Austin, Texas, 30 October 2009
2009, October 28 - This wednesday TV program on France 3 - 20:35 Des Racines et des Ailes with special guest: H.H. The Aga Khan and Erik Orsenna. They are going to have more programs including one on Forodhani Parc and other projects of AKDN in Zanzibar. More on France 3
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.
2009, October 14: Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad, Pakistan - Prince Karim Aga Khan, founder of the Aga Khan Development Network and spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, arrived here Tuesday. He was received by the Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira.The Aga Khan is expected to meet President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss matters of mutual interest including economic and social development of the country. [More on this visit]
2009, October 12: DUSHANBE, Tajikistan - Asia-Plus -- President Emomali Rahmon and His Highness the Aga Khan, the Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, officially opened The Ismaili Center in Dushanbe today afternoon. The opening ceremony was attended by high-ranking Tajik state officials. [More on this visit]
2009, October 12: H.H. the Aga Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan today from Tajikistan. The Aga Khan's visit to the Kyrgyz Republic will focus on new initiatives in financial services, poverty alleviation, education and culture. While in Kyrgyzstan the highest guest is expected to meet with President Kurmanbek Bakiev, Prime Minister Igor Chudinov, Foreign Minister Kadyrbek Sarbaev and Finance Minister Marat Sultanov to discuss the impact of the global recession on local economies as well as issues of regional stability, in particular, Afghanistan. [More on this visit]
Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009 1:53 PM
Aga Khan continues stellar weekend
on Sunday at Longchamp
by Mike Curry
The breeding and racing operations of the Aga Khan and his family collected so much hardware this weekend at Longchamp they might have to construct a new wing for the trophy collection.
The US$ 2.4 million restoration of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar’s Historic Stone Town has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).
The restoration of Forodhani Park is intended to be part of a larger seafront rehabilitation programme, encompassing: construction of the seawall; underground infrastructure including water, storm and sewer lines; and, the creation of a pedestrian promenade, including planting, street lighting and street furniture along the sea side.
Heritage photo: 2009, July 30: Zanzibar, Tanzania - H.H. The Aga Khan and President Amani Karume opened the Forodhani Park. - The US$ 2.4 million restoration of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar's Historic Stone Town has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). [News] [Photo Galery]
H.H. The Aga Khan and Princess Zahra visited the AKUH in Nairobi, Kenya this afternoon as part of a working visit in the region for AKDN projects
2009, July 26: Nairobi - Kenya. H.H. The Aga Khan and Princess Zahra visited the AKUH this afternoon as part of a working visit in the region for AKDN projects. Several hundreds people were standing for hours on 3rd Parklands to welcome him. To their surprise, His Highness, accompanied with Princess Zahra, Ambassador Dehlavi of the Board of Trustee, Dr. Firoz Rasul, Asmita Gilani and other high level AKU staff walked on 3rd Parklands street. The Imam waved continuously at the Jamat up to the time he reached the gate. [More Heritage Photo]
2009, July 25: H.H.The Aga Khan arrived in Mombasa on 22nd July for AKDN work, meetings with government officials in the East Africa region. He landed in Nairobi on 25th and will be visiting the AKUH the next day leaving on 28th for Dar es Salaam and then heading to Zanzibar for the opening of the Forodhani Park on 30th. Princess Zahra is presently in Nairobi since 20th July for AKU Board of Trustees meetings.
2009, July 24: The restoration of Forodhani Park in Zanzibar's historic stone town has been completed, thanks to a $2.4 million (over Sh3 billion) funding by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).The popular outing place, one of the attractive features in the Isles will be inaugurated later this month. The restoration project has transformed the historic park - one of the last open spaces in the densely populated world heritage site - and upgraded its social and recreational amenities.
Princess Yasmin speaks of how her mother's Illness changed the course of her own life.
H.H.The Aga Khan arrived in Mombasa on 22nd July for AKDN work, meetings with government officials in the East Africa region.
He landed in Nairobi on 25th and will be visiting the AKUH the next day leaving on 28th for Dar es Salaam and then heading to Zanzibar for the opening of the Forodhani Park on 30th.
Princess Zahra is presently in Nairobi since 20th July for AKU Board of Trustees meetings.
2009, June 12: Cambridge, U.K. Prince Aga Khan was recognised with the distinction of Doctor of Divinity for his work in promoting healthcare and education in developing countries at the Cambridge University.
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.
Canada will grant the Aga Khan honorary citizenship - It has been given to four others: Swedish diplomat and Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg (posthumously in 1985); former South Africa president and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela (2001); the Dalai Lama (2006); and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (2007), a Nobel laureate who has spent most of the last 20 years under house arrest in her native Myanmar.
His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, on Friday received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the University of Cambridge’s Pembroke College. The Aga Khan becomes the first Muslim to receive the distinction in the university’s 800-year history.
His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta on June 9th in recognition of his efforts to improve the lives of millions of the world's poorest people and build a global
culture of tolerance.