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Happy Birthday Prince Hussain

Prince Hussain Aga Khan

Prince Hussain was born in Geneva, Switzerland on April 10, 1974 and attended Deerfield Academy and subsequently Williams College, from which he graduated in 1997. Since then, Prince Hussain has been based in France and working with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Following completion of a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University in 2004, Prince Hussain married Princess Khaliya (nee Kristin White) at the picturesque Chateau of Chantilly in September 2006 in a religious ceremony. They divorced in 2013

The Serena concept - if I may use that word - implies the highest respect for local cultural, social and artistic tradition and,

The Serena concept - if I may use that word - implies the highest respect for local cultural, social and artistic tradition and, in particular, the local architectural vocabulary

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Ceremony Commissioning the new Printing Press for the Nation Media Group 2016-03-17

Hazar Imam at Daily Nation, Nairobi 2016-03-17
Source: 
akdn.org

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-2TI-334wU&feature=youtu.be

Bismallah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru
Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed
Governor of Machakos County, Dr Alfred Mutua
Excellencies, Members of the Diplomatic Corps
NMG Chairman Wilfred Kiboro
Mr Muganda
Distinguished Guests
Ladies and Gentlemen

This is a great day for the Nation Media Group and for the media community in Kenya, as we take a major step forward in our efforts to serve this country and this region ever more effectively.

Aga Khan Extols a Free and Responsible Media while Opening New Printing Plant in Kenya 2016-03-17

His Highness the Aga Khan admires the first print copy of the Daily Nation off the new printing press

There are 3 Video of 17 March 2016 Nation Media new Printing Press opening and speech of H.H. The Aga Khan

QTV long Video now available![/b]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyfkZ1NSvqo

Also The shorter NTV Video clip is now available:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6zZVwl76LE

From AKDN, we get this Video on Youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-2TI-334wU&feature=youtu.be

Machakos County, Nairobi, Kenya, 17th March 2016 – His Highness the Aga Khan today emphasized the importance of reliable and trustworthy media in a world filled with multiple sources of information.

Ontario Premier's Visit to the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad 2016-02-04

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Source: 
agakhanacademies.org

On Thursday, 4 February 2016, the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad had the pleasure of hosting a visit by the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada. The Premier was accompanied by 33 members of her official team from the larger 75-member 'Canada Mission to India' trade delegation.

The growing vitality of Civil Society should be a key source of encouragement when it comes to investing in Africa. When it is a

The growing vitality of Civil Society should be a key source of encouragement when it comes to investing in Africa. When it is advanced and enabled, it is the best underwriter of development. It can, I know, be a key force in seizing Africa’s Moment and making the most of it.

His Highness the Aga Khan delivers keynote Address at Africa 2016 Summit 2016-02-21

Hazar Imam with H.E. Abdel Fatah el Sisi President of Egypt  2016-02-21

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Excellencies,

Members of the Diplomatic Corps,

Distinguished Leaders of Africa

Ladies and Gentlemen

What a great pleasure it is for me to be part of the Africa 2016 Forum. I thank President Sisi, most warmly, for his kind invitation. What a wonderful opportunity to meet with old and new friends, from all over the world, and to talk together about Africa’s future.

My enthusiasm today is especially strong because of the message which is at the heart of this Forum. And that message is, quite simply, that Africa’s Moment has come.

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
Source: 
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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Source: 
akdn.org

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.

As my father said, “You can look at the horse in human life — in agriculture, in war, or as a vehicle of exploration — for hundr

As my father said, “You can look at the horse in human life — in agriculture, in war, or as a vehicle of exploration — for hundreds of years. When you think about it, the horse is one of the most extraordinary phenomena we have.”

Prophet Muhammad had two sons - al- Qasim and Abdullah both of died at a very early age

Prophet Muhammad had two sons - al- Qasim and Abdullah both of died at a very early age

The sum of the numerical values of the letters comprised in the name of the fortress of Almut in the language of the Persian pro

The sum of the numerical values of the letters comprised in the name of the fortress of Almut in the language of the Persian province add up to the year of acquisition by Hasan bin Sabbah (A.H. 483) i.e 1+30+5+1+40+6+400

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
Source: 
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
Source: 
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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Source: 
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
Source: 
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
Source: 
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

Source: 
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
Source: 
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.


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