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Uhuru holds talks with Prince Amyn Aga Khan 2016-04-15

Prince Amyn Aga Khan meeting President Uhuru of Kenya
Source: 
The Star Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday morning held talks with Prince Amyn Aga Khan, the younger brother of His Highness the Aga Khan, who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.

At the meeting, Prince Amyn briefed President Kenyatta on the on-going programmes of the Aga Khan Development Network in the country and the region.

President Kenyatta commended the Aga Khan Development Network for its contribution to the country’s development, especially in areas of education and health.

Aga Khan pays tribute to Genocide victims in Kigali 2016-04-14

Prince Amy Aga Khan pays respects at Kigali Genocide Memorial for the victims of genocide in Rwanda
Source: 
The New Times Rwanda

The Chairman of the Aga Khan Group of Companies, Amyn Aga Khan, visited Kigali Genocide memorial on Wednesday to commemorate Genocide victims buried at the site.

The memorial is home to about 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The Aga Khan, who was in the country on a two-day private visit, took time to join the staff of Kigali Serena Hotel to pay respect to Genocide victims. According to Denise Omany, the country sales and marketing manager at Serena.

Germany funds new Aga Khan centre in Tanzania 2016-04-11

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Source: 
East African Business Week

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - The Aga Khan University (AKU) opened the new home of its School of Nursing and Midwifery in Dar es Salaam at Salama House last week.

“The partnership between AKU, the Federal Republic of Germany and the EAC, plus the support of the Republic of Tanzania will give more nurses and midwives an opportunity to improve their clinical and leadership capacities,” Al-Karim Haji, the AKU Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer said.

Happy Birthday Prince Irfan

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The first child of Prince Rahim Aga Khan and his Seattle-born wife, model Kendra Spears – now known as Princess Salwa. Prince Irfan was born in Geneva, Switzerland on 11 April 2015,

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

Speech by His Highness Prince Amyn Mohamed at the Foundation Ceremony of Faisalabad Serena Hotel 1983-03-19

Prince Amyn Agakhan
Source: 
ismaili.net

Your Highness, Your Excellency the Governor, Honourable Minister, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

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 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.

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.

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Uganda ahead of hospital announcement 2015-12-16

A six-year-old girl presents flowers to Mawlana Hazar Imam as he steps off the plane at Entebbe. AKDN / Will Boase
Source: 
theismaili.org

Entebbe, 16 December 2015 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Uganda today ahead of an expected event announcing plans for a new Aga Khan University Hospital to be established in Kampala.

Hazar Imam revealed his intention to establish the hospital in February, at the convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University.

“With the cooperation of the government we plan to establish a new Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala,” he said in his convocation address. “No Ugandan should have to leave the country to seek quality medical care.”

Uganda: Aga Khan University Hospital to Launch in Uganda 2015-12-15

Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn and President Museveni in Kampala  2015-12-15
Source: 
allAfrica.com The Monitor

Kampala — Aga Khan University Hospital is poised to expand its footprint in East Africa after acquiring land from government to build aspecialised health facility in Kampala.

The 60-acre piece of land, which is part of the former Nakawa-Naguru Housing Estate, will host a teaching hospital.

The facility will serve as hospital and a health training institution for the Aga Khan University located on Gadaffi Road in Old Kampala, which trains doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan new representative to Bangladesh 2015-12-03

Prince Amyn Aga Khan presents his credentials to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali
Source: 
bdnews24.com

Prince Amyn Aga Khan is the new Non-Resident Personal Representative of Aga Khan to Bangladesh.

He presented his credential to Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali on Thursday, the foreign ministry said.

He conveyed to the foreign minister that Aga Khan Development Network would take steps for the development of health, education, culture, and tourism sectors in Bangladesh.


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