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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


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.

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

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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.

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

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.

Fallon thanks Aga Khan after Kalaman win - KALAMAN ADDS TO AGA KHAN'S HAUL - 2004-07-19


Kieren Fallon, fresh from his success on Ouija Board in the Darley Irish Oaks yesterday, added the Group Two Daily Record Scottish Derby to his haul on Kalaman at Ayr yesterday.
However, Fallon was referred to the Jockey Club. A steward saw him using a mobile phone someone had handed him in the parade ring after the race.

The consistent Gateman soon set up a long lead in the 10-furlong test, but the field closed in the straight and Kalaman (5-6) collared him over a furlong out.

Sir Michael Stoute's colt then edged left, causing his rival to be switched right to renew his challenge.

fr.allafrica.com/stories/200312220835.html - NILE HOTEL DIVESTITURE - 2003-12-23

fr.allafrica.com/stories/200312220835.html New Vision

Parliament has approved the speedy divestiture of Nile Hotel International Limited through a 30-year concession to Serena Tourism Promotion Service SA, a subsidiary of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
State minister for privatisation Peter Kasenene appeared tickled on Friday by the positive mood in the House over the divestiture.

He told MPs that when Serena invests US$19m in the hotel, it would be possible to hold a boxing tournament at the conference centre. He said by using switches and electronics rooms could be joined and chairs moved.

Fighting Pakistan's gender gap - FIGHTING PAKISTAN'S GENDER GAP - 2003-06-06

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Izatullah Baig in the small mountain village of Passu is grateful that his children of both sexes had a good education.
In Pakistan's Northern Areas, the Aga Khan charitable foundation funds schools and academies for both boys and girls, without discrimination.

Here women are lucky. Elsewhere in rural areas like the poor Balochistan province, there is a big gender gap in schools.

France, Pakistan agree to boost economic ties - PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF IN FRANCE - 2003-07-01

President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday held useful discussion with French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin on all matters of international and regional importance. In a cordial and friendly manner, they discussed modalities of implementing the decisions taken on Wednesday during President Musharraf's prolonged meeting with his French counterpart, Jacques Chirac.

Finance Minister hails services of AKRSP - FINANCE MINISTER HAILS SERVICES OF AKRSP - 2003-12-17

/jang.com.pk/thenews/dec2003-daily/16-12-2003/metro/i5.htm THe News International

Finance Minister Shuakat Aziz on Monday lauded the achievements of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and pledged the government's firm backing to the initiative.
'The government has recently underwritten the $238 million second tranche to the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, which I am told is a strong supporter of the RSPs and is increasingly becoming a major development partner,' he said, while speaking at the inaugural conference on 'lesions in development - the AKRSP experience,' here.

German minister for reducing poverty - PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT SIGNED - 2004-09-07


German economic minister has said that global stability will only be realised if poverty, hunger and injustice are overcome.
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Heidemarie Wieczorek Zeul, was speaking at the signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Aga Khan.

A joint press release of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), said Thursday.

Dar grants Aga Khan group enhanced status - DAR GRANTS AGA KHAN GROUP ENHANCED STATUS - 2001-08-17

The Aga Khan yesterday signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania, granting enhanced diplomatic status to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) which manages and co-ordinates the group's social and economic development programmes.The agreement was signed between President Benjamin Mkapa and the Aga Khan at a high profile ceremony at State House Dar es Salaam.
Until yesterday, relations between the parties were governed by a 'co-operation accord' last signed in 1991.
AKDN's new status means the organisation and its staff will enjoy limited diplomatic privileges.

Financial Times Information Limited - Asia Africa Intelligence Wire - INVESTORS SET TO GIVE OVER 30m DOLLARS TO EASTERN TAJIK POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM - 2003-01-18


Investors set to give over 30m dollars to eastern Tajik power supply systemKhorugh: Investors, among which are the Aga Khan Foundation, the World Bank and the Swiss government, intend to invest over 30m dollars in the development of the [eastern Tajik] Badakhshon electric power supply system.

Golden dynasty - IS CAIRO PARK A NEW MODEL FOR URBAN RENEWAL? - 2005-03-24


Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the 49th hereditary Imam of the 15 million Nizari Ismailis scattered throughout Asia (particularly India and Pakistan), North and East Africa, the Middle East and the West. The scion of an illustrious and glamorous dynasty, he is one of the most prominent philanthropists in the world.


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Azamour stormed to victory in a thrilling Baileys Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown today as Doyen failed to live up to his billing as a Godolphin superstar.The 4-5 favourite loomed up to make his challenge in the straight under Frankie Dettori, but was unable to deliver his customary turn of foot in the closing stages.
As he backpedalled, hopes of a famous Godolphin double following Rule Of Law's St Leger triumph disappeared.

Char bagh is dry - CHAR BAGH IS DRY - 2004-05-22


Only a month-and-a-half after the Aga Khan Trust for Culture handed over the 16th century Humayun's Tomb to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for maintainence, the tomb is back to its original neglected state.
The sandstone water channels that had been restored for the first time after 40 years, running through the 30-acre Char Bagh, are dry. There are only patches of stagnant water in this 4-km stretch and mostly nothing at all. The caretakers at the site say it has been like this since April. They also point to the unruly grass that is now covering the sandstone pavements.

Agha Khan / visite de la Syrie - THE AGA KHAN, MUSEVENI MEET - 2003-02-24

New Vision

PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni on Monday held discussions with the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, at his farm in Kisozi, Gomba County in Mpigi district.Museveni and the Aga Khan, a big time multi-sectoral investor in Uganda, discussed ways of promoting the tourism industry to further enhance country's national economic development, a statement issued by the Presidential Press Unit (PPU) said yesterday. The Minister of State for Investments, Sam Kutesa, of Regional Co-operation, Col. Kahinda Otafiire, and the managing director of Uganda Investment Authority, Dr.


Prime Minister Oqil Oqilov of Tajikistan received the head of the Aga Khan Foundation, Prince Amin Aga Khan [son of Karim Aga Khan IV, leader of the world Ismailis], today.During the talks, they mostly touched upon and exchanged views on issues of mutually beneficial cooperation with this foundation in Tajikistan. The prime minister said that the agreements are being implemented which were signed during Prince Karim Al Husayni's official visit to Tajikistan.


HELLO Magazine

Tony Blair's wife Cherie made a striking entrance at an Asian awards ceremony by wearing a cream and gold sari complete with a bindi.In Hindu culture the jewelled accessory, worn on the forehead, is meant as a symbol of good fortune and festivity. While it was once considered an indicator of marital status, bindis have become increasingly popular as a style accessory, largely thanks to the likes of Madonna and Victoria Beckham.

Agha Khan confers with Syrian ministers on bilateral cooperation - AGA KHAN MEET THE MUFTI OF ALEPPO - 2004-02-16


Prince Karim Agha Khan, the spiritual leader of the Ismaelite Moslems, received the Minister of Education Ali Saad in his residence on Sunday evening in Damascus.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the fields of cooperation between Agha Khan Network for Development and the Syrian Education Ministry, particularly the development of education system, the rehabilitation of the relevant personnel, improving education to rise to the level of international level in this field.

Begum kommt als Schirmherrin zu Gala gegen Kindesmissbrauch - DIE BEGUM KOMMT ALS SCHIRMHERRIN ZUR GALA GEGEN KINDESMISSBRAUCH - 2003-08-28


Der Ort: dem Anlass angemessen. Das Komitee: hochkar

City of the future: Cairo's five centuries of rubbish is now a park, thanks to the Aga Khan - CITY OF THE FUTURE - 2004-05-07


This vast landscaping and urban renewal project has also uncovered Saladin's wallsAn enormous rubbish heap in the centre of Cairo, has been turned into a park thanks to the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim, and it is to be inaugurated this month. He is well known for his interest in the architecture of Islam, and this is an exceptionally ambitious project by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) that has involved also restoring parts of the ancient city walls, the Darb al-Ahmar area in a socially responsible way.

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