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.
USDA to Donate $5 Mil. in Ag Products to Afghanistan - USDA SUPPORTS AKF PROJECTS IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN - 2003-11-11Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman, in a historic visit to Afghanistan, today announced that USDA intends to donate $5 million of U.S. agricultural commodities under the Food for Progress Program. Veneman also announced the first Cochran Fellowship Program with Afghanistan to provide short-term, U.S.-based training for eight Afghan women to study agricultural finance.
Banking Services expanded for Tajikistan's marginalised populations Prime Minister Okilov and Aga Khan inaugurate First Micro Finance Bank Dushanbe. - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN OPENS BANK, COMISSIONS BRIDGE, LAY FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today joined Prime Minister Okilov of Tajikistan in inaugurating the First MicroFinanceBank in Tajikistan, a bank which will expand access to a wide range of banking services for the people of Tajikistan. In countries such as Tajikistan, villagers in remote areas must travel long distances at great expense to access financial services. In addition, commercial banks often do not find it profitable to offer services to the urban poor or to populations living in remote locations.
Revival of Afghan capital could hinge on infrastructure - AGA KHAN, MIT, HARVARD TO LAUNCH ARCHITECTURAL WEB SITE - 2002-09-25Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
An Islamic spiritual leader has united with Harvard, MIT and six Middle Eastern universities to create a Web site its creators hope will advance architecture throughout the Islamic world.
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, also hopes to link war-torn places such as Sarajevo and Kabul to the Web, empower women and foster East-West dialogue through the site, which took four years to create.
Today, President Clinton, Mrs. Clinton and Secretary of State MadeleineAlbright will convene the first White House Conference on Culture and
Diplomacy to focus on the critical role of culture in the formulation and
conduct of foreign policy in this era of globalization. The conference
will bring together diplomats, artists, scholars and representatives from
the private and non-profit sectors, for a discussion on how to better
integrate cultural concerns into the day-to-day conduct of American foreign
policy and strengthen cultural exchange programs that serve as invaluable
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER TO ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AFGHANISTAN IN BERLIN - H.H. THE AGA KHAN AT THE BERLIN CONFERENCE - 2004-03-31Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
RIA Novosti. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will take part in the session of the International Conference on Afghanistan held in Berlin. The first day of the conference which opened on March 31 was devoted to the economic rehabilitation of the country, while on the second day delegates from 50 countries and ten organisations will discuss security, law, reforms and future challenges to Afghanistan.
PRESIDENT COMPAORé AND THE AGA KHAN LAUNCH - MICROFINANCE AGENCY IN BURKINA FASO - AGA KHAN BEGINS A TWO-DAY VISIT TO BURKINA FASO - 2005-07-30Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso and His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), today launched the First Microfinance Agency (Premiere Agence de Microfinance (PAMF) in Ouagadougou.
In the coming weeks, PAMF will commence operations in the Banfora region in association with SN Sosuco, one of the country's largest employers.
Sadruddin Aga Khan dead at 70 - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a wealthy philanthropist who held a string of top United Nations humanitarian posts and was the uncle of the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, has died, associates said Tuesday. He was 70.
Sadruddin died Monday in Massachusetts General hospital in Boston, said Nasir Sunderji, an official of the Geneva-based Bellerive Foundation, an environmental organization founded by Sadruddin. There were no immediate details on the cause of death.
President Karzai welcomes His Highness Agha Khan's visit to Kabul - PRESIDENT KARZAI WELCOMES THE AGA KHAN IN KABUL - 2004-07-07Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan welcomed the visit today to Kabul of His Highness, Agha Khan, as a long-standing friend to the Afghan people.
During their meeting in the Presidential Palace, the President thanked His Highness Agha Khan for his contribution to the reconstruction of Afghanistan through the projects of the Agha Khan Foundation.
I confess I didn't find everything quite so appetising - such as the 30 year old butter - yes you heard right, 30 year old butter! - a traditional food at weddings, parties and greeting ceremonies. It tastes kind of cheesy
President Kibaki and Aga Khan open apparel plant in Kenya - AGA KHAN TO HOLD TALKS WITH KIBAKI - 2003-12-19Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Alltex is a state-of-the-art facility that has created employment for over 2,000 Kenyans, over 80% of them women.
The plant, one of the largest textile factories in the zone and the only one that is purpose-built, has set benchmarks in technology, training and productivity.
Its pioneering welfare and childcare facilities rank it as a regional industry leader. Alltex is a 100% export-oriented apparel-manufacturing unit created to benefit from access to the US$ 100 billion United States market for apparel made possible by US legislation.
SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN AS TRUE STATESMAN, IN REMARKS TO MEMORIAL CEREMONY FOR FORMER REFUGEE CHIEF - SECRETARY-GENERAL CELEBRATES LIFE OF PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN - 2003-10-28Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Following are the remarks delivered by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the memorial ceremony for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan in New York on 28 October:Today, we celebrate the life of a statesman in the truest sense of the word. Cosmopolitan and compassionate, caring and charismatic, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan was one of the world's natural international civil servants.
PRESIDENT MKAPA AND AGA KHAN LAY FOUNDATION STONE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN DAR ES SALAAM - DAR TO HAVE NEW AGA KHAN SCHOOL LAUNCHED - 2005-03-17Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today joined President Mkapa of Tanzania in laying the foundation stone for the construction of a new Aga Khan Academy in Dar es Salaam.The Academy will be a residential school offering pre-primary to higher secondary education benchmarked against world-class standards. A scholarship programme will support entry by top-ranked students of limited means.
SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN AS TRUE STATESMAN, IN REMARKS TO MEMORIAL CEREMONY FOR FORMER REFUGEE CHIEF - UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC CULTURE - 2003-11-05Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
When College of Liberal Arts instructor Elva Gladney visited Zanzibar, Tanzania, and India last summer, she was struck by the friendliness of the Muslim people. Traveling with 18 other educators from all parts of Texas on a quest for greater understanding of Islamic culture, she had many opportunities to interact with local teachers and students.'The thing that I loved about the trip was the people,' she recalls. 'I don't know when I've ever been treated so nicely.' The experience was a reminder that 'people are pretty wonderful when you're on a one-to-one basis,' she says.
Prince Aga-Khan is visiting Kyrgyzstan - H.H. THE AGA KHAN PAYS OFFICIAL VISIT TO KYRGYSTAN - 2004-07-07Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
His Majesty Prince Aga Khan the 4th with his brother Prince Amin Aga Khan arrived in Kyrgyzstan with official visit. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Nikolay Tanayev met them at the airport.The Prince Aga Khan and Askar Akayev visit Naryn town, where the ceremony of laying of the foundation stone of University of Central Asia will take place. The head University will be situated in Tajik city of Horog. This private, noncommercial high society University will serve the region with its 25 million people.
Foreign aid agencies and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have suspended their work in Balochistan after receiving warnings from Afghanistan that Taliban/Al Qaeda agents might target them in the coming days. The foreigners were particularly asked to mount additional security to avoid being killed in a suicide-bombing incident. The UNHCR was in the process of repatriating a hundred families of Afghan refugees across the Chaman border but it will now await clearance from above before going ahead.
Prince Karim Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect, arrived here Tuesday night on a 6-day visit to Pakistan.Federal Minister for Water and Power, Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao received the guest at Chaklala air base.
The Prince's prominent followers were also present at the air base. During his stay in Pakistan, Prince Karim Aga Khan will meet President General Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali.
Prince Karim Aga Khan meets Shaukat Aziz - PRIME MINISTER SHAUKAT AZIZ ASKS HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN TO INVEST IN PAKISTAN - 2004-12-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Spiritual Leader of the Ismailis, Prince Karim Aha Khan called on Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz here at the Prime Minister House on Sunday and discussed the regional and international situation.He congratulated the Prime Minister on his successful tour of SAARC countries.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz briefed Prince Karim Aga Khan about his recent dialogue process with Indian leadership and said Pakistan wanted peace and stability in the region and willing to resolve all the disputes including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir peacefully in accordance with the aspiration of Kashmiris.