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How East Africans can build one common destiny for and by themselves, step by intelligent step 2011-08-14

I am strongly supportive of the process so long as there is real wisdom and no forcing. But disequilibrium is a real risk.
The East African Newspaper theeastafrican.co.ke/news

Peter Mwaura spoke to the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, who is also the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, on a wide range of issues — from media ownership in developing societies to religion, development and the quality of life, as well as the risks that wealth disparities pose to regional economic and political integration

Walk the Talk with the Aga Khan

Walk the Talk with the Aga Khan

Interview with Shekhar Gupta of ndtv

FAITHFUL TO THE MAN AND THE PLACE - Interview of Mata Salamat 1992-04-23

Mata Salamat Om Habibeh with Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah
Al-Ahram Weekly

Just before leaving Aswan to spend the summer in Cannes, Princess Yvonne Aga Khan, wife of the late Aga Khan gave a rare interview to YOUSSEF EL-DEEB

Shortly before his death in 1957, Sultan Mohamed Shah Agha Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect of Islam, chose as his resting place a solitary sand dune on the West Bank of the Nile at Aswan. Princess Yvonne Agha Khan, known as the Begum, a French national and the Sultan`s third wife, has cared for this tomb ever since, staying at their house nearby for six months of the year and spending the summer at their villa in Cannes.

Interview of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan by Annick Billard of

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan

Interview with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Co-ordinator for United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes relating to Afghanistan By Annick Billard (Courtesy Refugees - November 1988) Following the historic agreement signed in Geneva on 14 April 1988 between Afghanistan and Pakistan, on 11 May, the U.N. Secretary General appointed Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan to the position of Co-ordinator for United Nations Humanitarian and Economic Assistance Programmes relating to Afghanistan.

Interview with Roger Priouret for the French magazine <i>L'Expansion'Face to Face with the Aga Khan 1975-03-01

His Highness The Aga Khan IV



MARCH 1975



I expected the Aga Khan to be a Parisian at heart, like his grandfather and father before him, with "high society" manners, living in luxury and idle for most of the time.

The West doesn't understand Islam 2005-06-07

Comments by H.H. The Aga Khan printed in the Ottawa Citizen   2005-06-07
Ottawa Citizen

The Industrialized world really has developed in the Judeo-Christian context of society and the Islamic world has been significantly absent from general education. I am not pointing at Canada. I am saying generally in the Western world.

Hidden secrets of the universe-interview with Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan June Ducas about his art collection, now on show at the

Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan with Princess Catherine

If ever East meets West, it could be said to do so at Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan's 17th-century home, the Château de Bellerive on the shores of Lake Geneva. Flanked by two square towers, the
stone façade of the château with its tiled roof, wooden shutters and arched doors of studded oak is austere but arrestingly beautiful.

While the outside may be simple, the rooms inside are crammed with exotic bibelots, orchids, oriental

The Critical Time - interview to 'Al-Mostakbul' newspaper of Cairo, Egypt.

His Highness The Aga Khan IV



DECEMBER 20, 1986


The Aga Khan

Who is this man called the Aga Khan? One question among dozens of others which invaded my mind while on my way to meeting that "man-riddle" who has pre-occupied the Western world for many years as no other Muslim leader did before him, and stimulated in it as much curiosity as romantic, imperialistic feelings since the days of the British Raj in India and the legends of the Maharajas and Sultans in the days of a thousand and one nights.

H.H The Aga Khan Interview on CNN: Building boom in the Middleast

CNN Interview of H.H. The Aga Khan in Doha  2010-12-10
CNN video

H.H The Aga Khan Interview on CNN: Building boom in the Middle East

Doha is a city that welcomes a slower pace – despite its breakneck pace of development – and it is where I sat down with the Aga Khan, the Imam of the largest branch of the Ismaili followers, for an exclusive interview. The window of time was limited – 10 minutes to be precise – but precious in its outcome.

Interview - Salimah, Princesse des enfants de Tahiti

 Ismaili.net Salimah Aga Khan - Princesse des enfants de Tahiti
Point de Vue

Pour la troisième année consécutive, la princesse Salimah Aga Khan a fait le voyage à Tahiti, pour rendre visite au village d'enfants dont elle est la marraine. Une action humanitaire qui a vu le jour au moment où sa vie prenait une nouvelle direction.

"Lorsque l'ombre de la nuit, Déchire mon coeur d'enfant, Dans le noir, la solitude qui m'attend, Et pourtant tu est là près de moi, Très chère maman, belle princesse, Ton amour est une caresse, J'ai besoin de toi, oui de toi".

Interview CTV Television Network


November 13, 1978.

Q. As spiritual leader of the world's 20 million Ismailis, the Aga Khan is a direct descendant of Mohammed. As a political and a social leader He is a man of enormous wealth and responsibility. The Aga Khan is a friend of the Shah of Iran. Many of His followers live there. I asked Him in Ottawa yesterday what someone in his situation might do when a country such as Iran is thrown into the turmoil and crisis.

BBC Radio 4 Interview, Michael Charlton (London, United Kingdom) 1979-09-06

His Highness The Aga Khan IV

Michael Charlton: Your Highness, how did the Ismaili sect acquire its importance in the first place?

The quiet revolutionary 1991-08-18

H.H. The Aga Khan IV
The (Manchester) Guardian Weekly, August 18, 1991

The quiet revolutionary
By Akbar S. Ahmed
The (Manchester) Guardian Weekly, August 18, 1991
Picture caption: The Aga Khan: paradox

A rare interview with the Aga Khan on poverty, climate change, and demystifying Islam 2017-07-11

His Highness the Aga Khan IV. The media-shy spiritual leader, now in his 60th year as Aga Khan.
QUARTZ qz.com

His Highness Prince Karim, the Aga Khan, is many things.

“Virtually a one-man state,” as Vanity Fair once put it, he’s the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims and a unique embodiment of the potential for East blending with West. He inherited from his Indian-born grandfather a dynasty that spans the Muslim world, but he is a British citizen, born in Switzerland, raised in Kenya, educated at Harvard, and lives in a French chateau.

Interview with Paul Chutkow - THE AGA KHAN'S VISION


THE AGA KHAN'S VISION - To him, architecture is not the mother of the arts; it is the mother of civilization

His Highness the Aga Khan's interview with Henri Weill from La Cohorte 2019-01-29

His Highness the Aga Khan.

(Interview on 29 January 2019)

In 1957, the Aga Khan succeeded his grandfather as the leader of the Ismailis. He is the 49th Imam of a community estimated at between 12 and 15 million believers living in 25 countries. Prince Karim Al-Husseini (his birth name) created the Aga Khan Development network (AKDN), committed to development in the world, regardless of whether there is a community in the country in question. Grand Croix of the Legion of Honour, this discreet man, aged 82 years old, welcomed us for one of his rare French interviews in his property in Gouvieux, Oise.



A rare portrait of an intent young ruler who rejects the temptations of an idle life in order to carry on his dynasty's sporting tradition. He runs a huge racing stable, is building a vast Mediterranean resort and skis with Olympic skill

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