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Germany supports the Afghan Government in promoting energy efficiency

On June 30th, 2013 a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and the Afghan National Standards Authority (ANSA) was signed by Mohammad Ismael Khan, Minister of MEW and Popal Zai Popal, Director General of ANSA,

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Modern bus station to be established in Sheberghan

A modern bus station is to be built in Sheberghan city of Jawzjan province. This comes amid complaints from residents about the absence of a bus station in the city. Consisting of a canopy, 12 small shops, a restaurant, modern

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Money laundering on the rise in Afghanistan

The Afghan Central Bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB), have expressed concerns about the increasing money laundering activities that are posing threats to the financial system of the county. The officials said that large amounts of money have been smuggled through

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1-5 Afghani notes not acceptable in the market

A number of Herat residents have expressed concerns about the decline in the circulation of 1-5 Afghani banknotes in the market. They have accused the banks in Herat of negligence towards the control of money in the market. Meanwhile, bank

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Soybean seeds distributed for free to Kunduz farmers

Nutrition and Education International (NEI), a non-governmental organization, would freely distribute soybean seeds to farmers in northern Kunudz province in an attempt to address the problem of malnutrition among children in the province. The NGO has also provided training on

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US Department of Defense slammed for controversial Afghan helicopter purchase

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in its latest report criticized the US Department of Defense for pursuing controversial chopper purchases from a Russian firm. The report said the US must not spend nearly a billion dollars on

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UK plans to create more than 50,000 jobs in Afghanistan

The United Kingdom has given their commitment to creating more than 50,000 jobs for Afghan men and women in the textile, agriculture and business sectors of the economy. “UK support in Afghanistan has already brought major improvements over the last

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Sweden pledges one billion aid to Afghanistan over next decade

The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) has pledged USD 1 billion in aid to Afghanistan on Wednesday. Addressing a gathering in Mazar-e-Sharif, head of SIDA Charlotte Peter Lodi said the funds would be earmarked for the development in the fields

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Price of gold slumps, food rates up in Kabul

Pajhwok Afghan News Weekly Price Report-The prices of gold declined while the rates sugar and flour went up during the outgoing week in Kabul, market sources said on Thursday. The value of one gram of Arabian gold fell from 2,100

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Construction work of a school building launched in Balkh

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan formally launched construction work of Khalid Ibn-e-Walid high school building in NahrShahi district in northern Balkh province. New Secretary General Anna-Karin Johansson during her first visit to Balkh province laid the foundation stone of the Khalid

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World Bank funds road graveling project in Bamyan

The World Bank (WB) is funding the graveling work on a 20km road in the Foladi Valley of central Bamyan province. Costing 31mn AFN, the road would facilitate about 19,000 people in the valley. Rural Rehabilitation Director Salam Ali Sadiqi

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Afghan government plans for economic growth face obstacles

The Afghan government is faced with various obstacles that impede its ability to implement programs aimed at addressing the country’s worst economic issues and at stimulating growth. The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) have cited absence of financial

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Forbes List of most powerful individuals in the world

There are nearly 7.1 billion people on the planet. These are the 71 that matter the most. What do the president of the United States, the Pope and the founder of Facebook all have in common? They’re all featured on Forbes’ 2012

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Marketplace for Afghan women to be built in Kabul city

The Kabul Municipality has undertaken the plan for constructing a marketplace for Afghan women in Kabul city. The purpose of the marketplace is to enable Afghan women to promote and expand their businesses and become financially self-sufficient. Funded by Kabul

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Coppersmith market on the verge of collapse in Kunduz province

Coppersmiths in Kunduz have expressed their concerns about the fall of coppersmith market in the province due to lack of support from the government, import of poor-quality copper goods and change in people’s tastes. Copper making products is Afghanistan’s oldest

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Afghan-German workshop on sub-national governance in Kabul

On June 23rd, 2013 an Afghan-German workshop on subnational governance took place in Kabul. Approximately 80 representatives of the provincial governments of Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Samangan and Takhar attended the workshop. Amongst them were the Deputy Governors of Takhar,Mohammad

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Hundreds of Afghan youths graduated from vocational training courses in Kandahar

Conducted by the Department of Martyrs, Disabled, Work and Social Affairs, 130 male and female youth graduated from vocational training courses. Sixty of the graduates were female and the remaining 70 male, who attended different vocational training courses over the

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Afghan women handicrafts displayed in Kandahar

The department of women’s affairs and information and culture has sponsored a 3-day exhibition of handicrafts made by women in southern Kandahar city. The exhibition is aimed at finding markets for women’s handicrafts. “Hundreds of different kinds of handicrafts are

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Afghan Ministry of Counter-Narcotics opens gym in Kandahar

To attract Afghan youths into sports, the Afghan Ministry of Counter-Narcotics is funding the construction of a gymnasium in the capital city of southern Kandahar province. The gymnasium is estimated to cost USD 6,050,000. “The local administration is doing its

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Fuel-testing lab established at Islam Qala Port in Herat

Funded by the Afghanistan Norms and Standards Department, a USD 5mn fuel-testing laboratory has been set up at the Islam Qala Port in western Herat province. Head of the Department, Mujibur Rahman Khateer, said the purpose of the lab is

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"People assume that just because I am nice, I'm a doormat."

I’ve had many interviews over the course of my career, but one is particularly memorable because of the interview question that completely stumped me. I was in the third and final phase of an interview, having already met with a

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“People assume that just because I am nice, I’m a doormat.”

I’ve had many interviews over the course of my career, but one is particularly memorable because of the interview question that completely stumped me. I was in the third and final phase of an interview, having already met with a

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US traders evince interest in investments in Balkh

American entrepreneurs expressed their interest in investments in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital city of northern Balkh province, at a meeting of traders held by the provincial chapter of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI). Addressing the meeting, ACCI head

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More Afghan women driving cars in Herat city

According to the Traffic Department in Herat city, the number of women turning to driving has reached its record high lately in the city. The officials said about 1,000 women have received their licenses after passing the driving test. Traffic

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Afghan traders ready to participate in the “Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference”

Afghan traders have expressed their readiness to participate in the 9th Afghanistan Business Matchmaking Conference that is due to be held in November this year in Washington D.C. The Conference is aimed at exploring business opportunities in Afghanistan, providing networking

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