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.
His Majesty the King, Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, yesterday praised the efforts of the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, through the services offered by Aga Khan Development Network in the areas of education, health, construction, planning and finance. Receiving the Aga Khan at the Rawdha Palace last night, HM the King said that the network comprised a large number of experts who enabled it to serve the community.
Senator Nisar Memon inaugurated drinking water project at Ketibundar on Saturday. The project has been completed by Aga Khan Planning and Building Services (AKPBS) in collaboration with the people of Ketibundar. It will supply drinking water to residents of the coastal town. Speaking on the occasion Nisar Memon lauded the role of the Aga Khan Foundation for its services to the masses all over the country and especially the rural and remote areas.
Outsiders aim to get their teeth into Afghan banking - OUTSIDERS AIM TO GET THEIR TEETH INTO AFGHAN BANKING - 2003-08-15Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Amin Khosti spreads a wad of banknotes like playing cards between his chubby fingers: Swiss francs, euros, sterling, dollars, Saudi riyals and rupees. He handles about $200,000 a day in transactions with any of 120 countries at his shop in Shahzada, Kabul's teeming money market.
l' Aga Khan prêt à investir en Afrique - L'AGA KHAN PRET A INVESTIR EN AFRIQUE - 2003-10-17Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Son Altesse l'Aga Khan, chef spirituel des musulmans ismailis chiites, a clôturé sa visite officielle au Mali le 13 octobre dernier avec la signature d'un accord au terme duquel le Réseau Aga Khan de développement (RAKD) s'attachera à lancer de nouvelles initiatives dans ce pays et en Afrique de l'Ouest.
A Tombouctou, il a été reçu par les imams des différentes mosquées de la ville et il a pu examiner la collection de manuscrits du centre Ahmed Baba et observer la procédure de numérisation de ces trésors.
Mkapa azindua ujenzi wa kituo cha Aga Khan
Baadhi ya wakazi wa Jiji la Dar es Salaam wenye asili ya Asia, wakimsikiliza Rais Benjamin Mkapa na Mgeni wake Aga Khan wakitoa hotuba wakati wa uwekaji wa jiwe la msingi wa Ujenzi wa Shule ya wenye vipaji maalum ya Aga Khan Academy Tanzania.
Rais Benjamin Mkapa amezishukuru taasisi binafsi zikiwemo za dini zinazochangia huduma za kijamii zikiwemo za elimu na afya kwa kuinua kiwango cha elimu nchini na kuliongezea taifa hazina ya vyuo vyenye ubora.
So now we have another superhorse, ephemeral as he may be. Alamshar is now king of all he surveys, so much better than the previously disgraced three-year-old station he was representing in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, so much better than the older generation massed against him.
La Côte d'Ivoire honore le PDG de IPS West Africa - LA CôTE D'IVOIRE HONORE LE PDG DE IPS WEST AFRICA - 2003-07-03Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Mérite et reconnaissance. Voici les mots qui ont marqué vendredi dernier la cérémonie d'adieu organisée à l'honneur de M. François Chassey, PDG du groupe Industrial promotion services de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (IPS-WA), réseau Aga Khan.Cérémonie au cours de laquelle M. Chassey a été élevé au grade d'Officier de l'Ordre ivoirien par le ministre de l'Industrie et du Développement du secteur privé, M. Jeannot Ahoussou Kouadio.
President Benjamin Mkapa has applauded micro-finance institutions for improving the livelihood of the poor who are usually left out by big banks in provision of credit facilities.
''The very small loan of only a few dollars can assist a rural resident to acquire farming implements like, say a water pump to improve the productivity of his land,'' President Mkapa said.
Speaking yesterday in Berlin, the president paid glowing tribute to Aga Khan Development network at a function to award His Highness The Aga Khan Die Quadriga, a United We Care Award.
Kampala Serena Hotel will spur tourism investment - KAMPALA SERENA HOTEL WILL SPUR TOURISM INVESTMENT - 2004-02-11Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Serena Tourism Promotion Services (a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) has signed a thirty-year lease concession agreement with the Government of Uganda and agreed to invest US$18 million investment for extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the former Nile Hotel which will re-open in September 2005 as the Kampala Serena Hotel.
Après s'être attardé sur le rôle de l'imam Sahnoun dans l'affirmation du malékisme en Tunisie, un magistrat non moins prestigieux, Cadhi Nooman, mérite d'être évoqué.Cet éminent juriste du 10ème siècle a servi quatre monarques successifs, trouvant nénanmoins le temps de rédiger une vingtaine d'ouvrages. Grâce à ce legs, les historiens ont glané de précieuses informations sur la seule dynastie chiite qui a régné en Tunisie: les Fatimides.
In the heart of Old Cairo, on the edge of a slum, a park is born. Yasmine El-Rashidi watches a phoenix emerge from the ashesphotos: Mohamed Wassim - The 74-acre park with its undulating landscape of lawns, streams and lush vegetation, was a garbage dump
Cairo is a city of streets, pavements and apartment blocks. A city committed to tarmac and concrete, with a very low tolerance for nature and open space. Not only does it have no equivalent of London's Hyde Park or New York's Central Park, but even a truncated version of those urban gardens has always seemed an unlikely eventuality.
Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Ottri on Monday received Rahim Agha Khan, Son of His Highness Prince Karim Agha Khan.The two sides reviewed programs and activities of the Agha Khan Network for developing cooperation between the Network and Syria in the fields of financing and establishing projects for preservation of archeological sites, rural development projects and small loans, in addition to other development cultural and tourist projects.
The two sides also discussed establishing a project for culture and tourist marketing in Damascus.
Mountain-high university planned - TAJIKISTAN: AGA KHAN TO LAY CORNERSTONES OF CENTRAL ASIA UNIVERSITY - 2004-07-05Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The Aga Khan, leader of the world's Ismaili Muslims, has been describing his plans for a university in one of the most remote areas on earth.
The university, high in the heart of the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan in Central Asia, will be the first specifically for mountain people.
It will serve a population scattered across a vast, isolated area stretching from Afghanistan to China.
Most people there live in poverty and use donkey carts for transport.
Life is a constant struggle against winter storms, hunger and often earthquakes.
L'Aga Khan bavarde avec des étudiantes, vendredi à Mombasa - KIBAKI INAUGURATES AGA KHAN ACADEMY - 2003-12-21Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Kenya: l'Aga Khan inaugure sa première 'Académie' mondialeMOMBASA (Kenya) (AFP) - 20/12/2003 15h13 - L'Aga Khan et le président kényan Mwai Kibaki ont inauguré samedi à Mombasa, sur la côte kényane de l'océan Indien, le premier 'Centre d'excellence' d'enseignement créé au monde par la Fondation du souverain de la communauté musulmane isma
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has expressed gratitude to the Aga Khan Group of Companies for bringing a professional hotel investment and management system to Uganda.
The President on Thursday received Prince Amyn Mohammed Aga Khan at State House, Nakasero, a statement said.
Amyn Mohammed is the young brother of the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismailia Community.
THE WORLD of architecture overflows with awards, including the $100,000 American Pritzker Prize, the $200,000 Japanese Praemium Imperiale and Britain's RIBA Gold Medal, which was founded in 1848. All are trumped in key ways by the Aga Khan's triennial Awards for Architecture, which carries a bounty of $500,000 for projects that benefit Muslim communities.
President Museveni will be displaced as Nile Hotel begins renovations.Finance minister Gerald Sendaula announced yesterday that the $19 million (Shs 37 billion) renovation of the hotel complex would require tenants to give way.
The renovation - the first in a two-phase process - kicks off on February 11, the day government will hand the complex over to Serena Hotels to run it for 30 years.