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Aid donors evaluate Afghanistan’s progress on commitments

A follow up conference on the promises the Karzai administration made at the Tokyo Conference on July 8, 2012 begins in Kabul. Afghanistan promised to enhance efforts towards combating corruption, promoting good governance, protecting human rights and improving women’s situation.

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Afghan customers can pay their electricity bill through mobile phones now

A large crowd of Afghans signed up to use modern technology to pay their bills safely, as delighted Afghan and U.S. officials watched. The event, organized by USAID, was held at the U.S. Embassy. Customers of the Afghan electric utility

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Pending approval of Afghan mining law delays 4 major mines contracts

The Afghan Ministry of Mines said the contracts for four new mining projects are on hold due to the pending decision of the Lower House of the Parliament on the approval of the Law on Mines. A Canadian company won

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Afghan Boxer Beats Sri Lankan Rival in Asian Boxing Championship

Afghan boxer, Omid Mehrabi, beat his Sri Lankan rival 25-10 at the Asian Boxing Championship in Amman, Jordan early Tuesday. Another Afghan boxer, Khaibar Nuristani, will face an Indian opponent on Tuesday. In total, nine Afghan boxers are participating in

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Public Library inaugurated in Faizabad, Afghanistan

The Faizabad Provincial Library was officially inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Mosadiq Khalili, and the Governor of Badakhshan, Dr. Shah Waliullah Adeeb, in Faizabad on June 26, 2013, in the presence of local government and

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University of Central Asia holds Academic Achievement Ceremony in Faizabad for Afghan learners

The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) held an Academic Achievement Ceremony at the Kokcha Palace, Faizabad to recognise 18 Afghan instructors graduating from SPCE’s professional development programs in English and Information Technology (IT).

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Kunduz wheat yield slumped for various reasons

Kunduz farmers are witnessing a drastic decline in their wheat production this year. A farmer said his farms would produce 8,400 kg of wheat in past years, but in 2013 the yield slumped to 2,800 kg. Various reasons are cited

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60% professional in Afghanistan are expats-ACCI

Expats form 60% of professionals in both private and public sectors, said Deputy Chairman of the Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) Khan Jan Alokozay. Mr. Alokozay made this statement at the graduation ceremony of 140 female students from

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A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings

Tips on eliminating useless meetings from Jeff Weiner, CEO at Linkedin: 1. Define the objective of the meeting. Asking one simple question at the onset of the meeting, “What is the objective of this meeting,” can prove invaluable in terms

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Pakistan to decide on IMF loan agreement today

Ministry of Finance will decide today whether Pakistan will enter a fresh loan agreement with International Monetary Fund. According to sources, Pakistan and the IMF will have to agree upon eight conditionalities for entering into a fresh bailout package of

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140 Afghan girls seek training in management, marketing and business

 Afghan Labor,  Social Affairs, Martyrs & Disabled Deputy Minister Suraya Paikan said the government would work to provide work opportunities to the graduates in order to enable them strengthen their financial situation. Addressing the graduation ceremony of 140 Afghan female

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33 welfare projects executed in Bamyan province

Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) executed 33 welfare projects in consultation with 66 local development councils in Shiaqul and Surkh Joi areas of central Bamyan province. The projects included asphalting 25 kilometers of roads, 9 small hydropower

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