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MUSLIM SPIRITUAL LEADER HELPS INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE CELEBRATE 40TH ANNIVERSARY - 2008-04-24

2008, April 24: Prince Karim Aga Khan, a billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader of some 20 million Muslims worldwide, stressed the importance of education in the age of globalization in Atlanta as he helped the International Baccalaureate celebrate its 40th anniversary. [More with Video]

The Aga Khan interviewed on Syrian Television - 2008-09-07

2008, September 7: The Syrian Satellite TV showed a 30-minute interview with Mawlana Hazar Imam on Sunday 7th September 2008 at 13:40 GMT. The Syrian TV is available on these satellites: Hot bird: frequency: 12380 27500 3/4 (V) / Arab sat: frequency: 12054 27500 3/4 (V) / Nile sat: frequency:11823 27500 3/4 (V) / The interview was recorded during Hazar Imam's visit to Syria last month. Click here for full Interview!

BAMAKO PARK LAUNCH - 2008-04-25

2008, April 25: President Amadou Toumani Touré and His Highness the Aga Khan announced the creation of an Urban Park in Bamako. [Photos] [ALBUM Mali_A]

The Aga Khan interviewed in Nairobi Star - 2008-09-26

2008, September 26 - Financial Times. 'The Islamic world as an important part of our globe has really been absent from Judeo-Christian education in a strange way,' he says, asking how anyone can be considered properly educated in the west when they know nothing about Islam. Click here. Scan of the article and interview in NAIROBI STAR on October 1, 2008: Page 21 and Page 22

the Aga Khan in Burkina Faso - 2008-04-28

2008, April 28 - May 1 - His Highness the Aga Khan in Burkina Faso. More on this visit; [Click here] [ALBUM Burkina Faso_A]

Prince Amyn Aga Khan in Dushanbe - 2008-10-21

October 21, 2008, Asia-Plus -- Prince Amyn Aga Khan, younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, is arriving in Dushanbe today afternoon for a short visit, according to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) Dushanbe Office. During his stay in Dushanbe, Prince Amyn Aga Khan is expected to review AKDN programs in Tajikistan, including project for construction of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel. http://www.asiaplus.tj/en/news/16/40764.html [Author: Victoria Naumova]

Personality of the Year - 2007-12-01

2007, December : Personality of the Year: H.H. The Aga Khan - Apollo magazine

H.H THE AGA KHAN AT ADIBJAN AIRPORT - 2008-05-01

2008, May 1: H.H. The Aga Khan just left Abidjan for Senegal where he meet the president before flying that afternoon for Paris. Major News section and tons of photos / videos in preparation for the Heritage Web Site, few images and news clips are posted here now and the complete hundreds of photos gallery in a week or so. [ALBUM Mali_A] [ALBUM Abidjan_A] [ALBUM Burkina_A]

His Highness the Aga Khan, will arrive in Tajikistan on October 31 for a five-day visit - 2008-10-22

2008, October 22: Asia-Plus - His Highness the Aga Khan, will arrive in Tajikistan on October 31 for a five-day visit.

ISLAMIC TREASURES - 2007-07-04

2007, July 4: On July 11, 2007, Karim Aga Khan IV will celebrate his golden jubilee: fifty years with the head of an empire which is also one of the most effective networks of development of planet. [L'Express]

THE AGA KHAN ARRIVES FOR A 12-DAY TOUR IN AFRICA - 2007-08-12

His Highness The Aga Khan Meets with His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki at State House, Nairobi, Kenya 2007-08-13

2007, August 12: His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, arrives in the country today to begin a 12-day official visit of the East African region.

The Nation (Nairobi)
13 August 2007
Jeff Otieno
Nairobi
East Africa: Aga Khan Arrives for Tour of Region

The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Nairobi yesterday for the first leg of a 12-day official visit to East Africa.

The plane carrying the Aga Khan landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at 5 pm to a red carpet reception by the Government.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS - 2007-07-08

2007, July 8: Ismaili Muslim community is ready to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ascension to the Imamat of their spiritual leader, the Aga Khan. While the actual anniversary will be marked all over the world on July 11th, events are planned throughout the year. 'As our spiritual leader, his role is to interpret the faith and to advance the well-being of the Ismaili community from both a spiritual and a worldly aspect and improve the quality of life of the societies in which Ismailis live.' [Calgary Herald] [Star Telegram] [The Province] [The Province]

HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN VISITS AFRICA TO SEE RESULTS OF INITIATIVES - 2007-08-16

2007, August 16: The works and achievements of the influential spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims have long been baffling to categorize. But as this rather enigmatic figurehead pays an official visit to East Africa the results of his work in rural development, education and healthcare on the continent are sparking interest. [CNN][Tanzania visit: 82 exclusive photos here][Zanzibar visit - 80 exclusive photos - here!][Uganda - Bujagali Power Plant Foundation Ceremony - 137 exclusive photos - here!]

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]

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