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H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Mali - H.H THE AGA KHAN ARRIVES IN WESTERN AFRICA FOR AN EXTENSIVE TRIP - 2005-07-30

The Aga Khan arrived at the Mali Airport at 4:10 this Saturday afternoon. He had a meeting with the main partner of the IPS group in Mali mr. Baboye Thiam at the Sofitel Hotel. The Aga Khan subsequently met the President of Mali.On Sunday, July 31st, The Aga Khan will be flying to Mopti with the AKDN delegation and other dignitaries. A visit to Sangha is scheduled as well as the Mosque that has been restored. Sunday evening H.H the Aga Khan is invited for dinner at the official residence of the President in Koulouba.

Jacques de Larosiere Lecture focuses on new approaches to address poverty - FOCUS MOBILISES FOR TSUNAMI DISASTER RELIEF - 2005-01-10

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www.akdn.org

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an agency affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network, has mobilised staff, volunteers and resources to provide humanitarian aid in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.

HAF Commends Aga Khan for Commitment to Pluralism - GLOBAL CENTER OF PLURALISM IN OTTAWA, CANADA - 2005-04-18

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www.hinduamericanfoundation.org First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database

The Hindu American Foundation wrote a letter to His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim community, commending him for his recent $40 million investment for the establishment of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Canada.
April 30, 2005

To His Highness the Aga Khan,

Jagmohan visits Taj, but skips heritage corridor - INDIAN TREASURE RESTORED - 2003-06-21

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www.asianage.com Asian Age

Union tourism and culture minister Jagmohan spent almost the whole of Sunday touring Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal to get a first-hand feel for problems relating to their upkeep, but he skipped visiting the work site of the controversial heritage corridor project linking the two. The minister had similarly gone on an inspection trip of Delhi's Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar some weeks ago. During the visit, he announced an additional Rs 1-crore grant for the upkeep of the Taj Mahal.

Hazar Imam's visit to Madrid for Prince Felipe's wedding - THE AGA KHAN AND BEGUM INAARA ATTEND PRINCE FELIPPE'S WEDDING - 2004-05-22

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www.ismaili.net

Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel landed in Madrid for the wedding, as did former Czech President Vaclav Havel and the presidents of Portugal, Colombia, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Royalty arriving in Madrid included Dutch Queen Beatrix, the kings and queens of Belgium and Sweden, the Aga Khan and the crown princes of Norway and Bahrein. About 30 heads of state or government as well as scores of royalty were expected to attend the wedding.http://www.elmundo.es/especiales/2004/04/espana/bodareal/reportaje_llegada28.html
Point de Vue 18 May 2004 page 33

Jockey Walter Swinburn and Shergar race to one of their wins in January 1981 - NEW LIGHT ON SHERGAR MYSTERY - 2004-03-14

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www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/13/1078594614457.html

Previously unreleased evidence is to be aired in a television documentary about the disappearance of champion racehorse Shergar. Paul Kelso reports from London.The kidnapping of the champion racehorse Shergar was an ill-conceived and poorly executed shambles, according to previously unreleased evidence in a television documentary to be screened next week.

HIPPISME - PRIX DE L'ARC DE TRIOMPHE - DALAKHANI TAKES ARC GLORY - 2003-10-05

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www.lexpress.mu/display_article.php?news_id=5440

Un milliard de télespectateurs assistent à la victoire de DalakhaniDalakhani a remporté hier le 82e Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe sur l'hippodrome de Longchamp.
Cette course hippique de renommée internationale, véritable finale du championnat du monde de galop des pur-sang, réunissait les plus grands cracks de la planète montés par les meilleurs jockeys du monde sur une distance de 2 400 mètres.

Kabul's hotels prepare for visitors' return - KABUL'S HOTEL PREPARE FOR VISITORS' RETURN - 2003-02-07

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news.ft.com

Kabul's hotels prepare for visitors' returnTo step through the door of Room 132 of the Kabul Hotel is to fall 20ft to a pile of rubble below.

The white-painted doorway is all that remains of the room that, along with a big chunk of the hotel, was bombed during Afghanistan's fierce civil war.

Over the coming months, Room 132 will be rebuilt as part of a $26m reconstruction project aimed at turning the 110-room hotel into a five-star attraction with shops, a health club and a Mogul-style garden.

Hotel critical to rebirth of Kabul - HOTEL CRITICAL TO REBIRTH OF KABUL - 2003-02-23

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www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/054/nation/Hotel_critical_to_rebirth_of_KabulP.shtml The Boston Globe

The lobby is a dusty heap of rubble and fallen beams. The once-elegant lounge is piled with old sofas, sinks, and beds stripped from guest rooms. The former cigar bar is a series of dank, brick archways -- with no bar and no cigars.
Welcome to the Kabul Hotel. It is none too inviting in its current state, but come this fall the 110-room hotel will reopen with a five-star rating after a $26 million renovation. The project is part of a broader revival of the Afghan capital's hotel and restaurant scene that marks a fresh avenue in the country's efforts to rebuild following decades of war.

Focus Humanitarian Assistance Mobilises Support - AGA KHAN EXPRESSES SYMPATHY AND ANNOUCES SUPPORT FOR RELIEF ASSISTANCE FOR THOUSANDS AFFECTED BY ASIA EARTHQUAKE - 2005-10-10

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www.akdn.org/news/20051014.html

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS), an agency affiliated with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), has mobilised specialised staff, volunteers and resources in response to the widespread destruction following the earthquake which struck several parts of Pakistan.

Education has not kept pace with globalisation - MONUMENTAL MAGIC AT AGA KHAN AWARDS - 2004-11-28

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epaperarchive.timesofindia.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=Q0FQLzIwMDQvMTEvMjcjQXIwMDIwMA==&Mode=HTML&Locale=english-skin-custom Times Of India Delhi

Religious leadership has always been linked with high finance. Uniquely, the institution of the Aga Khan has come to carry the ultimate lifestyle label as well. The triple burden sits lightly on the sharply cut shoulder pads of the present incumbent, revered by his 15 million followers in 25 countries as the 49th direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. Anointed at 20, Prince Karim, now 68, has steered clear of both fundamentalism and the flashy life which killed his father, Prince Aly Khan.

Focus' Moves to Assist Quake Victims - <i>FOCUS MOVES TO ASSIST QUAKE VICTIMES - 2002-04-01

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allafrica.com/stories/200204010211.html The East African (Nairobi)

SERIOUS CHALLENGES continue to face outlying populations of quake-hit Nahrin District in Afghanistan as aid agencies consider downscaling relief efforts around Nahrin City. Inaccessible populations, landmines, water and sanitation, and changing weather remain major problems.

ENCOUNTER OF E.RAKHMONOVA With PRINCE OF AGAKHAN THE IV - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN OPENS BANK, COMISSIONS BRIDGE, LAY FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-06

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khovar.tojikiston.com/index.php?CatID=0&id=4472

the President of Tadzhikistan Emomali rakhmonov accepted prince shokh karim Agakhan IV. In the friendly and sincere situation were examined series of questions, connected with the collaboration the governments of republic Tadzhikistan with the fund For agakhan. 'our two-way communications, noted the President of Tadzhikistan Emomali Of rakhmonov, are very fruitful. In particular discovery is bridge between the republic Tadzhikistan the state Afghanistan, strengthen the economic relationships of the countries of region and are the important basic factor of interrelations '.

Foreign agencies allocate 5m-dollar grant to improve Tajik education sector - FOREIGN AGENCIES ALLOCATE 5m-DOLLAR GRANT TO IMPROVE TAJIK EDUCATION SECTOR - 2003-08-22

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search.ft.com

The Dushanbe [the Tajik capital] office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will realize three projects to improve the educational sphere in Tajikistan, in cooperation with the Aga Khan Fund, Open Society Institute-Assistance Fund [of the Soros Foundation], Save the Children (USA), Save the Children (United Kingdom) and the Zdrav/Plus.

EUROPEAN UNION TO EXTEND RS 540 MILLION FOR EDUCATION SECTOR - EUROPEAN UNION TO EXTEND RS 540 MILLION FOR EDUCATION SECTOR - 2001-06-01

The European Union will extend 19 million euro (Rs540m) to assist the educational sector in Pakistan. The funding will mainly support the Aga Khan Foundation's Institute for Educational Development (IED), Phase-2.
The purpose of the EU contribution towards the 2nd phase of the IED is to strengthen its capacity to help ensure the sustainability of its educational programmes. The EU support is provided with a view to assist to improve the quality, effectiveness, relevance and outreach of education systems in Pakistan.

Former U.N. agency chief Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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/www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1343446.htm

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former head of the United Nations refugee agency and U.N. humanitarian envoy to Afghanistan, has died at age 70, his office said on Tuesday.Sadruddin was uncle to the current Aga Khan, Karim, who is spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.
A spokeswoman at his Geneva office confirmed he had died, but declined to give further details.
Swiss news agency ATS reported Sadruddin died in a Boston hospital in the United States on Monday after a long illness.

Facelift for ancient Delhi gardens - AGA KHAN SAYS HERITAGE IS AT RISK AFTER DESTRUCTION OF CULTURAL TREASURES - 2003-04-16

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news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/2952593.stm

One of India's most ancient gardens surrounding the 16th century Humayun's tomb in Delhi has been restored to its past glory.Two hundred people worked for three years to revitalise the garden's pathways, fountains and water channels in the heart of the capital.
The four-part paradise garden is said to be the first example of an imperial tomb garden in the sub-continent.
Humayun's tomb contains more than 100 Moghul graves and is one of 23 World Heritage sites listed by the United Nation's cultural body, Unesco.

Former U.N. agency chief Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13

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www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13539514.htm Reuters

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former head of the United Nations refugee agency UNHCR and U.N. humanitarian envoy to Afghanistan, has died at age 70, his office said on Tuesday.
Sadruddin was uncle to the current Aga Khan, Karim, who is spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

A spokeswoman at his Geneva office confirmed he had died, but declined to give further details.

Swiss news agency ATS reported Sadruddin died in a Boston hospital in the United States on Monday after a long illness.

Failed democracies greatest global threat, Aga Khan tells students - CHERISH DEMOCRACY, AGA KHAN TELLS GRADS - 2004-06-18

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http://server07.densan.ca/archives/dtsearch.asp?Lang=E&cmd=getdoc&maxSize=200000&DocId=567264&Index=d%3a%5cdtsearch%5cUserData%5cfullfeed&HitCount=20&hits=6+7+19+1a+2c+2d+95+96+ad+ae+10f+110+137+138+151+152+1ba+1bb+1d2+1d3+&hc=42&req=%28Aga+Khan%29+AND+xfilter%28date+%22M06%2FD19%2FY2004%7E%7EM06%2FD19%2FY2004%22%29 Toronto Star

The biggest global threat is not failed states but failed democracies, the Aga Khan told a graduating class at the University of Toronto on Friday afternoon.
The 49th hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims appealed to the class of teaching grads at Convocation Hall to instil in students the virtues of pluralism, meritocracy and civil society _ three pillars on which successful democracies are built.


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