to contribute to Uganda’s development, to my community’s integration within the institutions of Uganda and in East Africa more widely.

Higher education and science are two of the most important factors in development. And Africa requires to have institutions that will assist in the development of those resources.

Video Land Grant and Project Initiation Ceremony for the Aga Khan University Hospital

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=-onVsJK9bQw

The Aga Khan University’s vision for the new University Hospital in Kampala includes:
A first phase to be completed in 2020: The ultimate vision is for the University Hospital to grow toward 600 beds in phases of development over time. The first phase of construction will be completed in 2020 with the establishment of a tertiary hospital of approximately 150 beds costing more than US$ 100 million.

President commends Aga Khan on investments in Uganda 2015-12-17

Hazar Imam with President Museveni 2015-12-17
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statehouse.go.ug

President Yoweri Museveni has commended His Highness theAga Khan and the Ismail community for their great contributions to the economic development of Uganda in the sectors of education and health, among others.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda ahead of hospital announcement 2015-12-16

A six-year-old girl presents flowers to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he steps off the plane at Entebbe. AKDN / Will Boase
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theismaili.org

Entebbe, 16 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today ahead of an expected event announcing plans for a new Aga Khan University Hospital to be established in Kampala.

Hazar Imam revealed his intention to establish the hospital in February, at the convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University.

“With the cooperation of the government we plan to establish a new Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala,” he said in his convocation address. “No Ugandan should have to leave the country to seek quality medical care.”

Uganda: Aga Khan University Hospital to Launch in Uganda 2015-12-15

Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn and President Museveni in Kampala  2015-12-15
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allAfrica.com The Monitor

Kampala — Aga Khan University Hospital is poised to expand its footprint in East Africa after acquiring land from government to build aspecialised health facility in Kampala.

The 60-acre piece of land, which is part of the former Nakawa-Naguru Housing Estate, will host a teaching hospital.

The facility will serve as hospital and a health training institution for the Aga Khan University located on Gadaffi Road in Old Kampala, which trains doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan new representative to Bangladesh 2015-12-03

Prince Amyn Aga Khan presents his credentials to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali
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bdnews24.com

Prince Amyn Aga Khan is the new Non-Resident Personal Representative of Aga Khan to Bangladesh.

He presented his credential to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Thursday, the foreign ministry said.

He conveyed to the foreign minister that Aga Khan Development Network would take steps for the development of health, education, culture, and tourism sectors in Bangladesh.

Prince Hussain in Tajikistan for the new Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Dushanbe.

Prince Hussain Aga Khan
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Tajikistan News-NA-Asia Plus

DUSHANBE, November 16, 2015, Asia-Plus -- Prince Hussain Aga Khan, son of His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived in Dushanbe on November 15 for a three-day working visit, according to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Tajikistan.

During his visit, Prince Hussain will be attending the Workshop on the establishment of the new agency for Habitat - Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) in Dushanbe.

Princess Zahra outlines the work of Aga Khan Development Network 2008-05-15

Princess Zahra answering questions with Ali Asani AB `77 PhD `84,
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harvard.edu

Princess Zahra Aga Khan ’94 came home to Harvard this week (May 13) to present a hopeful vision of what education in the developing world can be like.

The forum was in Askwith Hall in Longfellow Hall, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The occasion was the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture, which she was there to give.

At a time when the world is grappling with issues of child-centered education, of women’s rights in Muslim societies, and of the loss of authentic local cultures under a wave of globalization, the princess spoke to all of these.

City council supports tax exemption for Aga Khan Museum 2015-11-10

Aga Khan Museum
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The Toronto Observer

More than $330K in taxes to be forfeited annually

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City council has confirmed its support for a property tax exemption for the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre, a museum of Islamic and Iranian art located in the Don Mills area.

The council voted 34-1 on Tuesday to recommend providing a property tax exemption for the museum.

New Canadian PM praises Aga Khan Foundation's work

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with AKDN Representative Dr Mahmoud Eboo and Ismaili Council President Malik Talib at the Delegati
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The Express Tribune with the International New York Times Pakistan

Newly sworn-in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited on Tuesday a delegation of the Ismaili Imamat and expressed his admiration for the global work carried out by Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

The Canadian premier met with the President of the Ismaili Council for Canada Malik Talib and the resident representative of the Aga Khan Development Network Dr Mahmoud Eboo. The three discussed areas of collaboration between the government of Canada and the Ismaili Imamat, according to The Ismaili.

138th birth anniversary: Sir Aga Khan III: a visionary Muslim leader 2015-11-02

Sir Sultan Mohammed Shah Aga Khan
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The Express Tribune with the International New York Times Pakistan

November 2 marks the birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, Aga Khan III, one of the Muslim world’s most visionary and influential leaders.

A tireless advocate for Muslims on the world stage, Aga Khan III was also a champion of women’s rights, education, healthcare and social development. With a modernist view that was nevertheless deeply rooted in the concepts of Islam, he strove to help Muslims build social capital to enable both political rehabilitation and a better quality of life.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS, London 2015-10-22

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Patron of ICOMOS-UK receives His Highness the Aga Khan for the 50th anniversary confe
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Royal Highness, the Duke of Gloucester
Mr David Thackray, President, ICOMOS-UK
Mr Gregory Hodkinson, Chairman, Arup
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

What a pleasure it is for me to be marking with you the 50th anniversary of ICOMOS – happy birthday!

Yours is an organisation for which I have long had enormous respect. And I have noted with interest the impressive, recent development of your Cultural Heritage Manifesto.

Democracy, Faith and Refugees at the Athens Democracy Forum 2015-10-21

H.H. The Aga Khan at the Athens Democracy Forum  2015-09-15
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The Blog Huff Post Religion

Our democratic institutions are crumbling. The separation of Church and State has inevitably turned into a separation of morals from government, turning governments into skeletal bodies with little to no moral compass.

Many today believe faith, particularly Islam, is incompatible with democracy and that refugees cannot understand or contribute to democracies, yet the Athens Democracy Forum invited two keynote speakers to address the challenges and opportunities of government: a refugee and a Muslim.


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