2004, May 22: Madrid, Spain: Former South African president Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel landed in Madrid for the wedding, as did former Czech President Vaclav Havel and the presidents of Portugal, Colombia, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Royalty arriving in Madrid included Dutch Queen Beatrix, the kings and queens of Belgium and Sweden, the Aga Khan and the crown princes of Norway and Bahrein. About 30 heads of state or government as well as scores of royalty were expected to attend the wedding.
2004, July 5: ANKARA (IRIN) - The Aga Khan arrived in Tajikistan on Sunday as part of six-day visit to that country and its mountainous neighbour, Kyrgyzstan, where he will lay the cornerstones for two of three campuses for the future University of Central Asia (UCA), the world's first internationally chartered institution of higher education.
In the heart of Old Cairo, on the edge of a slum, a park is born. Yasmine El-Rashidi watches a phoenix emerge from the ashes. Cairo is a city of streets, pavements and apartment blocks. A city committed to tarmac and concrete, with a very low tolerance for nature and open space. Not only does it have no equivalent of London's Hyde Park or New York's Central Park, but even a truncated version of those urban gardens has always seemed an unlikely eventuality. But we should remember that the city's relentlessly urban texture is a relatively recent phenomenon.
2004, Novembre 28: NEW DELHI: As the Humayun tomb glowed like a jewel, the 9th Aga Khan Architecture Awards were presented by the Aga Khan in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
2005, January 29: Aga Khan, the prince of architecture, was honoured for his work in a eld that can 'improve the quality of life' and 'mirror the plurality of cultural traditions.' The Great Hall of the National Building Museum is a breathtaking space. The ceiling rises 15 storeys above the floor at its tallest point, and its interior Corinthian columns are among the tallest in the world.
2005, March 17-18: His Highness the Aga Khan, accompanied by his daughter Princess Zahra, joined His Excellency, President Benjamin Mkapa in announcing the construction of the second phase of the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam and joined in laying the foundation stone for the construction of a new academy in Dar es Salaam.
2005, May 13: Le Prince Aga Khan, un des principaux investisseurs en Afrique de l`Est a assistÃ© Ã la confÃ©rence prÃ©vue pour se terminer dans la soirÃ©e de mercredi. Le Prince a investi dans de nombreuses entreprises dans la rÃ©gion comme le groupe de presse Nation de Nairobi, qui publie The Nation, le quotidien Ã plus fort tirage d`Afrique de l`Est. Le Prince qui n`assiste normalement pas Ã des confÃ©rences d`IRT se serait rendu cette fois-ci Ã Dar es Salaam pour Ã©valuer les prochains changements en Tanzanie.
2005, May 22: The Aga Khan pointed out that media coverage of the continent was at times adversarial and negative and called for changes that promote greater partnership between journalists and government. He said that Africa has suffered what he described as â€œmanipulative journalismâ€ promoted by materialism, commercial interests, civil society and practised by ill educated reporters. This kind of journalism, he said preys on gullible journalists and is in conflict with public interest, Africaâ€™s human development and moral aspirations.
2005, May 29: H.H. The Aga Khan hosted a diner for the Government and guests on 29th of May evening at the Serena, Islamabad. The Dinner was preceeded by a presentation by Stephano Bianca of AKCSP on the Forts.
2005, June 3: Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, will present the insignia of Companion of the Order of Canada to His Highness the Aga Khan during a private ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, June 6, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. The appointment is in effect as of October 29, 2004.
2005, June 6: In her speech at the sod-turning ceremony, the Governor General said:"This building will be an intellectual centre for the development network that you have founded and nurtured. I'm reminded of the old Latin proverb that progress comes from "spurring a willing horse". It means finding an event that was waiting to happen, or a group or even a nation that was ready to act, and jumpstarting them with a jolt of material and intellectual force. This place represents such an infusion of energy, and I am sure that it will move development efforts."
2005, June 25: Beirut, Lebanon - On the occasion of the 136th Commencement Exercises the American University of Beirut awarded honorary doctoral degree to the Aga Khan. The ceremony for the granting of honorary degrees was held in the Assembly Hall at 12:00 noon on Commencement Day.
2005, July 23: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks with His Highness Aga Khan, the owner of winning horse Azamour ridden by jockey Mick Kinane who won the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Newbury racecourse, Berkshire, England.
2004, May 21: He didn't attract as much attention as the Dalai Lama. He rarely does. But by the time he had slipped in and out of Ottawa on his private jet, the Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world's 15 million Imami Ismaili Muslims, had given the city, and the country, a major gift. The Geneva-born imam, who is now based just outside Paris, has announced the creation of the Global Centre for Pluralism, which will be based in Ottawa.