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.
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.
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
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Boukhara, Ouzbékistan : de notre envoyé spécial Hervé de Saint Hilaire
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'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.'
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).
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.
TICKLING POINTS: President Yoweri Museveni holds a meeting with the visiting His Highness the Aga Khan at Parliamentary Buildings on Wednesday [ August 4, 2004?].Museveni, Aga Khan hold talks.
The Privatisation Commission today formally granted the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) rights to 51% of the shareholding in Habib Bank Limited against a committed investment of Pakistani Rupees 22.409 billion (US$389 million) in accordance with all statutory requirements and the terms of the successful bid as approved by the Cabinet Committee on Privatisation.
French Court to Rule on Aga Khan Divorce, Lawyer SaysPARIS (Reuters) - A French court has ruled it can hear the divorce application made by top racehorse owner and breeder the Aga Khan, his office said Sunday. The Aga Khan, 66, a British citizen, is the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community of about 20 million followers.
In a Dec. 23 decision, the court said it would also rule on any financial maintenance due during the divorce proceedings, the statement quoted the Aga Khan's French lawyer Laurent Chambaz as saying.
The 19th annual World Partnership Walk raised more than $3 million today and brought together tens of thousands of people in cities across Canada to fight global poverty. The Walk, the largest event of its kind in Canada, raised record funds and brought out more Canadians than ever looking for a way to make a difference in developing countries.
The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan departed Damascus yesterday morning at the end of a three-day visit.He was seen off at Damascus International Airport by Minister of Health Mohammed Iyad Alshatty and the AKDN representative in Syria Mr Mohammed Saifo.
- Syria Times 16/02/2004 (http://www.teshreen.com/syriatimes/_local.asp?FileName=20040216071609) Otri confers with ARF, Agha Khan
Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri on Sunday held a meeting with Secretary General of the Arab Railways Federation (ARF) Mr. Murhaf Sabouni.
Cup hopeful Vinnie Roe heads into quarantineOnce again, Irish trainer Dermot Weld has emerged as the key figure for next month's $4.6 million Melbourne Cup at Flemington after ordering race topweight Vinnie Roe into quarantine.
Early yesterday morning Melbourne time, Vinnie Roe turned in an excellent performance to finish fifth in the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris and was then sent to quarantine by Weld, who gave little indication as to where his star stayer would be heading next. 'We will see in the next 10 days or so whether we will take him back to Melbourne,' he said.
Minister for Education and Culture, Joseph Mungai being congratulated by the President of Aga Khan University, Shamsh Kassim-Lakha shortly after he delivered a speech at a dinner party organised by the University held at the Royal Palm Hotel on Tuesday. (Photo by Express Photographer).AKU plans to expand in East Africa
By Lina Lorentz
For nearly 50 years, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV has striven to overcome the celebrity gloss of his life story.To 20 million Ismaili Muslims in Asia and Africa, the 68-year-old Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary imam, a spiritual leader who traces his lineage directly from the prophet Muhammad.
The Aga Khan with National Building Museum Chair Carolyn Schwenker Brody, above, before receiving the fifth Vincent Scully Prize at the museum last night for his decades-long efforts to reenergize design in the Islamic world and to preserve historic sites. At left, the prince chats with Scully and his wife, Catherine Lynn.Photo Credit: Lucian Perkins -- The Washington Post
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Séjour au Mali du prince Aga Khan: un fort intérêt pour la cultureL'illustre visiteur a assisté à l'inauguration du Musée national rénové, visité la mosqué Djingareiber et le centre Ahmed Baba de Tombouctou, la mosquée et le centre culturel de Djenné
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There's No Conflict Between Islam and Democracy'In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the hereditary imam of Shiite Ismaili Muslims, argues that today's Middle Eastern terrorists are fueled by political motivations and not religion.
Your majesty, the world is shocked by terrorist attacks that are carried out by people who claim to be fighting for Islam. You, as a prominent Muslim leader, have claimed that Islam is a religion of peace. Does that mean that Islam has two faces?
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.