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Princess Zahra arrives in Houston, Texas, to receive Huffington Award 2019-10-10

Princess Zahra and Miss Sara Boyden meet with President Al-Karim Alidina and Vice President Celina Shariff of the Ismaili Counci

Princess Zahra and her daughter, Miss Sara Boyden, arrived in Houston, Texas, earlier today at the invitation of the Asia Society Texas Center. Princess Zahra is being honoured with the Huffington Award at the annual Award Dinner being held later tonight.

She will be recognised for her outstanding contributions that have furthered international understanding, uplifted lives, and advanced health and education on a global scale through her work with the Aga Khan Development Network.

PPAF celebrates ‘Chinese Independence Day’ works with AKRSP 2019-10-09

ETI and AKRSP train trainers to ‘overcome malnutrition’ in Gilgit-Baltistan  (AKDN courtesy)
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brecorder.com

The Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, communities and school children Tuesday celebrated the “Chinese Independence Day" with Chinese engineers supporting PPAF in the testing & commissioning of 306 KW Micro Hydro Power Project (MHP) at village Gazain, district Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Baroghil: marching towards mainstream life with assistance from AKDN 2019-10-02

A view of a human settlement in Chikar village of Barghil valley-photo by writer
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Dawn.com

“LIFE is no more tiring and unpleasant for me in this valley and for the first time in 14 years, I’m set to pass the coming winter season here because basic necessities of life, including electricity, are now available,” says Tahira Bibi, the first matriculate from Barog­hil valley.

‘the living sea’ and ‘among the giants’ by Prince Hussain Aga Khan

‘the living sea’ – general view, in front of the light boxes

the living sea captures the fragility of our oceans with immersive underwater photography

currently on display in lisbon’s national museum of natural history and science, ‘the living sea’ and ‘among the giants’ is an exhibition of underwater photography captured by hussain aga khan. the installations, which have been designed by P-06 atelier, are created to transport visitors into the depths of the ocean, in an effort to highlight the fragility of our natural world when it is facing destruction by means of plastic pollution and the extinction of marine species.

His Highness The Aga Khan hosts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Aga Khan Centre, London

Hazar Imam meets with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Aga Khan Centre, London  2019-10-02.png

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for a special event on Wednesday, ahead of their royal tour of Pakistan.
William and Kate, both 37, attended a reception hosted by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Aga Khan Centre in King's Cross, London. The couple met with a range of people from Pakistan at the event, including community leaders, those involved in British and Pakistani business, and key figures within the Diaspora community, including musicians, chefs and artists.

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Islam is a faith that recognises the preceding monotheistic interpretations, Judaism and Christianity, called the "People of the Book". It is one Book.

The wedding of Prince Hussain and Ms Elizabeth Hoag

Prince Hussain and Princess Fareen were married on 29 September 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Source: 
the.ismaili

Prince Hussain, second son of Mawlana Hazar Imam, married Ms Elizabeth Hoag in a private ceremony on 29 September 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. Attended by immediate family members, the proceedings took place in accordance with Muslim tradition.

The nikah was recited by Mr Vahid Khoshideh, President of the Association Islamique et Culturelle d’Ahl-el-Bayt de Geneve, and the proceedings concluded with the recitation of a traditional qasida in Farsi.

“This is a very happy occasion for us and I am delighted to welcome Elizabeth into our family,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam.

This Delhi kitchen feeds the hungry and serves a cause-An AKF Initiative

Preparing food at Zaika-e-Nizamuddin, a community kitchen run by local women.
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sundayguardianlive.com

The market at Nizamuddin basti is bustling with energy on a Thursday afternoon. There are some people chattering in front of a butchershop and children fighting while playing carom. The smell of fresh biryani fills the air as I walk through the winding lanes towards my destination, a kitchen called Zaika-e-Nizamuddin which is run entirely by a group of local women.

An initiative by the Aga Khan Foundation that began in 2012, Zaika-e-Nizamuddin was set up as part of a dual campaign to create employment opportunities for women and tackle the problem of malnutrition in this area.

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the experience of the past seventeen years has strongly reinforced my conviction that the path to sustainable peace in Afghanistan depends heavily on two key principles – regional cooperation, which is key for national development and stability; and a commitment to pluralism – the country’s diversity must be cultivated as a source of strength.

How Kenyatta's Control of Nation Media Was Thwarted

Mzee Jomo Kenyatta speaking with His Highness The Aga Khan. The latter was put between a rock and a hard place when Kenyatta sug
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www.kenyans.co.ke

Kenya’s first president, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, once tried to get one of his relatives to control the Nation Media Group.

In a 2010 book titled The Birth of a Nation: The Story of a Newspaper in Kenya, Gerard Loughran, a former senior editor at the Daily Nation, narrates what transpired after Kenyatta made a proposition for one of his kinsmen to lead the firm.

After the Aga Khan opened Serena Hotel in a ceremony attended by Kenya’s founding father on February 16, 1976, Mzee introduced the businessman to his chosen candidate.

Aga Khan School wins inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019

Aga Khan School Girls' Cricket Team beat Nasra School by seven wickets in the final of inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019 Karachi
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brecorder.com

KARACHI: Aga Khan School beat Nasra School by seven wickets in the final of inaugural Girls’ Cricket Cup 2019 Karachi, played at State Bank Sports Complex on Wednesday.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw, presented awards to teams competing in the tournament.
“The Australian High Commission has been sponsoring girls’ cricket in Pakistan since May 2016,” Dr Shaw said. “We began with a single annual tournament in Islamabad but decided last year to expand, starting with Lahore and now we’re here in Karachi.”

INTF And Aga Khan University Sign MoU To Support Startups In Biomedicine

Aga Khan University - Karachi
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urdupoint.com

KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 21st Sep, 2019 ):The Ignite National Technology Fund and Aga Khan University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly support startups developing innovative ideas in healthcare and biomedicine.

Federal Minister for Information, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui present on the occasion highlighted the government's role in creating an ecosystem in which innovation can flourish.

Prince Hussain to wed Fareen on September 29, 2019

Prince Hussain seen with Fareen nee Elizabeth Hoag

Hazar Imam informed the Global Jamat in a message dated September 9, 2019 that Prince Hussain would wed Fareen on September 29, 2019 and that the Nikah would be recited in Geneva.

In December 2018, Hazar Imam had informed the International Jamats, that Prince Hussain had been engaged to Miss Elizabeth Hoag who had adopted the name of Fareen upon embracing Islam.

This wedding has brought immense joy to Hazar Imam and His family and He wished the Jamats to join in this celebration

Aga Khan University Selects MEDITECH for International EHR Partnership

Executives and leaders from MEDITECH, MEDITECH South Africa, and Aga Khan University are excited to partner together to deliver
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finance.yahoo.com/

WESTWOOD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Global pioneer in healthcare and research to deploy system across multiple countries
MEDITECH has further extended its global presence by partnering with Aga Khan University, an international institution of distinction providing health services to millions of people in the developing world, to deploy Expanse, the company's state-of-the-art, web-based Enterprise Health Record (EHR). The initial deployment will be at Aga Khan’s academic medical center and clinics in Nairobi, Kenya with a subsequent deployment in Karachi, Pakistan.

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The Jamatkhana and the Academy will serve complementary roles as they work to dispel ignorance, cultivate a cosmopolitan outlook and nourish the cause of peace and harmony among peoples and cultures, within this country and around the world.

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..we also see the new Jamatkhana as a place which will make an important statement symbolizing an important message. We see it as a place of peace and tranquillity, filled with a spirit of humility and prayer. It will not be a place for conceit or self-satisfaction, but rather a place for search and enlightenment

Speech at the Foundation Ceremony of Dhaka Jamat Khana

Hazar Imam is joined by Bangladesh’s Honourable Adviser for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, in unveiling the plaque marking
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the.ismaili

Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Honourable Adviser for Foreign Affairs
Honourable Adviser for Religious Affairs
Excellencies
Your Excellencies
Distinguished Guests

As-Salaam-o-Alaikum

It is a special pleasure to welcome this distinguished and diverse audience to this Foundation Ceremony, as we formally mark the beginning of a new Jamatkhana in Dhaka.

Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa programme begins

Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa Programme BEGINS
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akumedia.aku.edu

The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) and The John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University (HKS) launched the Transforming Leadership for 21st Century Africa Programme on September 15, 2019 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi. This marks the second consecutive year GSMC and HKS have collaborated to deliver the leadership programme, which helps executives from Africa, exercise leadership amid uncertainty with skill and effectiveness, while communicating for impact.

Groundbreaking Aga Khan exhibit shows how Africa shaped world history

Henry Kim with Prince Amyn Aga Khan   2018-11-22
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toronto.com

African stories often left out of western textbooks, writes Henry Kim

The wealthiest person of all time may have been Mansa Musa, the 14th-century ruler of the West African Empire of Mali.

His riches were so famed that a European world map featured a portrait of him, adorned with a golden crown and holding a sceptre and golden ball.

According to accounts, when Mansa Musa made the Hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca he brought with him 8,000 courtiers, 12,000 slaves, and 100 camels, each carrying up to 300 pounds of gold.

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Pluralism means more than merely tolerating a diversity of influences and ideas. It also means welcoming the learning opportunities that diversity provides, finding ways to honour that which is unique in our individual traditions as well as those values that connect us to all of humankind.


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