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Saturday, 2013, August 31The Aga Khan's tightrope walk in Tajikistan 2013-08-31
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The Pamiri spiritual leader risks state alienation as tension over regional autonomy rumbles on.

To much of the world, the Aga Khan is famous as a celebrity royal, with a jetsetting lifestyle, a personal fortune estimated by Forbes at about $800m - including a $150m yacht - and Rita Hayworth as a stepmother.

Saturday, 2013, August 31Prince Rahim Aga Khan weds Ms Kendra Salwa Spears - 2013-08-31
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Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa were married on 31 August 2013 on the shores of Lake Geneva at the residence of late Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan in Switzerland.

Saturday, 2013, August 31The Aga Khan's tightrope walk in Tajikistan 2013-08-31
Source: 
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/08/2013828121815583542.html

The Pamiri spiritual leader risks state alienation as tension over regional autonomy rumbles on.

To much of the world, the Aga Khan is famous as a celebrity royal, with a jetsetting lifestyle, a personal fortune estimated by Forbes at about $800m - including a $150m yacht - and Rita Hayworth as a stepmother.

Tuesday, 2010, August 31Bujagali power project on course - 2010-08-31
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Source: 
www.monitor.co.ug

On August 21, 2007 President Yoweri Museveni and the Aga Khan, Prince Karim al-Hussaini, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, laid the foundation stone for the Bujagali hydropower dam on the River Nile in a show of commitment to address Uganda’s energy deficit.

The 250 MW project, co-financed by the World Bank Group, is a major component of Uganda’s answer to the electricity supply gap that in recent years has made rolling blackouts a daily reality for Uganda’s residents, businesses and services.

Tuesday, 2010, August 31Bujagali power project on course - 2010-08-31
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The expected outcome of the Bujgali power project will also result into increased supply of improved air quality and jobs for Ugandans (app. 2,000 jobs at the peak of construction).

The executer of the project - Bujagali Energy Limited - is a consortium of American Sithe Global, Kenyan Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) and the Uganda government. IPS is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development.
The consortium put $190 million into the project while the rest are loans, mainly from the World Bank Group, the European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank.

Friday, 2001, August 31Text of report by the Tajik news agency - 2001-08-31

Two experts from the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) are in [Tajikistan's] Mountainous Badakhshon Autonomous Region to see for themselves the condition of the Pamir-1 hydroelectric power station, particularly its tunnel, Asia-Plus learnt from an official from the organization, Matthew Scanlon. He said that AKFED intends to provide Pamir-1 with financial assistance as its first investment. The funds will be used to buy spare parts for turbines, a transformer and other components, and also to prepare for the autumn and winter seasons.

Friday, 2001, August 31Text of report by the Tajik news agency

Two experts from the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) are in [Tajikistan's] Mountainous Badakhshon Autonomous Region to see for themselves the condition of the Pamir-1 hydroelectric power station, particularly its tunnel, Asia-Plus learnt from an official from the organization, Matthew Scanlon. He said that AKFED intends to provide Pamir-1 with financial assistance as its first investment. The funds will be used to buy spare parts for turbines, a transformer and other components, and also to prepare for the autumn and winter seasons.

Friday, 2001, August 31TEXT OF REPORT BY THE TAJIK NEWS AGENCY ASIA-PLUS - 2001-08-31

Dushanbe : Two experts from the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) are in [Tajikistan's] Mountainous Badakhshon Autonomous Region to see for themselves the condition of the Pamir-1 hydroelectric power station, particularly its tunnel, Asia-Plus learnt from an official from the organization, Matthew Scanlon.

Thursday, 2000, August 31AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY TO HAVE JINJA HOSPITAL AS CAMPUS - 2000-08-31

The Ugandan ministry's spokesman, Mr. Aggrey Kibenge, told The New Vision yesterday that Aga Khan University was licensed last month and will have Jinja Hospital as its campus.

Thursday, 2000, August 31NEW VISION: TWO MORE UNIVERSITIES LICENSED - 2000-08-31

The Ministry of Education has licensed two more universities, bringing to 10 the number of private universities legally allowed to operate in the country.
Aga Khan University of Nursing and Kigezi International School of Medicine are the latest to be licensed.

The ministry's spokesman, Mr. Aggrey Kibenge, told The New Vision yesterday that Aga Khan University was licensed last month and will have Jinja Hospital as its campus while Kigezi International School of Medicine will use Kabale Hospital for clinical training.


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