Es war schon ein ganzes Stück nach Mitternacht, als Bryan Adams Sabine Christiansen zum Geburtstag gratulierte. Und natürlich war das einer der emotionalen Momente bei der Gala
There's the stereotype of the Muslim woman -- silent and withdrawn behind her veil, obsequious when called upon, unable to think for herself, much less drive a car.
And then there's Shabnam Lutafali. Besides being a devout Muslim, the Pakistan native is a doctor of economics and a professor at the University of Houston-Downtown. She also serves as the president of the Southwest regional board for the Ismaili Muslims, followers of the Aga Khan.
Like most Ismailis, Lutafali believes that being Muslim and being a competent, active woman are not mutually exclusive.
White death' endures in the lands of Central Asia - <I>WHITE DEATH' ENDURES IN THE LANDS OF CENTRAL ASIA - 2002-07-20Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
American authorities predicted a sharp decrease in drug trafficking after the eradication of Afghanistan's Taliban regime - known to feed its activities by selling opiates abroad. But its northern neighbour, Tajikistan, knows better.
Months after the ouster of the hardline Afghan regime, trafficking in heroin - dubbed 'white death' in Tajikistan - is far from eradicated.
'We evaluate that there has been a 13 to 15 per cent increase in drug trafficking since the beginning of the US intervention in Afghanistan,' said Abai Iugochev, head of press relations for the Tajik Drug Control Agency.
Tree plantation for Name Facility donors only. - AGA KHAN SPEAKS ON EDUCATION at AKU CONVOCATION 2003 - 2003-12-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Detailed Schedule of Programme(a) Thursday Dec 04, 2003 at 3.30 pm: Tree plantation for Name Facility donors only.
(b) Friday Dec 05, 2003: Dinner at Hotel Marriott (Pool side) at 8:30 pm (by invitation) in honour of visiting donors and their gussets who are attending the Convocation or any other donor events at Karachi. This is as per eligibility criteria applied for Convocation and/or donor events. The dinner is being hosted bythe AKU Resource Development Committee for Pakistan (Ismaili).
President KarzaiYour Excellencies
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is my immense happiness and privilege to welcome you all as we celebrate the inauguration of one of Kabul's restored landmarks. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those professionals, architects, construction trades, staff and volunteers who have worked so hard, under so many constraints, to build this hotel and prepare it for today's opening.
Le Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan etait un veritable homme d'Etat declare le Secretaire generalOn trouvera ci-après le texte de l'allocution prononcée par le Secrétaire général, Kofi Annan, à la cérémonie d'hommage à la mémoire du Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, le 28 octobre:
World media executives meet to bolster Africa's image - AGA KHAN AND WRITER SOYINKA TO GIVE KEYNOTE SPEECHES - 2005-05-20Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
World media executives and political leaders are streaming in Nairobi ahead of a four-day International Press Institute (IPI) Summit to begin Sunday to discuss Africa's image problems and governance. The conference is to be addressed by key African political leaders and media luminaries, among them Rwandan President Paul Kagame, Kenya President Mwai Kibaki and Nobel literature Laureate Wole Soyinka. It will tackle modalities of improving the practice of journalism and safeguarding the freedom of the press in Africa and the world, organizers said.
The UK-based Welcome Trust Foundation has awarded $500,000 research grant to Aga Khan University (AKU) for a study on high blood pressure, designed by Dr Tazeen Jafar, an assistant professor, and her colleagues at university's Department of Medicine.
The Trust is widely known for its high profile in the best academic and research circles throughout the world, and for funding only scientifically robust and internationally competitive research projects. 'It is indeed a great source of pride for the AKU to be recognised as a genuine research university on the international stage,' said Dr Jafar.
Yo-Yo Ma was fascinated by the wealth of music along what was once the Silk Road. So the cellist conceived a plan to weave together the multifarious threads, as he explains to Michael Church
UN conference in Central Asia to focus on water - AGA KHAN AT THE INTERNATIONAL FRESH WATER FORUM - 2003-08-29Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Delegates from Canada, Lebanon, Turkey, Iran, the United States and Malaysia were due to gather for the Dushanbe International Water Forum to discuss problems as diverse as flooding, desertification and water-borne disease.
But it is unclear how much the conference will accomplish, since several of Tajikistan's neighbors who face grave water-related problems are not sending high-level government officials to the event.
Renovation of Mopti Mosque by Aga Khan Trustfor Culture Completes First Phase - AU COEUR DE LA RESTAURATION DE LA GRANDE MOSQUEE DE MOPTI - 2005-05-04Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
During his recent visit to Mali, the Aga Khan reviewed restoration efforts undertaken on Mopti's Grand Mosque by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). The mosque, an earthen structure built in the traditional Sudanese style between 1936 and 1943 on the site of an earlier mosque dating from 1908, was at serious risk of collapse until the Aga Khan Trust for Culture commenced restoration work. It is expected to be fully restored by 2006. 'Mopti's mosque is an outstanding example of the traditional Muslim architecture of the Sahel,' said the Aga Khan.
Une nouvelle compagnie aérienne est née au Mali. Fruit d'un partenariat entre le gouvernement du Mali et le Fonds Aga Khan pour le développement économique, cette compagnie renforcera le secteur du transport aérien commercial en Afrique de l'Ouest.
AGA KHAN CONFERRED HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT - AGA KHAN AWARDED HONORARY DEGREE BY AUB - 2005-06-25Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
(Please see the Aga Khan's Remarks and the American University of Beirut website)His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), was today conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, by the American University of Beirut.In its citation, the University praised the Aga Khan as 'an avid philanthropist standing at the head of a network of service institutions focused on the have-nots of the world, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.'In his acceptance remarks, the Aga Khan praised the American University of Beirut for
Speech on the Occasion of the Sod-turning Ceremony for The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Foundation - CEREMONY FOR THE DELEGATION OF THE ISMAILI IMAMAT FOUNDATION - 2005-06-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Your Highness, you are aware that John Ralston Saul and I have paid two visits to Kabul, Afghanistan to visit the Canadian troops deployed there. On our first visit, in December of 2003, we found a city that was practically flattened, and a people that seemed to be in disbelief that they were no longer in the midst of total war. One year later, we returned and immediately sensed that there was new hope. There were more people going about their business in the streets, a wider selection of food in the markets, and increased availability of practical goods like bicycle tires and oil cans.
University's postgraduate courses start in November - UNIVERSITY'S POSTGRADUATE COURSES START IN NOVEMBER - 2003-08-27Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan University will offer postgraduate courses in internal medicine, general surgery and radiology from November 2003.
The curriculum for the courses is the result of a consensus reached by medical experts from the University of Nairobi, Moi University, Aga Khan University, the Aga Khan Hospitals in Nairobi and Karachi as well as curriculum and education experts.
Dr Roger Sutton, the Associate Dean of the Aga Khan University, said the Aga Khan Hospital organised three workshops to discuss the course objectives, content, assessment methods and teaching strategies.
AGA KHAN EXPANDS MICROFINANCE - L'AKDN LANCE UN NOUVEL EFFORT POUR LES PLUS PAUVRES DU MONDE - 2005-02-22Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the expansion of a new generation of financial products and services to help some of the world's most vulnerable populations. The Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), a new institution created specifically for this purpose, will deliver innovative services including micro-insurance, small housing loans, savings, education and health accounts, and support for small entrepreneurs seeking to develop businesses related to restored cultural assets. The Agency will be part of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Dalakhani looked a horse apart as he glided across the soft ground on the way to post for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe here yesterday, and he was better
still on the way back. Christophe Soumillon, his jockey, condensed his performance in Europe's finest race into just five words: 'Il est un champion veritable.' The only dispute is Soumillon's use of the present tense. Dalakhani has almost certainly run his last race, but at least the memory of his curtain call will endure until his first crop of two-year-olds reaches the track in 2007.
US$18 million investment to refurbish and expand hotel and conference centre - AFGHAN GIRLS RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER FIVE YEARS - 2002-03-23Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Philanthropist Karim Aga Khan, left, and Afghanistan's Interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai applaud a group of young Afghan girls, who sang and scattered glitter during a ceremony marking the start of the school year, Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Amoni High School in Kabul, Afghanistan. Girls will be allowed to go back to school for the first time in five years, since the fall of the Taliban, who prohibited girls from attending school. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
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President Benjamin Mkapa has expressed deep gratitude to private providers of education in Tanzania for their solid support in building a learned Tanzanian community.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the Aga Khan International Academy in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the president said such institutions, religious and secular, have always been very important partners in the provision of education which was the cornerstone of the country's development and prosperity.