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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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