Aga Khan Trust for Culture General Manager Luis Monreal will discuss on armed conflict and post conflict situations during International experts meeting on earthen architecture

14.12.2012 – UNESCOPRESS International experts meeting on earthen architecture: its preservation and potential for the future Forty of the world’s leading experts on earthen architecture—which serves as habitat for up to one third of the world’ population—will exchange experiences about the preservation of this often remarkable and always sustainable heritage in a meeting at UNESCO…

Aga Khan visits Mali for independence fete – Africa Review com News

By KOUF KAF in Bamako | Wednesday, September 22  2010 at  12:33 Zanzibar President Amani Abeid Karume with His Highness the Aga Khan in Zanzibar last year. His Highness the Aga Khan is in Mali for the country’s 50th anniversary. Photo/FILE His Highness the Aga Khan is in Mali for the country’s 50th independence anniversary…

Gate of 15th-century Timbuktu mosque destroyed – Press TV News

A still from a video showing members of the Ansar Dine extremist group destroying the gate of the Sidi Yahya Mosque in Timbuktu, Mali, on July 2, 2012. Members of the Ansar Dine extremist group have destroyed the gate of a 15th-century mosque in the UNESCO-listed city of Timbuktu in the West African nation of…

Timbuktu shrine destruction a ‘war crime’: ICC – Dawn Com News

BAMAKO: Islamist rebels in northern Mali smashed four more tombs of ancient Muslim saints in Timbuktu on Sunday as the International Criminal Court warned their campaign of destruction was a war crime. The hardline Islamists who seized control of Timbuktu along with the rest of northern Mali three months ago, consider the shrines to be…

Aga Khan Foundation to receive 24 Million dollar to assist Mali under international food assistance programs by The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  (USDA) News Release USDA 2012 Food Assistance Programs to Benefit Nearly 10 Million Worldwide ***** WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012-The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that international food assistance in fiscal year 2012 will benefit more than 9.7 million people worldwide under USDA’s Food for Progress and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and…

Liberia: Air Mali Begins Flight to State – All Africa com

A sub-regional air transport carrier, Air Mali, has launched its flights to the Roberts International Airport (RIA). This is in furtherance of its desire to strengthen the network by the opening and multiplication of routes linking several West and Central African capitals including Accra, Monrovia, Nouakchott, Brazzaville and soon Lagos and Freetown. At a ceremony…

Maternal and child health projects get $82M from Canada – CBC Canada News

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, meets with Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete at his hotel before making a speech on maternal health at the United Nations Tuesday, September 20, 2011. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press) Canada has selected 28 maternal and child health projects to share $82 million in funding between now and 2016, Prime Minister Stephen Harper…

Story of two enchanting sister cities Timbuktu and Djenné in Mali: A German language article -“zwei zauberhafte Schwestern” in Austria’s Wiener zeitung by Thomas Veser

Zwei zauberhafte Schwestern     Von Thomas Veser Seit dem Mittelalter haben die malischen Städte Timbuktu und Djenné die europäische Phantasie beflügelt. Inzwischen entzaubert, suchen sie unterschiedliche Wege in die Zukunft. Wenn die Sonne zur Mittagsstunde im Zenit steht und die gedrungenen Gebäude in ockerfarbenes Licht taucht, wirkt Timbuktu wie eine Geisterstadt am Rande der…

President Amadou Toumani Touré Opens Centre for Earthen Architecture in Mali

Source: AKDN ***** On 29 October 2010, President Amadou Toumani Touré officially opened the new Centre for Earthen Architecture in Mopti, Mali. The centre, located in the city’s Komoguel district, includes an exhibition space designed to present Mali’s rich heritage of earthen architecture to the public, a community centre with public toilets and showers, a…

National Park of Mali follows four decades of AKDN investment in West Africa

Also see related photo gallery. ***** Luis Monreal, General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture escorts President Fradique de Menezes of Sao Tome and Principe, President Amadou Toumani Touré of Mali and Mawlana Hazar Imam around the National Park of Mali following the Opening Ceremony. Photo: AKDN / Gary Otte The West African country of Mali…

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the inauguration ceremony of the National Park of Mali (Bamako, Mali) on 22 September 2010

Bismillah-hir-Rahmanir-Rahim, Your Excellency, President of the Republic, Prime Minister, Presidents of the Institutions of the Republic, Minister of the Environment and Sanitation, Minister of Culture, Ministers, Your Excellencies, ambassadors, representatives of the diplomatic corps and of accredited international organisations in Mali, Governor of the District of Bamako, Mayor of the District of Bamako, Mayor of…

National Park of Mali Opens in Bamako – the slideshow

Source: AKDN ***** September 2010 – The population of Bamako, the capital of the Republic of Mali, has risen rapidly in recent years, now numbering over one million inhabitants. Population growth has driven the demand for housing and public facilities. In this context, the need for far-sighted urban planning has been crucial. The Government of…

New park changes face of Mali capital

Source: Daily Nation Kenya ***** PHOTO | AKDN: His Highness the Aga Khan (left) and President Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali (second left) review tapestry work being restored in a new conservation lab built under an agreement between the National Museum of Mali and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The lab is dedicated to…

Additional Photographs: His Highness the Aga Khan Joins Heads of State in Mali for 50th Anniversary of Independence and official opening of the National Park (via Ismailimail)

http://www.akdn.org/photos_show.asp?Sid=166 Earlier related – All related … Read More via Ismailimail Earlier posts by Paderboernersj President of Mali and Aga Khan Inaugurate National Park of Mali as part of events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Malian Independence Timbuktu, the El Dorado of Africa Aga Khan visits Mali for independence fete Foreign armies to participate in Mali’s Golden…

President of Mali and Aga Khan Inaugurate National Park of Mali as part of events to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Malian Independence

Fastest Growing City in Africa Gets 103-hectare Urban Park ***** Source: AKDN ***** Please also see: Related Material, Discours en français, Version française Mali Projects 2004-2010 (Click on the image to download the brief) Bamako, 22 September 2010 – President Amadou Toumani Toure and His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurated the new National Park of Mali in Bamako…