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  • SEACOM Looks to Offer Low Cost Internet

    September 5, 2014 - Monitor, Frederic Musisi

    Submarine cable operator, SEACOM, has launched operations in Uganda with direct deployment of two Points of Presence (PoPs) to provide fast and affordable internet connection to the global network. PoP infrastructure enables available networks to access the internet through an interconnection point with long-distance carriers of high speed bandwidth. This will ease global accessibility to Uganda through improvement of the cost and quality of broadband services.

  • PECTA Studies Tourism Opportunities in Neighboring Afghanistan

    September 5, 2014 - Asia-Plus, Qurbon Alamshoyev

    A group of specialists and guides from the Pamirs Eco-Cultural Tourism Association (PECTA) has recently visited the Shighnan and Wakhan districts in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province. Mr. Kishvar Abdulalishoyev, Chairman of the PECTA Board of Directors, says the main purpose of the visit was for the PECTA specialists to study opportunities of the tourism cooperation with Afghan Badakhshan province. “Many people, who want to visit Afghanistan Badakhshan, do not have information about tourism opportunities of this region,” said Abdulalishoyev.

  • The Aga Khan's New Islamic Treasure Trove

    September 4, 2014 - The Wall Street Journal, Kelly Crow

    Plenty of museums around the world collect Islamic art—from ornate Persian carpets to Mughal miniature paintings—but there's never been a museum in North America focused solely on exhibiting these pieces, until now. On Sept. 18, Toronto's Aga Khan Museum will open in a roughly 47,000 square-foot space designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Fumihiko Maki, giving visitors a permanent spot to see one of the top private collections of Islamic art anywhere.

  • Afghanistan’s Hope and Light

    September 1, 2014 - Harvard Business School, Julia Hanna

    Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading telecommunications provider, serves nearly 6.0 million active subscribers. Roshan, which translates from the Dari and Pashto languages to “light,” was a name chosen by the Afghan people through focus groups. For them, the word really meant hope, a new beginning. Can a communications revolution help save a country from collapse? Read the full article detailing the history of Roshan and spotlighting the CEO from Harvard Business School here.


  • Tajikistan’s Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) law enforcement authorities have been taught in how to behave with foreign tourists. “A seminar on an international etiquette for receiving foreign guests has been conducted for law enforcement officers in the Darvoz district recently,” Mr. Asadsho Zoolshoyev, the CEO of the Pamirs Eco-Cultural Tourism Association (PECTA), told Asia-Plus in an interview.

  • Minister Commends Aga Khan Hospital

    September 1, 2014 - Daily Monitor, Albert Tumwine

    The Minister for Health, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, has appealed to Ugandan health providers to emulate Aga Khan hospital by offering good health facilities to the public. “I would like to salute the Aga Khan Foundation for its commitment to quality health service provision to Ugandans. Uganda is faced with many diseases while the attempt to contain them is still a challenge,” Dr. Rugunda said.

  • Private Meets Public for Heritage Conservation

    August 31, 2014 - The Free Press Journal

    At a recently held panel discussion at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, experts discuss the future of heritage conservation in India. Non-governmental organizations such as the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) have carried out extensive work at Humayun’s Tomb in Nizamuddin, Delhi, and the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum respectively. Ratish Nanda, Project Director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, says “Conservation is not anti-development.

  • Humayun's Tomb model for Heritage Rules

    August 30, 2014 - The Times of India, Richi Verma

    Twenty-eight centrally-protected monuments in Humayun's Tomb world heritage site and the crowded Nizamuddin area could serve as case studies for framing heritage bylaws nationwide. Struggling with the task of making bylaws for all 3,600-plus ASI-protected monuments, National Monuments Authority has turned to organizations which are already well-versed in heritage of specific areas. Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been approached regarding all protected buildings in Nizamuddin area.

  • Nation Media Profit hits Sh1.7bn, Keeps Dividend at Sh2.5 a Share

    August 28, 2014 - Daily Nation, David Herbling

    Nation Media Group’s profit before tax grew to Sh1.7 billion in the period to June 2014, helped by increased sales and prudent cost management in a tough operating environment characterised by rising inflation and a wave of insecurity. NMG’s Kenya TV division, which is made up of NTV and QTV, more than doubled its operating profit, which rose by 131 per cent during the accounting period.

  • Aga Khan Foundation Channeled $700m of Assistance to Afghanistan

    August 28, 2014 - Khaama Press, Ghanizada

    The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) have channeled roughly $700 million of assistance to Afghanistan since the Foundation began engagement in Afghanistan in 1995. More than 2.5 million people have benefited from the assistance which mainly focuses on world development health care, education, financial services, mobile telephony and other sectors. The Aga Khan Foundation has been implementing projects to deliver development assistance at a village level in Afghanistan with a variety of partners, specifically the Indian government and World Bank.

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