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The “Blue Mosque” of Cairo Restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture 2015-05-02


Cairo, 2 May 2015 – Restoration of the 14th century Amir Aqsunqur “Blue Mosque” in Al-Darb al-Ahmar has been completed by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) as part of the larger Al-Darb al-Ahmar Urban Regeneration Programme.

The Minister of Antiquities, Mamdouh El Damaty, and the Governor of Cairo, Galal Said, joined His Highness the Aga Khan in marking the occasion at the Mosque.

His Highness The Aga Khan to visit East Africa for Convocations 2015-02-08

Aga Khan University

February 8, 2015

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I am pleased to inform you that this year the Aga Khan University celebrates another milestone, the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of AKU in East Africa.

To commemorate this occasion, the Chancellor, His Highness the Aga Khan, has graciously consented to preside at the 2015 Convocation ceremonies as follows:

• Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – Tuesday, 24th February
• Kampala, Uganda – Thursday, 26th February
• Nairobi, Kenya – Monday, 2nd March

Aga Khan Urges Support for Civil Society at Afghanistan Conference 2014-12-05


Aga Khan Urges Support for Civil Society at Afghanistan Conference

Please also see: Statement by His Highness the Aga Khan
For more information, please see: AKDN Activities in Afghanistan

London, United Kingdom, 4 December 2014 – His Highness the Aga Khan on Thursday (December 4th) reaffirmed the Aga Khan Development Network’s commitment to Afghanistan and emphasized the importance of civil society in securing the country’s prosperous future.

Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site 2014-11-19

Ottawa Sun

Aga Khan Foundation to build at former war museum site


First posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 01:44 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 04:40 PM EST

Aga Khan Foundation
The international Aga Khan Foundation plans to build a diversity research centre at the former site of the Canadian War Museum.

The building that once housed the Canadian war museum will be turned into a new international diversity research and educational centre.

East Africa: Speaker, Aga Khan Regional Representative Hold Talks 2014-08-06


East African Community (Nairobi)

6 August 2014

East Africa: Speaker, Aga Khan Regional Representative Hold Talks

press release


2008-08-15 Students of the Aga Khan Foundation's Madrasa programme sing a traditional Kiswahili song . Gary Otte
Press Release Kenya

The Aga Khan Foundation today marked the 25th anniversary of the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chief Guest Kenya’s Minister for Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa.

LIVE UPDATES: Museveni commissions Bujagali Dam

President of South Sudan Gen. Salva Kiir, His Highness the Aga Khan greets Energy Miniter Irene Muloni and Lands and Housing Min
Daily Monitor

EAT17:15: However, the President says, Uganda could witness loadshedding within the next two years unless other electricity projects are initiated. He asks Bujagali Energy consortium to consider other projects. He also asks the Aga Khan to get him investors who will add value to Uganda’s produce.

EAT17:20: The President formally commissions the project. “It’s now my pleasure to declare commissioned the Bujagali Hydro Power Project,” he says, while unveiling a plaque to symbolise the commissioning.

Signing of Agreement between Aga Khan Development Network and East African Community 2012-07-18

His Highness the Aga Khan applauds the signing of an agreement between the EAC, German development bank KfW Bankengruppe by the

Arusha, 18 July 2012 - The East African Community (EAC) and the Aga Khan Development Network sign an agreement to strengthen and broaden cooperation in the areas of economic, social and cultural development throughout East Africa. A separate agreement was also signed between the EAC and the Government of Germany contributing 10 million euros towards the support of the Aga Khan University in East Africa.

Collaborate in projects, Aga Khan advises EAC

President Jakaya Kikwete holds talks with His Highness the Aga Khan at State House, Dar es Salaam, yesterday. PHOTO | STATE HOUS
The Citizen Tanzania

By Zephania Ubwani, The Citizen Bureau Chief
Arusha. His Highness the Aga Khan yesterday stressed the need to strengthen the capacity of the East African Community (EAC) member countries in managing development projects.

He added that the region could make significant strides if member states collaborated more in implementing joint projects and programmes. The spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims made the remarks in Arusha after signing a trilateral agreement between his Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the German Development Bank (KFW) and the EAC for a health project.

The Aga Khan, head of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims, arrived at Fulton County Airport, Atlanta

Members of the Ismaili community greet the Aga Khan at the Fulton County Airport.by Elissa Eubanks/AJC
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Aga Khan, head of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims, arrived at Fulton County Airport today to celebrate with his Georgia followers his 50th anniversary as their leader.

A band greeted him with the Ismaili anthem and the U.S. national anthem, and a representative from Gov. Sonny Perdue's office as well as local politicians were on hand to welcome him.

He will dine with Perdue and other guests at the Governor's Mansion Friday.

The leaders of three world religions will be visiting the United States this week 2008-04-15


Posted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:14 pm Post subject: USA VISIT 2008 NEWSPAPERS ONLY


Web Posted: 04/04/2008 08:43 PM CDT
Melissa S. Monroe

Express-News Business Writer

San Antonio will host a massive religious gathering just days after the Final Four crowds leave town.

Aga Khan University and University of Texas Establish Historic Partnership-2008-04-12


Press Release
For Immediate Release
12 April 2008 - Austin, Texas


Aga Khan University and University of Texas Establish Historic Partnership

Le ministre Kenney fait une déclaration à l’occasion du Navroz - 2011-03-19


Le ministre Kenney fait une déclaration visant à reconnaître la communauté musulmane ismaélienne du Canada à l’occasion du Navroz

Ottawa, le 19 mars 2011 — L’honorable Jason Kenney, ministre de la Citoyenneté, de l’Immigration et du Multiculturalisme, a fait la déclaration qui suit afin de reconnaître la communauté musulmane ismaélienne du Canada à l’occasion du Navroz.

Minister Kenney issues statement to recognize Canada's Ismaili Muslim Community as they celebrate Navroz - 2011-03-19


Ottawa, March 19, 2011 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as it celebrates Navroz:

“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to all members of Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community as they celebrate Navroz in the days ahead.

“Canada has benefited greatly from members of the Ismaili community who have made, and continue to make, great contributions to Canada’s heritage, culture and society.

H. H. the Aga Khan to deliver the keynote lecture at the 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium - 2010-10-15


TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW Telbec/ - His Highness the Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, and Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), will deliver the keynote lecture at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship's (ICC) 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium, on Friday, October 15, 2010, at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall in Toronto. The ICC was founded by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, in 2005 as her legacy project, and is co-chaired by John Ralston Saul.



Newly-Appointed Directors Gather in Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada – October 7, 2010 –The Board of Directors of the Global Centre for Pluralism, Canada’s new international research and education centre dedicated to the study and practice of pluralism worldwide gathered in Ottawa today for its inaugural two-day meeting .

Copyright Lawsuit allegedly by Aga Khan: Defendants Move for Dismissal of the lawsuit - 2010-06-22

Heritage News

Breaking their silence of more than a month following the wide circulation of the Notarized Affirmation purported to have been signed in Boston by H.H. the Aga Khan, Defendants have disclosed their findings that the Affirmation is fake and they have therefore swiftly filed a Motion for Summary Judgment to be heard on July 12th 2010 at the Federal Court of Canada. The Motion says: "The activities complained of are not infringing the rights of the Aga Khan, who it appears from the forged signatures, has not authorized this action."

Aga Khan Announces a Graduate School of Media and Communications - 2010-03-18


18 March 2010 - Nairobi, Kenya - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of Aga Khan University, today announced the establishment of a Graduate School of Media and Communications in East Africa.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the inaugural Pan Africa Media Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Nation Media Group, which was founded by the Aga Khan, His Highness stated that the School will be dedicated to advancing excellence in media performance and the strengthening of ethical media practices throughout the developing world.

The Aga Khan's O.C. - 2005-06-08


In a private ceremony at Rideau Hall on June 6, Governor General Adrienne Clarkson installed His Highness the Aga Khan as an honourary Companion of the Order of Canada. The Aga Khan has been Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims since 1957, teaching compassion and tolerance through his commitment to the environment and the ending of human suffering due to poverty. He has selected Ottawa as the headquarters for the new Global Centre for Pluralism.


In the calm of the quiet Swiss commune at whose heart he lived for nearly half a century, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan was today laid to rest following traditional Muslim ceremonies, attended, as he had wished, by his most intimate family.Beneath the arches of the Château de Bellerive, the site of an ancient Cistercian abbey, last respects were paid to the gentle refrain of Quaranic recitation led by Sheikh Ahmed Ahmed Ibrahim who leads the prayers at the late Aga Khan's mausoleum in Aswan, Egypt.

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