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Wednesday, 2008, August 27Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan by AlWatan, Syria - 2008-08-27
AlWatan Newspaper, Syria

Emphasizing that Investment in Culture is Principle in Development,
Prince Karim Aga Khan, in an Exclusive Interview with ‘Al Watan’: My Visit to Syria is Very Special to Me

By Waddah Abed Rabo

Prince Karim Aga Khan, the Imam of the Ismaili Muslim, has accentuated the


2007, August 27:Kuala Lumpur will host the triennial 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, touted as the world's largest and most important architectural award with prizes totalling US$500,000, at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in the Petronas Twin Towers here on Sept 4.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismail Muslims, will announce this year's winners. [Bernama] [News] [Bernama Stamp]

Friday, 2004, August 27LOST IN SPICE</I> - 2004-08-27

Change is coming quickly to Zanzibar. Stone Town's best buildings are being restored gradually, often with aid from the Aga Khan's foundation, which pours money into Tanzania. The repainted Ismaili Dispensary is now a cultural centre. The House of Wonders was the biggest building in East Africa and had Africa's first lift when it was built in 1883 as a ceremonial centre by the third sultan. Now the national museum, it is worth visiting just for its intricate doors. Next door the Arab fort is an open forum for food and music.

Friday, 2004, August 27Fairfax - LOST IN SPICE - 2004-08-27

A warm winter day at Breezes Beach Club. Photo: Susan WyndhamSusan Wyndham explores Zanzibar's heady mix of history and culture.
Invisible behind loudspeakers in their minarets, the muezzins start their call to prayer at 6.20 on a Friday night. The fugue of male voices bounces off Stone Town's rusting roofs. A canvas-sailed dhow passes in front of the red sun as it melts into the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar is at its most Arab and ancient.

Wednesday, 2003, August 27AKF(P) HOLDS WORKSHOP ON PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP - 2003-08-27

The Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan (AKFP)] is hosting a two-day workshop to be held on August 27-28, entitled 'Understanding Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Development in Pakistan.'

Wednesday, 2003, August 27AKF(P) Holds Workshop On Public-Private Partnership - 2003-08-27

The Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan (AKFP)] is hosting a two-day workshop to identify key applicable practices, opportunities, approaches and challenges on how public-private partnership can contribute to sustainable social development and a stronger synergy between the government and civil society in Pakistan.


The Aga Khan University is the first private medical school in East Africa. The Aga Khan University will offer postgraduate courses in internal medicine, general surgery and radiology from November 2003.

Wednesday, 2003, August 27University's postgraduate courses start in November - UNIVERSITY'S POSTGRADUATE COURSES START IN NOVEMBER - 2003-08-27
www.nationaudio.com/News/DailyNation/Today/News/News260820039.html Daily Nation News

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.

Tuesday, 2002, August 27CENTRAL ASIA GETS LIBERAL ARTS SCHOOL - 2002-08-27

The Moscow Times - In Central Asia, where authoritarian leaders thwart democracy and Islamic militancy is a threat, a group of international scholars are creating a regional university to bring secular education to people in some of the remotest, most forbidding and poverty-stricken regions. 'We want to give them the opportunity to be modern and remain where their forefathers have lived,' said S.

Friday, 1999, August 27Event - 1999-08-27

Visited Salzbourg for 3 days with Begum Inaara, Prince Amyn, Prince Sadruddin and Princess Aliya. Articles from Point de Vue (France - 8 September 1999), Oh La! (France), Hello! (UK 14 September 1999) and Hola! (9 September 1999) to follow second week of October. Meanwhile enjoy the photographs: Le Prix de Diane (horse race) is one of several prices won by the Aga Khan this season in France and Britain. Hola gives photos of the Aga Khan and Begum Inaara in its July 1st issue. (see also below in photo album section).

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