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Aga Khan, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu expected at 2010 G8 Counter-Summit - 2009-03-19

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At counter-conference to coincide with the annual G8 political leaders' conference planned for the Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville., there will be top representatives from all the world's major faiths, including South Africa's Desmond Tutu and the Aga Khan. The Dalai Lama also hopes to attend.

Aga Khan Attends Legion of Honour Ceremony in France - 2009-03-18

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Bernadette Chirac received the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor from the hands of President Nicolas Sarkozy, 18 March 2009 at the Maison de Solenn. H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan congratulated Madame Chirac on the occasion.

Princess Yasmin at Upcoming AFI Awards - 2009-03-26

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Princess will accept a posthumous AFI Dallas Star Award on behalf of her late mother Rita Hayworth.

AKU Conference: The Worlds of the Indian Ocean - 2009-02-21

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The Aga Khan University is working on a curriculum that focuses on the needs of people who share the vast Indian Ocean.

Dr Rafique Keshavjee, East Africa head of academic planning, said the university will do this by harnessing ideas from an ongoing five-day conference in Nairobi.

The conference is dubbed “The Worlds of the Indian Ocean — connecting the past to the future.”

The conference is the first in a series that aims at engaging people of the Indian Ocean to study and discuss issues affecting them.

Princess Zahra At Aga Khan Hospital, Tanzania - 2009-02-19

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Princess Zahra Met with the Staff at Aga Khan Hospital, Dar-Es-Salaam

Aga Khan to Receive an Honorary Degrees From Cambridge in June - 2009-02-11

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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.

Ten eminent individuals from the worlds of religion, business, science, music, history, philanthropy, politics and economics are proposed for Honorary Doctorates, and two nominations are made for the Honorary Degree of Master of Arts.

Those submitted are:

His Highness Prince Karim Al-Hussayni, the Aga Khan (Doctor of Divinity)

Mrs Melinda Gates, Philanthropist (Doctor of Law)

Cambridge Honorary Degrees 2009 - 2009-02-11

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.

Obama appoints First Ismaili Muslim Eboo Patel to his Inter Faith Council - 2009-02-11

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Eboo Patel was featured on FACES OF FAITH ( Promoting Religious Tolerance ) Interview on CNN.

Washington: The US President, Barack Obama, on Thursday appointed an Indian American to his new advisory council on inter faith relationships.

Eboo S Patel, founder and executive director of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Corps, would be a member of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The council announced Thursday it would have 25 members, who will be appointed for a one-year term. However, fifteen members to the council were announced today.

Princess Zahara at the Afro-Asia health summit - 2009-02-07

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Princess Zahara addressed participants at the three-day Afro-Asia summit on chronic non-communicable diseases

Maki Completes Delegation Building in Ottawa -2009-01-29

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Maki and Associates has completed the first building in the world specifically designed for the Aga Khan and his agencies.

The new, 95,000-square-foot building, known as the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, is located in Ottawa, Canada, and houses offices for the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada and Aga Khan Development Network.

Aga Khan University to expand in East Africa 2009-01-27

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Aga Khan University to expand
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The Aga Khan University is set to establish an Institute of Educational, Arts and Sciences in Arusha and a Faculty of Health Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya, under its initiative to expand its services in the region.

Under its expansion initiative, the university will develop relevant programmes and curricula to offer diplomas in accident, emergency and disaster management inline with regional and peoples' needs.

AKU Graduation , Kampala - 2009-01-26

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Over 113 students on Saturday graduated with degrees and diplomas in Advanced Nursing Studies during the 6th graduation ceremony of Aga Khan University at Serena Hotel, Kampala.

Over 55 students were awarded Bachelors of Science Degrees in Nursing and 58 graduated with Diplomas in General Nursing.

AKU Dental Clinic - 2009-01-22

2009, January 22: AKU Dental Clinic - His Excellency, Ross Hynes, the Canadian High Commissioner in Nairobi, officially opened the new dental clinic in the Doctors Plaza of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. He stated with satisfaction that donors in Canada had funded the 'state of the art' equipment for the dental clinic. [More Photos here]

AKU Dental Clinic opens in Nairobi - 2009-01-22

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His Excellency, Ross Hynes, the Canadian High Commissioner in Nairobi , officially opened the new dental clinic in the Doctors Plaza of the Aga Khan University Hospital , Nairobi . He stated with satisfaction that donors in Canada had funded the "state of the art" equipment for the dental clinic.

AKU Graduation in Nairobi - 2009-01-21

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Aga Khan University held its 5th Graduation ceremony in Nairobi , Kenya , marking the graduation of 185 students in the fields of Medecine and Nursing. Dr Firoz Rassul, the president of AKU together with the guest of honour, Mr. Joseph G. M. Massaqoi, Director UNESCO warmly congratulated the graduants.

5th Graduation ceremony of AKU - 2009-01-21

2009, January 21: Aga Khan University held its 5th Graduation ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya, marking the graduation of 185 students in the fields of Medecine and Nursing. [Photo Heritage] Dr Firoz Rassul, the president of AKU together with the guest of honour, Mr. Joseph G. M. Massaqoi, Director UNESCO warmly congratulated the graduants. AKU is planning to establish a new Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Arusha, Tanzania along with a second Faculty of Health Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya.

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo and His Highness the Aga Khan - 2009-01-18

2009, January 18: Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo and His Highness the Aga Khan. (PHOTO: MFA) - Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo was hosted to lunch by His Highness the Aga Khan at the latter's residence in Paris on 18 January 2009. It was a follow-up to their earlier meeting in December 2008 when the Aga Khan visited Singapore as part of his Golden Jubilee celebrations. During the lunch, His Highness conveyed his decision to establish an Ismaili Centre and regional representative office of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Singapore.

Aga Khan Hosts Singapore Minister in Paris - 2009-01-18

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Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo was hosted to lunch by the Aga Khan. During the lunch, the Aga Khan announced he would establish an Ismaili Centre and regional representative office of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Singapore.

Shafique Virani receives Iran 's highest prize in the humanities - 2008-12-27

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U of T Mississauga professor's book receives Iran 's highest prize in the humanities - Professor Shafique Virani of the Department of Historical Studies at U of T Mississauga and U of T’s Department and Centre for the Study of Religion has received a Farabi International Award for his book The Ismailis in the Middle Ages: A History of Survival, A Search for Salvation.

Happy Birthday, Aga Khan IV, Leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims - 2008-12-13

In addition to wishing H.H. The Aga Khan IV Happy Birthday, this article goes on to summarize his life and work. It even links to an extract from ismaili.net

Aga Khan IV is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. The Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, to become the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He has spent his life working to strengthen the Muslim community through his belief that the ethic of Islam “requires members of the faith to contribute to improving the quality of all human life.”


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