The state-of-the-art 141-bed facility places particular emphasis on the needs of women and children, and represents a new chapter for the Bamyan Provincial Hospital. AKDN / Kiana Hayeri
The state-of-the-art 141-bed facility places particular emphasis on the needs of women and children, and represents a new chapter for the Bamyan Provincial Hospital. AKDN / Kiana Hayeri
New Bamyan Hospital a major step towards improving health of mothers and children in Afghanistan
New Bamyan Hospital a major step towards improving health of mothers and children in Afghanistan
23 April 2017

Bamyan, Afghanistan, 24 April 2017 — Princess Zahra and Vice President Sarwar Danesh opened a 141-bed hospital facility today. Emphasising the health of mothers and children, the facility expands Bamyan Provincial Hospital’s capacity to deliver much needed services in obstetrics and gynecology, paediatrics and surgery.

Ismailis from the Malagasy Republic arrive in Mombasa for the Africa-wide Unity Games, which will run from 13 - 16 April 2017. Ismaili Council for Kenya
Ismailis from the Malagasy Republic arrive in Mombasa for the Africa-wide Unity Games, which will run from 13 - 16 April 2017. Ismaili Council for Kenya
Mombasa hosts Africa-wide Unity Games this weekend
Mombasa hosts Africa-wide Unity Games this weekend
13 April 2017

Mombasa, 13 April 2017 — Every two years, the Ismaili communities of East Africa come together for the Unity Games, a festival of sport. This year, the Games will include Jamats from all over the entire African continent.

2 March 2017

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa have kindly shared photographs of their second child, Prince Sinan, who is pictured with his parents and his older brother, Prince Irfan.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa with Prince Irfan and Prince Sinan, who was born on 2 January 2017.
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa with Prince Irfan and Prince Sinan, who was born on 2 January 2017.
Second son born to Princess Salwa and Prince Rahim
Second son born to Princess Salwa and Prince Rahim
12 January 2017

Aiglemont, 12 January 2017 — It is with great happiness that Mawlana Hazar Imam has announced that Princess Salwa has given birth to a baby boy named Sinan. 

19 December 2016

On 16 December 2016, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 80th birthday was celebrated at Aiglemont by Jamati and institutional leaders, who represented the worldwide Ismaili community, and by members of Hazar Imam’s family. Mawlana Hazar Imam expressed his great happiness at the occasion.

Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Gary Otte
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam hosts AKAA dinner and concert
VIDEO: Mawlana Hazar Imam hosts AKAA dinner and concert
10 November 2016

On the evening of Saturday, 5 November, Mawlana Hazar Imam hosted a dinner and concert at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai for the international attendees of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. The feature of the evening was a rare musical encounter between the talented and innovative artists from Afghanistan, China, Italy, and Syria.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan proceed to lunch at the Presidential Palace, accompanied by an entourage that includes Prince Aly Muhammad and several UAE leaders. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan proceed to lunch at the Presidential Palace, accompanied by an entourage that includes Prince Aly Muhammad and several UAE leaders. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Emirati leaders before departing the UAE
Mawlana Hazar Imam meets with Emirati leaders before departing the UAE
7 November 2016

Abu Dhabi, 7 November 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam wrapped up his visit to the United Arab Emirates today, following the ceremony and proceedings of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, which took place over the weekend.

Ismaili Council President Amiruddin Thanawalla welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam together with the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance. Gary Otte
Ismaili Council President Amiruddin Thanawalla welcomes Mawlana Hazar Imam together with the UAE Minister of State for Tolerance. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in the UAE for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in the UAE for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony
4 November 2016

Dubai, 4 November 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in the United Arab Emirates this evening, ahead of this weekend’s presentation of the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He was accompanied by Prince Amyn and Prince Aly Muhammad.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulate one another after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the UCA Naryn Campus. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam and Kyrgyz Prime Minister Sooronbay Jeenbekov congratulate one another after unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration of the UCA Naryn Campus. Gary Otte
VIDEO: University of Central Asia has power to change lives
VIDEO: University of Central Asia has power to change lives
20 October 2016

Naryn, 19 October 2016 — In a historic ceremony held this morning, Mawlana Hazar Imam and the Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic inaugurated the Naryn campus of the University of Central Asia — the first of three residential campuses being constructed in the high mountains of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a traditional offering of non (bread) by two students from the Aga Khan School in Osh. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a traditional offering of non (bread) by two students from the Aga Khan School in Osh. Gary Otte
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kyrgyz Republic ahead of UCA Naryn Campus inauguration
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Kyrgyz Republic ahead of UCA Naryn Campus inauguration
17 October 2016

Bishkek, 17 October 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Kyrgyzstan this evening, ahead of the inauguration of the University of Central Asia’s Naryn campus.

Prince Irfan, the first child of Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, pictured together with his parents and grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam. TheIsmaili
Prince Irfan, the first child of Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa, pictured together with his parents and grandfather, Mawlana Hazar Imam. TheIsmaili
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa expecting second child
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa expecting second child
7 October 2016

Aiglemont, 7 October 2016 — Mawlana Hazar Imam informed the Jamat with great joy today that Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa are expecting their second child. Ismailis are gathering in Jamatkhanas around the world to celebrate the happy news.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with the President of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. AKDN / Anya Campbell
Mawlana Hazar Imam with the President of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, at the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. AKDN / Anya Campbell
One billion dollars invested in Afghanistan; more to follow
One billion dollars invested in Afghanistan; more to follow
6 October 2016

Brussels, 6 October 2016 — “Since 2001, AKDN and its partners have channelled over $1 billion to enhance self-reliance and improve the quality of life of Afghans,” said Mawlana Hazar Imam yesterday, and he indicated that more will follow in the years ahead.

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