His Highness Aga Khan Kerim IV together with his brother His Highness Prince Amin Aga Khan have arrived in Kyrgyzstan on an official visit. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Nikolai Tanaev has met him at the airport. A ceremony of laying foundation of the University of Central Asia took place in Naryn today.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announces Project Eligibility Criteria for the Tenth Cycle and Appoints New Steering Committee
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture is pleased to announce the Tenth Award Cycle, which will span the three-year period from 2005 to 2007.
The media was on the receiving end yesterday at the beginning of this year's International Press Institute, IPI, congress in Nairobi, challenged as it was by key speakers of fostering negative stereotypes about Africa, hatred, propaganda and underdevelopment on the continent.But two leading congress organisers Wilfred Kiboro of the Nation Media Group and IPI Director Johann Fritz made a spirited defence of the media, urging caution while seeking to demonstrate that media practise is more valuable and complex than has been appreciated and portrayed by policy makers and ordinary people.
'True regime change occurs when liberty is guaranteed by a people free to create or support institutions of their own choosing. True regime change occurs when that strength and that freedom are defined by the depth, breadth and quality of education shared across the society in question.'
Photo: Il y a de belles choses à Samarcande, le Reghistan par exemple, l'un des plus fastueux complexes du monde musulman. (DR.)éVéNEMENT Concerts, spectacles et conférences au Musée Guimet et à l'Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe
Asie centrale, la splendeur retrouvée
Boukhara, Ouzbékistan : de notre envoyé spécial Hervé de Saint Hilaire
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The World Bank and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) have agreed to implement an innovative project aimed at reducing poverty in high-mountain areas around Lake Sarez. The US$ 2 million project is financed through the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) administered by the World Bank.
The Aga Khan has urged Muslims to strive to create a better future for the young generation. The Spiritual Leader of the Ismaili Muslim Community was yesterday presiding over the 60th anniversary celebration of the Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) at Kibuli Mosque.DISTINGUISHED VISITOR: His Highness the Aga Khan (L) with Prince Kassim Nakibinge at Kibuli Mosque yesterday (Photo by James Akena).
Dalakhani delivers with dynamite performance in French DerbyThe Aga Khan's unbeaten Dalakhani reigned supreme once again as he thundered down the stretch to capture his sixth straight victory in the $1.3-million Prix du Jockey-Club (French Derby) (Fr-G1) at Chantilly on Sunday. The son of Darshaan scored by an impressive two lengths over Group 2 winner Super Celebre.
Dalakhani's sharp performance only enhanced the confidence that the Aga Khan had in his homebred.
Efs Pune: As Shobhana Ranade walks about the palatial premises of the Aga Khan Palace on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, she marvels at the significance of the structure where Mahatama Gandhi was interned during the Quit India Movement, alongwith his wife Kasturba and secretary Mahadeo Desai. ''Gandhiji had made three predictions for The Aga Khan Palace in his writings. One, that this would become a place of pilgrimage. Today about 300 visitors including foreigners visit daily. Secondly he had said that the Aga Khan will donate this palace to the nation.
I think Alamshar has improved hugely since the Irish Derby [Alamshar's owner, the Aga Khan ]Alamshar scored another notable win
Irish Derby winner Alamshar upheld the reputation of three-year-old horses with a comfortable victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes.
Day two from LongchampsDalakhani justified his status as pre-race favourite, powering home in a thrilling fast finish to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.
The French Derby winner - ridden by Christophe Soumillon - had to come in from stall 14, wide out on the right, and held off a brave challenge from Mubtaker.
Ireland's High Chaparral finished third in the 13-horse race for the second year in a row.
'It's a race I wanted to win throughout my apprenticeship and it's unbelievable to ride a horse like him,' said 20-year-old Soumillon.
A warm winter day at Breezes Beach Club. Photo: Susan WyndhamSusan Wyndham explores Zanzibar's heady mix of history and culture.
Invisible behind loudspeakers in their minarets, the muezzins start their call to prayer at 6.20 on a Friday night. The fugue of male voices bounces off Stone Town's rusting roofs. A canvas-sailed dhow passes in front of the red sun as it melts into the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar is at its most Arab and ancient.
Fur Love to Fur Shame: Change of Heart for a PrincessFashion Wire Daily October 17, 2003 - Paris -On Tuesday night, Le Bar du Plaza Athenée on Avenue Montaigne -- Paris toniest shopping street currently dripping in ultra-expensive winter pelts -- bore witness to a rather unusual event, as it hosted an award ceremony for a competition to produce anti-fur advertising, put on by The Fur Free Alliance.
While attending the Berlin International Conference for Afghanistan, Minister Carroll met with the Aga Khan, Head of the Aga Khan Development Network. CIDA and the Aga Khan Foundation are partners in a variety of projects in Asia and Africa.
Berlin, Germany, 7 September, 2004 - 'Global stability will only be realised if poverty, hunger and injustice are overcome,' stated German Federal Minister for Economic and Cooperation and Development Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul on the occasion of the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding with His Highness the Aga Khan. The aim of this agreement is the deepening of cooperation between the BMZ and the Aga Khan Development Network, particularly in crisis prone-countries of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
ANCIENT TRASH DUMP: Cairo's new 74-acre park, Al Azhar, is located on what was a centuries-old rubbish heap in the middle of Cairo's historic old city.SARAH GAUCH
Egypt gets its own 'central park'
By Sarah Gauch | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor
IPS to Get US$32 Million in New Equity for East Africa - IPS INCREASES INVESTMENT BY SH2.5 BILLION - 2003-11-18Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) today announced a capital increase of USD 32.4 million (KSh 2.5 billion) for investments in East Africa to be funded principally by three leading institutional shareholders.
Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary imam of Shiite Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, said Tuesday that democratic governance, pluralism and civil society are the three preconditions for developing countries to be transformed into peaceful, modern societies.Speaking at the fifth German Ambassadors Conference, the theme of which was 'The Future of the Near and Middle East,' the Aga Khan stressed the need to mutually reinforce democratic governance, pluralism and civil society to create an environment in which societies in developing countries could develop and prosper.
Sadruddin Aga Khan: mort d'un prince idéaliste - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Le prince habitait Genève depuis 1959. Il est décédé lundi à Boston des suites d'une longue maladie. Aga Khan ne se prenait pas pour n'importe qui. Et il ne l'était pas. Celui qui avait l'honneur de franchir les portes de son somptueux château de Bellerive ou, dans le cas particulier, de son hôtel de la Vieille-Ville, était reçu par un serviteur égyptien en livrée. Il se voyait servir une tasse de café turc dans la plus fine porcelaine.
Harmony is the key word in Gilgit, the land of mountains, green valleys, succulent strawberries and cherries.Phantastiche (Fantastic), an awe-struck German travelling in the PIA Fokker blurts out as he eyes several snow- covered peaks, merely 2,000 feet below the plane, and at least two even higher than the maximum cruising altitude of the aircraft. He leaves the cockpit and Captain Asif Khan invites me to move into the narrow space inside.