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Powerbrokers behind illegal mining in Afghanistan

Office of the Administrative Affairs claimed that local companies and officials in position of power are the main people triggering illegal excavation of mines around Afghanistan. According to the Monitoring and Evaluation Authority Head Sayed Ihasanuddin Taheri, 12 companies alone

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OIC supports establishment of an Islamic International University in Afghanistan

The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has approved the proposal for the establishment of an Islamic International University in Afghanistan. The participants of the Summit called on the World Bank to support the project. “Establishment of the Islamic International University

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60 women complete weaving profession in Badghis

A short term project aimed at improving women’s live in Badghis was launched by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development with financial collaboration from the European Union. Costing more than USD 57,000, the workshop provided weaving profession and literacy

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Sugar, firewood prices fall in Kabul

Sugar and firewood prices fell in Kabul during the outgoing week, when a 50 kilos bag of rice was sold 60 afghanis up against its last week’s rate, retailers said on Thursday. The rate of a 50-kg bag of Pakistani

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Venezuela undertakes currency devaluation

Venezuela undervalued its currency by re-pegging the bolivar to a value of 6.3 per USD from it sprevious official exchange rate of 4.3 bolivars per dollars. This comes as the country is experiencing a shortage of US dollars. Bloomberg’s Corina Pons & Nathan

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Afghan’s ‘Buzkashi boys’ to walk down red carpet at Oscars

By the Associated Press- Fawad Mohammadi has spent half his life peddling maps and dictionaries to foreigners on a street of trinket shops in Kabul. Now the 14-year-old Afghan boy with bright green eyes is getting ready for a trip

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'Young Women For Change' Nonprofit Uses Rare Fashion Show To Empower Afghan Women

Huffing Post-Afghan models paraded down a candle-lined catwalk Friday as men and women watched from the audience in a restaurant off a muddy street in Kabul. The rare fashion show in this war-weary capital was a small production but a

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‘Young Women For Change’ Nonprofit Uses Rare Fashion Show To Empower Afghan Women

Huffing Post-Afghan models paraded down a candle-lined catwalk Friday as men and women watched from the audience in a restaurant off a muddy street in Kabul. The rare fashion show in this war-weary capital was a small production but a

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Reminiscing the good old Afghanistan in 1960's

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan,

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Reminiscing the good old Afghanistan in 1960’s

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan,

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School for female health workers opened in Mehtarlam, Laghman

A new school for Community Health Nursing Education in the provincial capital Mehtarlam, Laghman, was inaugurated on Thursday 7 February 2013. Twenty four girls from remote districts of the province have been enrolled and they have started their 24 months

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Execution of 7 projects by WFP in Sar-e-Pul province

Officials of the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Department of Sar-e-Pul announced the completion of seven projects funded by the World Food Program in Balkhaab District of Sar-e-Pul province. Head of the Department Eng. Ahmad Javed said the projects included reconstruction

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Afghanistan’s economy victim of Politics – Trying to find hope in hopelessness

By: Suleman Fatimie-Afghans face yet another deadline, 2014.  The uncertainty continues. While the Afghan Government’s international partners want to stabilize and create an “Afghan good enough” environment, many wonder how this is possible with everyone running towards the exit doors.

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