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Norway and AKDN strengthen partnership through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding - HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN IN NORWAY - 2005-04-05


Hilde F. Johnson, Minister of International Development, and His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims today signed an agreement to enhance collaboration on development issues and programmes in Africa, Central and South Asia.

King hails Aga Khan's efforts - AGA KHAN ARRIVES IN BAHRAIN - 2003-12-08

www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp Bahrain Tribune Daily Newspaper

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.

Memon inaugurates water project in Ketibandar - WATER PROJECT IN KETIBANDAR - 2003-11-23

/jang.com.pk/thenews/nov2003-daily/23-11-2003/national/n6.htm Thatta

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 - 2003-08-15

Financial Times

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 - 2003-10-17


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 - DAR TO HAVE NEW AGA KHAN SCHOOL LAUNCHED - 2005-03-17

www.ippmedia.com/ipp/nipashe/2005/03/18/35023.html IPP Media

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.

Oxx rates Alamshar equal to Arc winner Sinndar - DIAMOND SUCCESS FOR ALAMSHAR - 2003-07-26


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 - 2003-07-03

www.fratmat.co.ci/story.asp?ID=21276 Fraternite Matin

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.

Mkapa lauds micro-finance institutions - AGA KHAN RECIEVES CARNEGIE MEDAL - 2005-10-04


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.

La Grande Mosquée de Mahdia - CADHI NOOMAN (896-974) - L'EXCEPTION CHIITE - 2004-04-24

www.realites.com.tn/index1.php?mag=1&cat=/7CULTURE&art=9022&a=detail1 Realité Online

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.

Monument to fancy - MONUMENT TO FANCY - 2004-11-11

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2004/716/feature.htm AL-AHRAM Issue No. 716

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.

La Grande Mosquée de Mahdia - ALEPPO GOVERNOR MEETS AGHA KHAN - 2004-10-31

www.sana.org/english/headlines/1%2011/prime_minister.htm Damascus

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.



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 - 2003-12-21


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

Museveni Meets Prince Agha Khan - SERENA TO PLOUGH Sh1.4b INTO NILE HOTEL - 2004-02-17

New Vision

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.

Lavish ceremony celebrates visionary design - MONUMENTAL MAGIC AT AGA KHAN AWARDS - 2004-11-28

www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,61-1390058,00.html times online

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.

Museveni Office Faces Nile Hotel 'Eviction' - CONTRACTORS AWAIT NILE HOTEL TENDERS - 2004-01-15

allafrica.com/stories/200401160188.html The Monitor

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.

Le premier avion de la Compagnie Aérienne du Mali volera en juin prochain - AGA KHAN FUND AND MALI JOIN FOR NEW AIRLINE - 2005-02-18


Vendredi, au ministère de l'équipement et des transports, la signature de documents relatifs à la nouvelle Compagnie Aérienne du Mali (CAM), entre le gouvernement et le partenaire stratégique, le groupe Aga Khan, a eu lieu..

Musharraf urges donors to help end poverty - AGA KHAN TO SETUP BANK IN AFGHANISTAN - 2002-03-12


President Gen Pervez Musharraf has called upon the international donors and the private sector to help remove poverty by extending adequate grants and loans specially for the establishment of micro-finance banks in the country.
'My government has created a policy framework for investment in the micro-finance banking and now the international donors and the private sector should invest in Pakistan and take the advantage of our liberal policies', he added.

Le président tanzanien rassure les investisseurs sur son successeur - AGA KHAN ATTENDS ROUND TABLE CONFERENCE - 2005-05-13

www.angolapress-angop.ao Angol press

Dar es Salaam, Tanzanie, 12/05 - Le président tanzanien sortant, Benjamin Mkapa a déclaré aux investisseurs de ne pas se préoccuper à propos de son successeur, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, en déclarant que ce dernier était aussi engagé à renforcer le secteur privé.
M. Mkapa a déclaré que M. Kikwete était un de ses plus fidèles lieutenants et qu'il ne se contenterait pas de défendre ce que lui- même avait construit, mais qu'il ferait même mieux.

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