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Agha Khan University Hospital invests Ksh600 million to fight cancer

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www.busiweek.com

Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi has announced that it has invested more than KES 600 million to become the first hospital in the region to introduce a state-of-the-art technology that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, heart disease and other diseases.
The Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) scanner and Cyclotron is the first such scanner in East and Central Africa. It enables physicians to study the body in extraordinary detail, allowing them to diagnose diseases early and plan the most effective course of treatment.

Prince Amyn honoured at The Hadrian Gala: Honoring Extraordinary Leaders since 1988 2018-10-23

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Prince Amyn Aga Khan

Prince Amyn Aga Khan is a lifelong supporter of cultural heritage in all its forms. He obtained a bachelor’s from Harvard University and a master’s from Harvard’s GSAS while studying in parallel at the New England Conservatory of Music. In 1964, he joined the United Nations Secretariat in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and later joined the Aga Khan’s Secretariat.

His Highness the Aga Khan receives UCalgary honorary degree at special ceremony 2018-10-17

His Highness the Aga Khan, second from left, arrives at the University of Calgary's Rozsa Centre Wednesday 2018-10-17
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His Highness the Aga Khan now has a new connection to the University of Calgary.
In a special ceremony on campus Wednesday, Chancellor Deborah Yedlin conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws — UCalgary’s highest academic honour — on the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslim community.

Aga Khan University and University of Calgary celebrate partnership 2018-10-19

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Oct. 17, 2017 between the University of Calgary and the Aga Khan University, 2018-10-17
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Memorandum of Understanding advances human development, global health, social justice and pluralism

By University Relations Staff

October 19, 2018

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding on Oct. 17, 2017 between the University of Calgary and the Aga Khan University, are, front row from left: Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul and University of Calgary President Elizabeth Cannon. Standing behind are, from left: Aga Khan University Provost Carl Amrhein and University of Calgary Provost Dru Marshall. Photo by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden, Alberta 2018-10-16

His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the gathering at the inauguration of the Aga Khan Garden Alberta. 2018-10-17
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akdn.org

Bismillah-ir-Rahaman-ir-Rahim

Your Honour Lois Mitchell,
The Honourable Rachel Notley,
Honourable Ministers,
Your Worships,
Chancellor Stollery,
President Turpin,
Distinguished Guests,

It is always a great pleasure to greet old friends and welcome new friends at a celebration like this. But today’s inauguration stands out for me as particularly joyous.

New pavilion to be added to the Aga Khan Garden 2018-10-15

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www.thegatewayonline.ca

The University of Alberta is hoping to raise $4 million in order to build a new pavilion at the Aga Khan Garden.
On September 27, plans for the Aga Khan Garden Pavilion were outlined in a presentation at the General Faculties Council Facilities Development Committee. The pavilion will be a two-floor, 600 square metre, multipurpose gathering space that will support the University of Alberta Botanic Garden’s (UABG) activities. A completion date for the pavilion has not been set.

KCCA to award Aga Khan with honorary citizenship 2017-06-17

President Yoweri Museveni (left) and His Highness the Aga Khan laying the foundation stone for Bujagali Hydro Power Project, Jin
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www.newvision.co.ug

His Highness the Aga Khan is set to receive an Honorary Citizenship of Kampala.

The New Vision has learnt that KCCA has resolved to bestow the prestigious award to the Aga Khan during a special council meeting on Monday.

The Honorary citizenship is a status bestowed by a country on a foreign individual whom it considers to be admirable or otherwise worthy of the distinction.

Asked to explain what the award means, KCCA acting director of communication, Peter Kaujju told New Vision that the details will be revealed at a later stage.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan presents 200,000 euros to acquire Sequeira masterpiece ‘Adoration of the Magi’ securing Portuguese cultura

Prince Amyn Aga Khan at the National Museum of Ancient Art (NMAA) with Portuguese dignitaries (Image credit: LM Miguel Manso)
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ismailimail.org

LISBON (March 16, 2016): In a special ceremony, Prince Amyn Aga Khan presented a check for 200,000 euros to António Filipe Pimentel, the Director of the National Museum of Ancient Art (MNAA) in the presence of Portuguese Minister of Culture, João Soares, towards the crowd-funding campaign “Let’s put Sequeira in the right place” to acquire masterpiece painting by Portuguese artist – Domingos António de Sequeira.

Aga Khan Master Musicians, Royal Albert Hall, London, review: A dazzling celebration of music from Islamic countries

The Aga Khan Music Initiative performs at the Royal Albert Hall ( Roger Thomas )    2018-06-21
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www.independent.co.uk/

International stars from the Aga Khan Music Initiative come together to offer a diversity of musical styles

The Aga Khan used to be thought of in terms of beautiful women, hotels, and racehorses, but these days the millionaire spiritual leader is more likely to be associated with hospitals and the preservation of endangered forms of culture.

President lauds Aga Khan’s contribution for uplift of underprivileged communities across world

President Dr Arif Alvi of Pakistan with President of the Aga Khan Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sher Ali  2018-09-27
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www.brecorder.com

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi said Prince Karim Aga Khan’s vision and untiring efforts in promoting global peace, inter-faith dialogue, cultural diversity and pluralism had contributed towards the development and uplift of economically disadvantaged communities across the world.

He said this in a meeting with President of the Aga Khan Council for Pakistan Hafiz Sherali who called on him to deliver a letter from Prince Karim Aga Khan.

Aga Khan donates equipment to TVET

President Mwai Kibaki greets H.H.the Agha Khan during a State banquet hosted by President Museveni to mark the 50th anniversary
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www.the-star.co.ke

The Aga Khan Foundation yesterday handed over Sh3.5 million equipment to the Garissa vocational training centre.
The equipment — including sewing machines, fabric, electrical and beauty therapy products — were received on behalf of the institution by area deputy Abdi Dagane.

Hasma Awadh of the Aga Khan Foundation said the equipment were purchased by funds they received from the EU. She said the three-year project will improve the socio-economic opportunities for youth in Northern Kenya. Dagane said youth enrolment to the centre was still low despite the county’s support.

Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad awarded as one of India’s top 100 brands

The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, featuring state-of-the-art facilities, a multicultural student body,
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5dariyanews.com

URS AsiaOne Magazine felicitated the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad at the 3rd edition of India’s Greatest Brands & Leaders 2017-18 awards ceremony at Taj Lands End Hotel, Mumbai recently.

His Highness the Aga Khan to receive UCalgary honorary degree 2018-09-21

 His Highness the Aga Khan will receive an honorary degree from the University of Calgary on Oct. 17. Photo courtesy AKDN
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UCALGARY.CA

University’s highest honour to be conferred Oct. 17
By University Relations Staff
September 24, 2018

His Highness the Aga Khan will receive an honorary degree from the University of Calgary on Oct. 17. Photo courtesy Aga Khan Development Network

University of Calgary Chancellor Deborah Yedlin and President and Vice-Chancellor Elizabeth Cannon are pleased to announce that His Highness the Aga Khan will be the recipient of an honorary degree at a special ceremony next month.

Paris, France: President Emmanuel Macron today received His Highness the Aga Khan at the Élysée Palace 2018-09-18

President Macron receives His Highness the Aga Khan at Élysée Palace   2018-09-18
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akdn.org

18 September 2018 - Paris, France: President Emmanuel Macron today received His Highness the Aga Khan at the Élysée Palace in Paris - the official office and residence of the President of France. A guard of honour by the Republican Guard was on display, as the Aga Khan was welcomed by the French President.

H.H. The Aga Khan attends State Funeral of former Secretary-General of United Nations 2018-09-13

Hazar Imam attends State Funeral of Kofi Annan - former Secretary-General of the United Nations  2018-9-13
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the.ismaili

Mawlana Hazar Imam, at the invitation of the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo, today joined world leaders at the funeral of former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan. Mr Annan was laid to rest at a state funeral in Accra, Ghana earlier today. Hazar Imam was accompanied by Princess Zahra.

Aga Khan Foundation to train 13,000 youths

County secretary Abdi Muhumed speaking to the press.with him is Aga Khan Foundation manager for Coast and North Eastern Atrash A
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www.the-star.co.ke

The large number of young people in the Northeast need opportunities to be self-reliant instead of looking for scarce white collar jobs, the Aga Khan Foundation has said.

To achieve this, the government should work together with the private sector and the civil society, the foundation’s manager for Coast and North Eastern Atrash Ali said.

The organisation intends to train 13,000 youths in Garissa, Mandera and Lamu.

Ali distributed training and business equipment to 13 youth groups on Saturday. He said up to 75 per cent of the population in the region are below 35 years.

Govt likely to hand over new schools to Aga Khan Board 2018-07-06

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pakistantoday.com.pk

KARACHI: With its failure to properly run the newly established 50 English medium schools with Cambridge International Examination (CIE) system in the province, the Sindh government is likely to handover these schools to the Aga Khan Board to ensure quality education to the students, it was learnt on Thursday.

In this regard, an initial consultation has been made while the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Sindh government and Aga Khan Board will be signed very soon after which the control of these CIE schools is to be given to Aga Khan Board, sources told Pakistan Today.

President Ghani met with the Ambassador of H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan in Kabul 2018-09-01

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khaama press

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Nurjehan Mawani, the Ambassador of High Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan in Afghanistan, to discuss the future of Aga Khan Development Network development projects in Afghanistan.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the meeting was organized in ARG Presidential Palace on Saturday morning.

The statement further added that two sides discussed the implementation of projects by Aga Khan Development Network in various countries in energy, communications, and agriculture.

Pune: Aga Khan Palace to light up for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary 2018-08-29

The Aga Khan Palace  built in 1852 by Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III.
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indianexpress.com

Efforts are underway to renovate the iconic Aga Khan Palace, also known as the Gandhi National Memorial, and to make the museum experience more interactive for the lakhs of visitors who flock here every year. These efforts are part of measures to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Aga Khan meets Mandela and Chissano in Mozambique 1998-8-11

His Highness the Aga Khan greeting South African President Nelson Mandela in Mozambique, Maputo, 11 August 1998.
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akdn.org

Maputo, Mozambique, 11 August 1998 — His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique today signed a Development Co-operation Agreement which establishes a mission of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Mozambique and lays the framework for AKDN's development activities in the country and thereby the extension of its presence in the East African region.


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