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A new airline in Mali 2005-02-25

Celestair, the regional airline, connects a growing number of underserved destinations in West Africa.
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akdn.org

Bamako, Mali, 25 February 2005 - The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), which forms part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will boost the commercial aviation sector in West Africa with the creation of a new national airline in partnership with the Mali government and private investors.

Kampala Serena hotel will spur tourism investment 2004-11-02

Hazar Imam with President Museveni of Uganda at the inauguration of the Kampala Serena  2006-10-10
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akdn.org

Kampala, Uganda, 11 February 2004 – Serena Tourism Promotion Services (a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) has signed a thirty-year lease concession agreement with the Government of Uganda and agreed to invest US$18 million investment for extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the former Nile Hotel which will re-open in September 2005 as the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at the Official opening of the Kampala Serena hotel

His Highness the Aga Khan speaking at the opening ceremony of the Kampala Serena hotel. 2006-11-10
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency President Museveni of the Republic of Uganda
The Right Honourable Prime Minister
Honourable Ministers
Excellencies
Members of the Diplomatic Corps
Distinguished Guests

What an immense privilege it is to be present at this great beginning - the inauguration of what has instantly become one of Africa's finest hotels, the Kampala Serena. And what a joy it is to share in this moment with all of you - the people who made it possible.

Do Business and Islam Mix? Ask Him

The Aga Khan congratulating graduates of a midwife training course in Afghanistan that was sponsored by the Aga Khan Development
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nytimes.com

HE is a moderate Muslim religious leader and a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. He is also a twice-married jet-setter, and he owns hundreds of racehorses, valuable stud farms, an exclusive yacht club on Sardinia and a lavish estate near Paris.

He has poured money into poorer, neglected parts of the world, often into businesses as basic as making fish nets, plastic bags and matches, while also teaming up with private-equity powerhouses like the Blackstone Group on a huge $750 million hydroelectric system in Uganda.

Aga Khan's Global Centre for Pluralism moves into heritage digs after decade of delays 2017-01-30

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, congratulates the Aga Khan after his address to Parliament in 2014. The spiritual leader's
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cbc.ca

A think-tank founded by the Aga Khan with $30 million from taxpayers has finally moved into a prime heritage building in Ottawa 10 years after the federal government gave it a 99-year lease.

The Global Centre for Pluralism (GCP) pays the federal government $1 a year to use the building at 330 Sussex Dr., formerly the Canadian War Museum. The agreement also allows the GCP to lease out office space in the building at commercial rates.

And it already has a tenant: the Royal Canadian Mint, a Crown corporation.

Aga Khan gives £27m to Chantilly restoration 2005-03-03

Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn Agakhan at Chateau de Chantilly  2005-03-03
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theguardian.com

The Aga Khan is to donate €40m (£27.4m) of his fortune to help restore France's largest privately owned estate, which includes a park, a Renaissance chateau, a racecourse and the biggest classical art collection in the country outside the Louvre.
The billionaire businessman and racehorse owner, who is a British citizen, will provide more than half of a €70m fund set up with the French state, the Institut de France - which owns the magnificent but badly decayed Chantilly estate - and local authorities.

Speech by H.H. The Aga Khan at Centenary Celebration Meeting, Association of American Universities 2001-04-22

His Highness the Aga Khan addressing the International Convocation of the Association of American Universities (AAU). 2001-04-22
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akdn.org

Thank you President Vest for your very generous words of introduction and thank you all for the very warm welcome. It is an honour to be invited to address such a distinguished assemblage of educators. If IQ could be converted into kilowatts, I have no doubt that the quantum massed here tonight would meet the world's energy requirements for at least a decade.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Scully Award Acceptance 2005-01-25

Carolyn Schwenker Brody, Chair of the National Building Museum's Board of Trustees, presents the Vincent Scully Prize, a crystal
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akdn.org

Honoured Guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

First I would like to thank Charles Correa and Jim Wolfensohn for their kind words.

Who is the man behind Trudeau’s controversial Christmas vacation? 2017-02-09

The Aga Khan, center, smiles as he arrives at the Memorial Church on the campus of Harvard University before addressing an audie
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macleans.ca

The Aga Khan enjoys a solid reputation in the world of international development. If Trudeau acted improperly, observers say that’s on him, not the Aga Khan.

Two weeks ago, during an overseas trip, former prime minister Stephen Harper tweeted to his 1.11 million followers. “Just visited the magnificent #Ismaili Centre Dubai,” he wrote. “Reminds me of what a tremendous force for global peace and pluralism the Aga Khan is.”

The tragedy of Shergar: Champion racehorse and potential stud star kidnapped, never found 2017-02-06

Hazar Imam leading Shergar after a win
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www.punters.com.au

Can you imagine the enormity of the scandal if Black Caviar was stolen and was still missing 34 years later?

A tale like that began on a foggy Irish winter’s evening on Tuesday, February 8, 1983.

Shergar, one the world’s most brilliant, adored and valuable racehorses, was soon to begin his second season as a stallion when a gang of gun-wielding kidnappers broke into Ballymany Stud and forced head groom James Fitzgerald to load the horse into a float.

Aga Khan's Australian foray comes to fruition 2017-02-02

Princess Zahra Aga Khan and Prince Karim Aga Khan with Christophe Soumillon (winner of the Arc de Triomphe)
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bloodstock.racingpost.com

THE initial breeding venture between John Messara's Arrowfield Stud and the Aga Khan Studs, whereby the Aga Khan maintains a group of Australian-based mares at Arrowfield, comprised just six mares back in 2008. But like plenty of the decisions that the Aga Khan has taken over the years to enhance his bloodstock, the results have been far reaching and now, a little under a decade later, this is one with international consequence.

The future leaders of Central Asia 2017-02-02

The University of Central Asia’s campus in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan. Photo by: Michael Igoe / Devex
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www.devez.com

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part three of a Devex series that examines the Aga Khan’s plan to create a new model for higher education in Central Asia, where the opportunity to achieve academic excellence is usually found somewhere else. Read part one here and part two here.

Aga Khan acquires Palace to establish Global Seat of Imamat in Portugal 2016-04-18

Palace acquired by Aga Khan in Lisbon for the Global Seat of Imamat in Portugal
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clubofmozambique.com

The exquisite Henrique Mendonça Palace in Portugal has been acquired by HRH the Prince Karim Aga Khan for a reported 12 million euros.

The stunning complex currently houses offices of the New School of Business & Economics (SBE), and could potentially serve as the global headquarters for the Aga Khan himself.

Aga Khan Hospitals Sign Ksh. 2.8 Billion Agreement With Agence Française de Développement (AFD) 2017-01-20

Honourable Hassan Ali Joho presides over the signing ceremony of US $19.5 million towards the improvement and expansion of the A
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www.coastweek.com

Aga Khan Hospitals Sign Ksh. 2.8 Billion Agreement With AFD

Coastweek--As part of one of the largest expansions of quality health care services in East Africa, the Aga Khan Development Network and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed agreements for a total of US$19.5 million towards the improvement and expansion of the Aga Khan Hospitals in both Mombasa and Kisumu.

The total project cost is $27.8 million (over Kenyan Shilling 2.8 billion).

The balance investment of $8.3 million is a grant from the Aga Khan Development Network.

Birth of Prince Sinan 2017-01-02

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa announce birth of baby boy
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theismaili.org

Second son born to Princess Salwa and Prince Rahim

TheIsmaili.org

12 January 2017

Aiglemont, 12 January 2017 — It is with great happiness that Mawlana Hazar Imam has announced that Princess Salwa has given birth to a baby boy named Sinan.

Born in London, United Kingdom on 2 January, Prince Sinan is the second child of Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, and a little brother to Prince Irfan, who was born on 11 April 2015.

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan 2016-12-13

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pm.gc.ca

Ottawa, Ontario ‑

December 13, 2016

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 80th birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

“Sophie and I offer our best wishes today to His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims – a community that includes tens of thousands in Canada and millions around the world.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture to rebuild 4 historic sites in Kabul 2016-12-17

Bala Hissar Kabul
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Khaama Press Afghanistan

The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) will soon start the rebuilding process of four historic sites in capital Kabul, including the sites located along Kabul River.

The AKTC officials informed regarding the plans during a meeting with the Minister of Urban Development and Housing Syed Sadat Mansoor Naderi.

President Almazbek Atambayev wishes Prince Karim Aga Khan IV happy birthday 2016-12-13

Hazar Imam.jpg
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kabar.kg

Bishkek, December 13 / Kabar /. Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev congratulated Prince Karim Aga Khan IV on his birthday.

The President congratulations says:

"Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on your 80th birthday! I have warm memories of our meeting in Bishkek during your recent visit to the Kyrgyz Republic. You belong to a number of eminent personalities, whose life and work is a manifestation of noble efforts in overcoming difficulties to address socio-economic problems, improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable layers of the population.

His Highness the Aga Khan celebrates his 80th birthday today 2016-12-13

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asia-plus

On December 13, Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan.

His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan. He is the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims and a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) through his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, the first Imam, and his wife Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.

Ismaili Muslims Celebrate The Birthday Of His Highness The Aga Khan On December 13th 2016-12-10

Hazar Imam delivering the Jodidi Lecture at Memorial Church, Harvard University 2015-11-12
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thelinkpaper.ca

On December 13th Ismaili Muslims all over the world celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan. We join in their rejoicing and wish His Highness and his followers “Salgirah Mubarak”.


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