PRESIDENT MKAPA AND AGA KHAN LAY FOUNDATION STONE FOR AN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN DAR ES SALAAM - DAR TO HAVE NEW AGA KHAN SCHOOL LAUNCHED - 2005-03-17Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, today joined President Mkapa of Tanzania in laying the foundation stone for the construction of a new Aga Khan Academy in Dar es Salaam.The Academy will be a residential school offering pre-primary to higher secondary education benchmarked against world-class standards. A scholarship programme will support entry by top-ranked students of limited means.
SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN AS TRUE STATESMAN, IN REMARKS TO MEMORIAL CEREMONY FOR FORMER REFUGEE CHIEF - SECRETARY-GENERAL CELEBRATES LIFE OF PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN - 2003-10-28Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Following are the remarks delivered by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the memorial ceremony for Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan in New York on 28 October:Today, we celebrate the life of a statesman in the truest sense of the word. Cosmopolitan and compassionate, caring and charismatic, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan was one of the world's natural international civil servants.
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.
SECRETARY-GENERAL HAILS PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN AS TRUE STATESMAN, IN REMARKS TO MEMORIAL CEREMONY FOR FORMER REFUGEE CHIEF - UNDERSTANDING ISLAMIC CULTURE - 2003-11-05Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
When College of Liberal Arts instructor Elva Gladney visited Zanzibar, Tanzania, and India last summer, she was struck by the friendliness of the Muslim people. Traveling with 18 other educators from all parts of Texas on a quest for greater understanding of Islamic culture, she had many opportunities to interact with local teachers and students.'The thing that I loved about the trip was the people,' she recalls. 'I don't know when I've ever been treated so nicely.' The experience was a reminder that 'people are pretty wonderful when you're on a one-to-one basis,' she says.
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.
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 meets Shaukat Aziz - PRIME MINISTER SHAUKAT AZIZ ASKS HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN TO INVEST IN PAKISTAN - 2004-12-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Spiritual Leader of the Ismailis, Prince Karim Aha Khan called on Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz here at the Prime Minister House on Sunday and discussed the regional and international situation.He congratulated the Prime Minister on his successful tour of SAARC countries.
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz briefed Prince Karim Aga Khan about his recent dialogue process with Indian leadership and said Pakistan wanted peace and stability in the region and willing to resolve all the disputes including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir peacefully in accordance with the aspiration of Kashmiris.
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, began a six-day official visit to India Monday during which he will meet Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and President Abdul Kalam, officials said.
It is his first visit to India in 11 years. He will meet Kalam and Vajpayee later Monday and is also expected to meet deputy premier Lal Krishna Advani and Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha, an Indian government official said.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Radical statesman of the United Nations who occupied a unique position between Islam and the WestSadruddin Aga Khan, diplomat: born Paris 17 January 1933; Head of Mission and Adviser to the High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations 1959-60, Deputy High Commisioner for Refugees 1962-65, High Commissioner 1965-77, Consultant and Chargé de Mission to the Secretary-General 1978-2003; Unesco Special Consultant to Director-General 1961; Executive Secretary, International Action Committee for Preservation of Nubian Monuments 1961; KBE 2002; married 1972 Catherine Aleya Sursock; died Bosto
Son Altesse l'Aga Khan, chef spirituel des musulmans ismailis chiites va investir en Afrique - KIBAKI INAUGURATES AGA KHAN ACADEMY - 2003-12-21Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Aga Khan inaugure sa première 'Académie' mondialeUn Centre d'enseignement par la Fondation du souverain pour la communauté musulmane isma
Islamabad ready for talks with Delhi at any time, anywhere; seeks ties of trust with Afghanistan; Aga Khan lauds Pak economic achievements
ISLAMABAD: President General Pervez Musharraf said Friday that Pakistan stands for peaceful settlement of all issues with India including the core issue of Kashmir. He said Islamabad is ready to enter into a dialogue with New Delhi and desires sincerity in this commitment.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan dies - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, a former UN High Commissioner for Refugees and uncle of Prince Karim Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili community, died in the United States on Monday. He was 70.
The prince died in a Boston hospital after a long illness, an official of one of his foundations told AFP. After a career in the United Nations that spanned nearly 40 years, the prince devoted himself to defence and environmental issues.
Soumillon likely to partner Alamshar in Champion Stakes - SOUMILLON LIKELY TO PARTNER ALAMSHAR IN CHAMPION STAKES - 2003-08-26Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
John Oxx confirmed yesterday that France
Pakistan Gov't Likely to Declare Gwadar a Tax-Free Zone - PAKISTAN GOV'T LIKELY TO DECLARE GWADER A TAX FREE ZONE - 2003-05-06Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
The government is likely to declare Gwadar a tax-free zone, to create opportunities for investors in the country. These suggestions were discussed during meetings between H. H. Prince Karim Aga Khan and Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali.
Prince Aga Khan showed a keen interest in the new seaport area.
He was asked by the finance minister to enhance operations of First Micro-finance Bank, which he agreed.
Aga Khan appreciated the government's efforts to improve the economy, introduce education reforms and move towards privatisation of public sector units.
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan passes away - CELEBRATED U.N. HUMANITARIAN LEADER PRINCE SADRUDDIN AGA KHAN DIES AT AGE 70 - 2003-05-13Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, son of the late Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan and the late Princess Andree Aga Khan, died in Boston Monday, aged 70 after a short illness, said a press release.
The younger of Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah''s two sons, Prince Sadruddin was the uncle of the present and 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims, His Highness the Aga Khan.
The Aga Khan traces his lineage back to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and Prince Sadruddin''s grandmother was the granddaughter of the Qajar Emperor Fath'' Ali Shah.
Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.
I am grateful to the Network of European Foundations Mercator Fund for selecting the Aga Khan Development Network in Afghanistan as the recipient of the 2005 Raymond Georis Prize for Innovative Philanthropy. As its resident representative in Kabul, it is a privilege to accept this recognition on behalf of the AKDN (as we refer to it), its Chairman, His Highness the Aga Khan, and the hundreds of volunteers and employees in Afghanistan on which its work depends.
Parliamentarians Approve Nile Hotel Divestiture - AGA KHAN LAUNCHES NETWORK OF ACADEMIES - 2003-12-23Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
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.
Princess Zahra encourages rural enterpreneurship - AGA KHAN FOUNDATION SUPPORTS EDUCATION SECTOR - 2003-03-14Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Women, even in the most under-resourced corners of Africa, are finding ways of leading their communities out of economic and social marginalisation.'
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan - Cairo - CROWDED CAIRO GETS ITS OWN VISION OF CENTRAL PARK - 2005-03-25Posted July 9th, 2009 by heritage
Bi-'smi Llahi 'r-Rahmani 'r-RahimMadame Mubarak, Excellencies, Honoured Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Twenty-one years ago we had a vision that launched us on a journey of inquiry, exploration and discovery that took us through some 1,000 years of history of this extraordinary city.
It was a journey in which we engaged with historians, archeologists, architects and horticulturalists. We worked with engineers, statisticians, sociologists and urban planners. We met with neighbourhood residents and businessmen, artisans and entrepreneurs, young people and old.
The Petronas Twin Towers, which won the 2004 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, have been described as an icon that 'expresses the sophistication of contemporary Malaysian society and builds on the country's rich traditions to shape a world city'.
A statement from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Sunday said the twin towers represented a new direction in skyscraper design, featuring advanced technology while symbolising local and national aspirations.