UK: Karen Armstrong delivers Annual Pluralism Lecture at Aga Khan Centre

Karen Armstrong delivered the Global Centre for Pluralism’s 2018 Annual Pluralism Lecture at the Aga Khan Centre on 4 October, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam, Princess Zahra, former Governor General of Canada Adrienne Clarkson, and Secretary General of the Global Centre for Pluralism John McNee. Armstrong — a British author, historian, officer of…

China’s Growing Economic Role in Algeria — Reset Doc org

The 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in early September – a triennial conference in which the Chinese political leadership meets its counterparts from across Africa – caught the attention of many commentators. Chinese president Xi Jinping’s announcement of $60 billion in aid, investment, and loans for Africa in the next…

MoU signed between Govts. of Afghanistan, Germany with KFW and Aga Khan Trust for Culture for €18m project along Kabul River

Khaama Press News Agency writes; MoU signed for €18.058m socio-economic project to be implemented along Kabul River A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the implementation of a project for social, economic, and environmental development in the areas located along Kabul River. According to ARG Palace, the project include renovation and construction of Industrial Machinery…

Aga Khan Academy Maputo, Moçambique: Celebrating 5 years – 2013 to 2018

The Aga Khan Academy Maputo celebrated its fifth anniversary with students and staff during the month of August. The Academy opened its doors in August 2013 with its lower primary school and is now up and running with its Junior School campus. The residences and the remainder of the Academy’s purpose-built campus are in the…

Hydrogen-powered trains are now running in Germany — We Forum org

All Aboard Hydrogen fuel cells are a greener way to power vehicles. But they have also been cost-prohibitive.Today, though, that’s starting to change — on Monday, German passengers boarded the world’s first hydrogen-powered trains. “Sure, buying a hydrogen train is somewhat more expensive than a diesel train,” said Stefan Schrank, a project manager at locomotive…

Pakistan FM: "War is no option. The only solution is dialogue." | Talk to Al Jazeera

Pakistan’s new government, headed by new Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has inherited challenging relations with two key countries, India and the United States. Observers are questioning how the country’s new leadership will seek to reshape its foreign policy regionally and globally as it continues to battle the Pakistan Taliban, attempt engagement with India and address…

Afghanistan: Aga Khan Foundation Tourism Promotion in Wakhan

In remote mountain districts, one of the only assets at the disposal of poor communities is the natural beauty of their surroundings.  In Afghanistan’s Wakhan District, AKDN has worked to leverage interest in visiting this narrow valley in Afghanistan that lies at elevations higher than 2000 metres.  About Wakhan on AKDN org Wakhan & the…