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Uganda's Posta launches new Aga Khan stamps - 2008-10-10

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Eight new stamps featuring various development projects of the Aga Khan in Uganda have been issued by Posta Uganda. The stamps, which commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Aga Khan, were launched on Wednesday during celebrations to mark the World Post Day at the Posta office in Kampala.

The Aga khan Development Network (AKDN) is a network of institutions founded and led by Prince Karim Aga Khan, which collaborate with the governments and other organisation, towards improving living conditions and opportunities for people in some of the poorest parts of the developing world like Uganda.

Aga Khan Named Personnality Of the Year by Apollo Magazine - 2007-12

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Apollo Magazine Featured H.H. The Aga Khan IV on their cover and selected him as their personality of the year on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee. The article includes photographs and descriptions of His Highness's recent endeavours.

In Ottawa, Maki Completes First Building for Aga Khan - 2009-01-29

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archrecord.construction.com

Maki and Associates has completed the first building in the world specifically designed for the Aga Khan and his agencies.

130 graduate at Aga Khan varsity, Kampala - 2009-01-26

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Monitor Online

Over 113 students on Saturday graduated with degrees and diplomas in Advanced Nursing Studies during the 6th graduation ceremony of Aga Khan University at Serena Hotel, Kampala.

Over 55 students were awarded Bachelors of Science Degrees in Nursing and 58 graduated with Diplomas in General Nursing.

Aga Khan University to expand in East Africa 2009-01-27

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The Citizen Newspaper, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Aga Khan University to expand
By Vicent Mnyanyika

The Aga Khan University is set to establish an Institute of Educational, Arts and Sciences in Arusha and a Faculty of Health Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya, under its initiative to expand its services in the region.

Under its expansion initiative, the university will develop relevant programmes and curricula to offer diplomas in accident, emergency and disaster management inline with regional and peoples' needs.

Aga Khan University graduates 180 students - 2009-01-21

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Daily Nation

More than 180 students earned degrees in nursing and medicine Wednesday, when the Aga Khan University (AKU) held its fifth graduation ceremony in Nairobi.

University president Firoz Rasul, urged the group to give back to their home communities.

“Make an impact wherever you go, an impact that is reflective of the personal development, good friends and intellectual growth you gained at AKU.”

Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo was hosted to lunch by His Highness the Aga Khan at his residence - 2009-01-19

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Singapore MFA

Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo was hosted to lunch by His Highness the Aga Khan at the latter's residence in Paris on 18 January 2009. It was a follow-up to their earlier meeting in December 2008 when the Aga Khan visited Singapore as part of his Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Foreign Affairs Minister Yeo meets the Aga Khan in Paris - 2009-01-19

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Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE : Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo is in Paris for a three-day official visit.

On Sunday, he was hosted to lunch by the Aga Khan, who is the Imam of Shi'a Ismaili Muslims.

According to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the lunch was a follow-up to their earlier meeting last December, when the Aga Khan visited Singapore as part of his Golden Jubilee celebrations.

During the lunch, the Aga Khan announced he would establish an Ismaili Centre and regional representative office of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Singapore.

Burnaby to get new park - 2008-12-19

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Burnaby NewsLeader

Burnaby will be marking the golden jubilee of the Aga Khan with a new 13-acre park in the Central Valley.

The “contemplative nature park” will be built on city-owned land but funded, designed and constructed by the Aga Khan Development Network, said city parks director Dave Ellenwood.

“Right now we’re just very excited at the prospect of working with such a prominent organization.”

Happy Birthday, Aga Khan IV, Leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims - 2008-12-13

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findingdulcinea.com

Aga Khan IV is a direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad. The Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan, to become the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims. He has spent his life working to strengthen the Muslim community through his belief that the ethic of Islam “requires members of the faith to contribute to improving the quality of all human life.”

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La France devient partenaire de la fondation Aga Khan - 2008-12-09

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diplomatie.gouv.fr

Bernard Kouchner et le prince Aga Khan ont signé le 9 décembre une convention de partenariat entre la France et la Fondation « Réseau Aga Khan pour le développement (AKDN) », qui regroupe une dizaine d’agences de développement privées.

La Fondation « Réseau Aga Khan de développement » (AKDN) est un groupe d’agences de développement privées, internationales et non confessionnelles qui œuvrent à l’amélioration des conditions de vie dans les pays en développement.

The Stately Launch of the Ismaili Delegation - 2008-12-10

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Embassy

A full hour before he showed up, a throng of more than 100 of his followers waited patiently on Sussex Drive Saturday afternoon, enduring the cold for the chance of a mere glimpse of their spiritual leader.

When the Aga Khan arrived at the opening ceremony of the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, accompanied by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen, a great cheer arose from the crowd outside.

This in turn set off a round of excited giggling from the throngs of dignitaries inside the dramatic main atrium of the delegation.

Hereditary Imam of Shia Ismaili community calls on President Nathan - 2008-12-03

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Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: The visiting hereditary spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili community, the Aga Khan, called on President S R Nathan at the Istana on Tuesday.

The Aga Khan, who is on a three—day visit from December 1—3, is also celebrating his Golden Jubilee.

He will be celebrating it with the Ismaili community from the Asia Pacific region, to commemorate the 50th year of his accession to the Imamat.

On Tuesday, the Aga Khan was also hosted to lunch by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong.

This is Aga Khan’s third visit to Singapore.

Aga Khan arrives in Islamabad - 2008-11-30

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Dawn

ISLAMABAD, Nov 30: Prince Karim Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismailis, arrived here on Sunday night on a short visit to Pakistan, Dawn has learnt.

Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik received him at Chaklala Air Base. The prince’s prominent followers were also present at the base.

During his stay in Pakistan, Prince Karim Aga Khan will meet President Asif Ali Zardari and Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday, the source said. He will leave Islamabad on Monday afternoon. —Staff Reporter

An essay in glass - 2008-12-06

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The Ottawa Citizen

Six years ago, the Aga Khan presented architects with an unusual challenge: create for him a headquarters in Ottawa that was both transparent and translucent, pleasing and confusing, mysterious, esoteric and ethereal. The budget was impressive, and the demands were exacting. The stunning $54-million structure that resulted officially opens today. Here, according to Maria Cook, who has spoken with the designers and builders and toured the building, is how it came to be.

Aga Khan opens $50-million architectural landmark in Ottawa - 2008-12-06

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The Aga Khan, the Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader who ended an eight-day Canadian tour in Vancouver less than two weeks ago, is back in Ottawa today to open a new architectural landmark on Sussex Drive.

The $50-million building is to be the permanent home of the Ismaili Imamat delegation - in effect, an embassy for representatives of his 15 million followers who are scattered in 25 or 30 countries around the globe.

It's the first such Ismaili delegation anywhere, though another is planned for Portugal, and the Aga Khan says more will be eventually built in other places.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Writes about his Meeting With The Aga Khan - 2008-12-03

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Minister of Foreign Affairs

I learnt much from my meeting with the Aga Khan yesterday. The present Aga Khan is the 49th Imam of the 15 million Nizari Ismaili Shias living in different parts of the world. Through his foundation, the Aga Khan Development Network, he funds all kinds of philanthropic activities in many countries serving Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Once discriminated against in Iran where the Aga Khan's family was from, the Ismaili community there now lives in harmony with the other Shias.

H.H. The Aga Khan in Singapore - 2008-12-01

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRESS STATEMENT

VISIT BY HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN
2 DECEMBER 2008

His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam of the Shia Ismaili community, is currently in Singapore on a visit from 1 to 3 December 2008. His Highness called on President S R Nathan this morning and was hosted to lunch by Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo also met with His Highness this afternoon.

Aga Khan joins prime minister’s neighbourhood - 2008-12-06

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Chris Mikula for Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — The Aga Khan, the Ismaili Muslim spiritual leader, opened a new $50-million architectural landmark on Ottawa’s famed Sussex Drive on Saturday.

The new building will be a link between the spiritual dimensions of Islam and the cultures of the West, the Aga Khan said.

“It affirms our intent to share, within a western setting, the best of Islamic life and heritage,” he said. “It will be a site for robust dialogue, intellectual exchange and the forging of new partnerships” with the Canadian government, academics and international organizations.

The Aga Khan in Ottawa - 2008-12-07

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Ottawa Citizen

We members of the Citizen editorial board had the pleasure of meeting the Aga Khan a few years ago. I'm thrilled to see his new delegation open on Sussex Drive, for many reasons. One of them is that Canada's capital should contain nodes of international networks, and the Aga Khan's network is one of the most effective I know.


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