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The Aga Khan Announces the Engagement of His eldest son Prince Rahim

Prince Rahim and fiancee Kendra Spears
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akdn.org

Aiglemont, France, 26 April 2013 -- His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince Rahim Aga Khan, to Ms. Kendra Spears of Seattle, Washington, the United States.

The Aga Khan, who is the Spiritual Leader or Imam of the global community of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, said he was delighted to announce the engagement.

Statement on the Birthday of His Highness The Aga Khan

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NEWSROOM BC GOVERNMENT ONLINE NEWS SOURCE

VICTORIA - To mark this occasion, Premier Christy Clark has issued the following statement:

"It is a pleasure to congratulate His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the occasion of his birthday.

"For millions of Ismailis around the globe, His Highness provides spiritual guidance, but since becoming the Aga Khan over 50 years ago, has also become one of the world's greatest statesmen. His work to build bridges across religious and ethnic divides has resulted in real change. His Highness also has been a tireless advocate for peace, prosperity, and equality.

BIRTHDAY: His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan feted by B.C. premier, Ismaili community

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VANCOUVERDESI

The Ismaili community across British Columbia will gather for a prayer Thursday evening to recognize His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan’s 76th birthday.

“It’s a very important time for everyone to celebrate and reflect on the vast work that His Highness has undertaken around the world,” said Ali Solehdin, a volunteer from within the Ismaili community.

Aga Khan to Construct University for East Africa

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The Daily Monitor

The Aga Khan Development Network has announced plans to embark on constructing a university with branches across East Africa. Mr Firoz Rasul, the president of the Aga Khan University of East Africa, said the institution will train local human resources and open centers of excellence in each member state so that they stop sending their students abroad. Mr Joseph Mwizerwa, the principal, of Aga Khan University, said the institution will be built and administered within East Africa; the mother university is in Pakistan.

Revitalisation to Begin on Quli Qutb Shah

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akdn

Aga Khan Development Network Revitalisation to Begin on Quli Qutb Shah
Archaeological Park in Hyderabad, India

Vision 2030 boss hails Aga Khan hospital initiatives

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CAPITALFM NEWS

He noted that AKU had taken great strides in ensuring reforms in the country’s health sector urging the government to work towards the same. FILE.
NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16- Director General of the Vision 2030 programme Mugo Kibati now wants the government to invest in the training of specialist doctors and nurses, as part of the plans of realising the country’s long term dream.

The Pristine Chantilly, France, Château and Grounds of the Aga Khan 2013-02-01

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vanity fair

Vanity Fair - February 2013 features an article and interview of H.H. The Aga Khan: The Aga Khan’s Earthly Kingdom - Multi-billionaire prince, spiritual leader of 15 million Ismaili Muslims, and one-man state, the fourth Aga Khan defies all boundaries. Photographs by Jonathan Becker.

Kenya: Future Nairobians Will Thank the Aga Khan 2012-11-30

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allAfrica.com

THE Aga Khan Trust yesterday finalised an agreement with Nairobi City Council to rehabilitate City Park.

The cost of rehabilitation will run into tens of millions of dollars but it is very worthwhile investment.

The 60 hectare park in Parklands provides a recreational space that can be accessed by millions of Nairobians who otherwise have few places to relax.

Today the park is insecure and overgrown, with a congested market (that should somehow be retained) along the roadside.

Aga Khan Trust for Culture to revitalise Nairobi City Park 2012-11-30

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prime Minister Odinga, Prince Hussain, and other dignitaries discuss the model of the soon to be restored Na
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theismaili.org

Nairobi, 29 November 2012 — “Culture is a trampoline for development and assistance for some of the poorest people in the world,” declared Mawlana Hazar Imam. He was speaking at a signing ceremony marking an agreement between the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) and the Government of Kenya to rehabilitate Nairobi City Park.

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Aga Khan gets David Rockefeller award 2012-11-18

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Dawn, Pakistan

LAHORE, Nov 18: His Highness Karim Aga Khan has been awarded the internationally-acclaimed David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award 2012 in a ceremony held under the aegis of “University for a Night”, sponsored by Hashoo Foundation, Kim Samuel Johnson and Shell.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in Arusha for opening of EAC headquarters 2012-11-27

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theismaili.org

Arusha, 27 November 2012 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Arusha today, where tomorrow he will take part in the inauguration of the new headquarters building of the East African Community (EAC).

Mawlana Hazar Imam is welcomed by the Honourable Dr Emmanuel John Nchimbi, Tanzania’s Minister for Home Affairs. Photo: Zahur Ramji

Finally, new offices for EA Community 2012-11-28

From left: President Kibaki, Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete and The Aga Khan, founder and chairman of the AKDN
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Sunday Nation

The East Africa Community now has a permanent place to call home following Wednesday’s opening of its office complex in Arusha, Tanzania.

Presidents Kibaki, Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania and Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi officiated at the colourful ceremony attended by The Aga Khan, who is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Rwandan President Paul Kagame was represented by Prime Minister Pierre Habumuremyi, while Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni was represented by his Minister for State for East African Affairs, Mr Shem Bagaine.

Aga Khan pledges to restore park’s glory 2012-12-02

 The Aga Khan (L) with Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga after signing an agreement to rehabilitate Nairobi City Park
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Sunday Monitor

His Highness the Aga Khan and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga yesterday launched a major project to return the Nairobi City Park to its lost glory when they witnessed the signing of an agreement to rehabilitate the facility.

Expansion of Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam

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Dar Es Salaam Local News

Expansion of Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam

The Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam has embarked on a major expansion programme to offer high-quality medical care and increase its capacity as a teaching institute within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The scheme, with a preliminary budget of over $50 million, is the largest private health care project to be undertaken in Tanzania to date.

Sir Aga Khan III and the road to educational development

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The Express Tribune

KARACHI:
November 2 marks the birth anniversary of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan III (1877 to 1957) — grandfather of the present spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV.

Sir Aga Khan III, the 48th Imam of Ismaili Muslims, whose birth anniversary is being commemorated today (Friday), was a staunch advocate of education, particularly for women. His contributions in the sectors of political rehabilitation, health, education and social development of Muslims around the world are unprecedented.

A Volunteer's experience of visit of Hazar Imam to Edmonton 2012-10-24

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Anonymous

Hazar Imam's Visit to Edmonton
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:18:08 -0700

Ya Ali Madad,

Hazar Imam visited Edmonton Alberta, Canada.He arrived on 23rd night,
Tuesday at 8:30 pm, for an Official visit and proceeded to Hotel MacDonald.

He waved with both hands and smiled to the volunteers on duty,Yasmina got a
glimpse of him as she was on duty being the Vice Major.
The jamat on the whole was requested not to congregate as this was a private
and official visit.
On Wednesday morning he signed an agreement with the Govt of Alberta, a

Aga Khan Receives David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award 2012-10-22

 Aga Khan was awarded the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award at a ceremony in London.
Source: 
AKDN

London, 22 October 2012 - As part of the Synergos Institute's University for a Night series, His Highness the Aga Khan was awarded the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award at a ceremony in London.

David Rockefeller, in a letter addressed to the Aga Khan which was read to the audience, described the reasons for awarding this honour: “Through the Aga Khan Development Network, you have leveraged the social conscience of Islam in ways that benefit people of all faiths, promoting tolerance, pluralism and broad-based development.”

Premier Redford and Aga Khan sign co-operation agreement 2012-10-24

Alberta Premier Alison Redford trades pens with the Aga Khan after both signed an agreement of co-operation Wednesday at Governm
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Edmonton Journal

On a day Premier Alison Redford said “she would remember for the rest of (her) life, the premier and His Highness the Aga Khan signed an agreement of co-operation Wednesday at Government House.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Foundation Ceremony of the FMIC Women's Wing, Kabul 2012-10-20

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AKDN

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency Vice President Khalili
Monsieur Laurent Fabius, Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de la Republique Française
Ministers in the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Parliamentarians
Ambassadors
Members of the Provisional Operating Committee of the FMIC
Distinguished Guests and Friends
Assalam-o-Alaikum, Good Morning and Bonjour

It is indeed a pleasure to welcome you today as we celebrate the success and the expansion of the French Medical Institute for Children.

Aga Khan inaugurates Construction of Obstetrics Facility in Kabul 2012-10-20

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Khaama Press

The Foundation Ceremony of the new Women’s Wing at the French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) today, marked the start of construction for a new obstetrics and gynaecology wing on the hospital premises that will provide high quality care for mothers and newborns in Afghanistan. The building, which will take 24 months to complete, will offer 52 additional beds for obstetric and gynecologic care and a 14-bed neonatal intensive care unit — the first in Afghanistan.

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