Berlin, Germany, 7 September, 2004 - 'Global stability will only be realised if poverty, hunger and injustice are overcome,' stated German Federal Minister for Economic and Cooperation and Development Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul on the occasion of the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding with His Highness the Aga Khan. The aim of this agreement is the deepening of cooperation between the BMZ and the Aga Khan Development Network, particularly in crisis prone-countries of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
ANCIENT TRASH DUMP: Cairo's new 74-acre park, Al Azhar, is located on what was a centuries-old rubbish heap in the middle of Cairo's historic old city.SARAH GAUCH
Egypt gets its own 'central park'
By Sarah Gauch | Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor
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.
Harmony is the key word in Gilgit, the land of mountains, green valleys, succulent strawberries and cherries.Phantastiche (Fantastic), an awe-struck German travelling in the PIA Fokker blurts out as he eyes several snow- covered peaks, merely 2,000 feet below the plane, and at least two even higher than the maximum cruising altitude of the aircraft. He leaves the cockpit and Captain Asif Khan invites me to move into the narrow space inside.
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One of France's most stunning chateaux, which houses the country's second most important art collection, is to be rescued from falling into disrepair thanks to a helping hand from its neighbour, the Aga Khan.Annick Benoist reports.
The Chantilly chateau: once playground of French kings, now for kings of footie The magnificent chateau houses 6,000 works of art including three Raphael works
Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:First I would like to thank Charles Correa and Jim Wolfensohn for their kind words.
The Aga Khan (L) and the Director of the International Press Instiute Johann Fritz listen to the opening remarks during the official opening ceremony of the International Press Institute and the 54th World Congress General Assembly in Nairobi May 22, 2005. Rwanda President Paul Kagame accused the western media of portraying Africa as a continent wracked with poverty, war and disease, adding that it was up to Africans to change that image,and he also said that the negative portrayal of the continent was one of the reasons it was lagging behind in development. REUTERS/Antony Njuguna
The Aga Khan, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, special representative of the Prime Minister of Japan Sadako Ogata, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer (LtoR) pose for a family picture during a break at the conference of international donors for Afghanistan in Berlin March 31, 2004. Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged international donors not to let Afghanistan revert to a 'haven for drugs and terrorists' at the start of a conference on Wednesday at which it is seeking over $27 billion in aid.
From left: IPI global chairman Wilfred Kiboro, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, President Kibaki, the Aga Khan, IPI director Johann P Fritz and Vice-President Moody Awori at the official opening of the International Press Institute World Congress and 54th General Assembly in Nairobi yesterday. Photo by Joseph MathengeA call to cultivate better working relations between the media and governments in Africa was made yesterday.
Dalakhani delivers with dynamite performance in French DerbyThe Aga Khan's unbeaten Dalakhani reigned supreme once again as he thundered down the stretch to capture his sixth straight victory in the $1.3-million Prix du Jockey-Club (French Derby) (Fr-G1) at Chantilly on Sunday. The son of Darshaan scored by an impressive two lengths over Group 2 winner Super Celebre.
Dalakhani's sharp performance only enhanced the confidence that the Aga Khan had in his homebred.
Efs Pune: As Shobhana Ranade walks about the palatial premises of the Aga Khan Palace on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, she marvels at the significance of the structure where Mahatama Gandhi was interned during the Quit India Movement, alongwith his wife Kasturba and secretary Mahadeo Desai. ''Gandhiji had made three predictions for The Aga Khan Palace in his writings. One, that this would become a place of pilgrimage. Today about 300 visitors including foreigners visit daily. Secondly he had said that the Aga Khan will donate this palace to the nation.
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.