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.
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]
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 - 2007-08-19Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
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]
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]
H.H THE AGA KHAN ANNOUNCES THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY'S FIRST REGIONAL TO BE BASED IN ARUSHA. - 2007-08-19Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
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. [New Vision]
2007, July 11: The Aga Khan, has gained notoriety in the United States and abroad for focusing his international business acumen on development rather than profit. [Earth Times]
2007, August 20:His Highness the Aga Khan deserves honour for his contributions to the development of East Africa. His organisations have helped reduce global poverty considerably. Yet the Aga Khan is still working round the clock to make our world a better place to live in. [Daily Nation] [Daily News]
2007, July 12: Khushiali, the anniversary of his coronation as Aga Khan, is celebrated every year on July 11. Because this year marks the 50th, a large-scale party was in order. [Edmonton Journal] [Dallas Morning News]
2007, August 20:RAIS Jakaya Kikwete amesema serikali yake na watanzania wanathamini michango na miradi mbalimbali ya kijamii ambayo Kiongozi Mkuu wa Madhehebu ya Shia Ismailia Duniani, Mtukufu Karim Agha Khan amewekeza katika nchini. [Mwananchi Communication]
HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN ENVISAGES MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CIVIL SOCIETY - 2007-07-12Posted April 20th, 2010 by heritage
2007, July 12: His Highness the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims yesterday committed himself to support democratic processes, to find means to help the ultra-poor, and to address political and theological tensions through consensus amongst all Muslims. [Newswire]
2007, August 20:KIONGOZI mkuu wa madhehebu ya Shia Ismailia duniani, Karim Aga Khan, amesema serikali na Watanzania wanastahili pongezi kwa kuendeleza na kusimamia uhuru wa watu kuabudu kulingana na imani zao huku wakiishi kwa amani na utulivu. [Free Media]
2008 October 1: A series of 4 new Golden Jubilee stamps have been issued for Idd last week in Uganda . Photos here!.
2009 April 9: Muslim leader Aga Khan to receive U of A honorary degree - By Keith Gerein, edmontonjournal.com - EDMONTON
2007, July 12: '...This exhibition is designed to give us a glimpse into the future...We hope and trust it will contribute to a deeper understanding among cultures - to the strengthening of true cultural pluralism - which is increasingly essential to peace, and to progress, in our world...' [Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan] [Photos] [The Globe and Mail]
2007, August 21:The Aga Khan - the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims - has announced plans to build a major university campus in Arusha, Tanzania. He said the Sh30.1 billion ($450 million) complex will be developed over the next 15 years. [The Nation]
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.
2007, July 14: 'Political situations with a theological overlay are causing disaffection or antagonism between communities of the same faith, and even more so amongst different faiths,' he said, as the final touches were being put to the exhibition in the Ismaili Centre in London this week. 'At the centre of this turbulence is Islam. We cannot let this continue.' His exhibition, he hopes, will provide the opportunity for a more enlightened encounter and go some way to dispelling the 'countless misconceptions and misunderstandings' between Islam and the West. [The Independent]
2007, August 27:Kuala Lumpur will host the triennial 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, touted as the world's largest and most important architectural award with prizes totalling US$500,000, at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in the Petronas Twin Towers here on Sept 4.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismail Muslims, will announce this year's winners. [Bernama] [News] [Bernama Stamp]
2008, May 1: The Canadian Ismaili Games is a National Golden Jubilee program and part of the first-ever, global Ismaili sports festival. It will be a celebration through sport for the Canadian Ismaili Community, intended to inspire the youth and next generation towards sports and physical fitness.The games, which celebrate 50 years of the Aga Khan's leadership, will take place May 2 to 5 and involve about 1,000 athletes. [More]