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World Bank donates USD 75mn to Afghan Agriculture Ministry

In a bid to strengthen Afghanistan’s agriculture sector, the World Bank (WB) granted USD 75mn in aid to the Afghan Agriculture and Livestock Ministry. An agreement to that effect was signed between Afghanistan’s Finance Ministry and officials of the World

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8 Famous Quotes to Help You Embrace Fear and Achieve Success

When offering career advice to young professionals and entrepreneurs, the two things that always top my list are to find a mentor and to read voraciously. Throughout the course of my life, I have been blessed with multiple mentors —

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Afghan National Football Team heads to Nepal for SAFF Championship

The Afghan National Football Team left for Nepal early Wednesday to participate in the South Asian Football Federation Gold Cup (SAFF). The team will play its first game against Bhutan on Monday. Last week, in a highly anticipated face-off between

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SCA midwife received the “Midwife of the year” award

Humaira Amiri, a SCA employed midwife working in Sar-e-Pul provincial hospital and former graduate of SCA midwifery course, has achieved the title of “Midwife of the year” by the Afghan Midwifery Association. She received the title in recognition of her

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SCA midwife received the “Midwife of the year” award

Humaira Amiri, a SCA employed midwife working in Sar-e-Pul provincial hospital and former graduate of SCA midwifery course, has achieved the title of “Midwife of the year” by the Afghan Midwifery Association. She received the title in recognition of her

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SCA midwife received the “Midwife of the year” award

Humaira Amiri, a SCA employed midwife working in Sar-e-Pul provincial hospital and former graduate of SCA midwifery course, has achieved the title of “Midwife of the year” by the Afghan Midwifery Association. She received the title in recognition of her

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SCA midwife received the “Midwife of the year” award

Humaira Amiri, a SCA employed midwife working in Sar-e-Pul provincial hospital and former graduate of SCA midwifery course, has achieved the title of “Midwife of the year” by the Afghan Midwifery Association. She received the title in recognition of her

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UNHCR provides carpet-weaving material to Jawzjan’s IDPs

Afghan Department of Refugees provided carpet-weaving equipment to 225 families of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Jawzjan province with financial support from the United Nations Higher Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Each family received a carpet-weaving machine, a chair, two

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Afghanistan, Pakistan sign economic cooperation pact

In a bid to strengthen economic ties between the two nations, Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal and his Pakistani counterpart Minister Ishaq Dar signed an agreement on economic and trade cooperation. The signing ceremony of the agreement took

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Helmand’s Nahr-e Saraj district delivers much-needed vaccines for local livestock

Nahr-e Saraj district leadership concluded an outreach event Aug. 26 in Deh Adam Khan that left local residents with 250 healthy cows and renewed sense of contentment for their government. Haji Walidad, the district and Gereshk city veterinarian, led the

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Afghan Public Health Ministry hands over 7 health clinics to SCA in Laghman

The Ministry of Public Health has decided to hand over the village based clinics in Alingar, Qarghayi, Mehterlam and Dowlat Sha districts of Laghman to SCA. The seven clinics serve around 30 000 people. SCA will run the health facilities

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Baghlan may not be able to meet its annual target revenue

Baghlan revenue department may not be able to achieve the projected 310 million Afghani target fixed by the Ministry of Finance. Revenue director Baseer Ahmad Baseer said the revenue of the province was 180 million AFN last year, exceeding the

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Spain, Italy team up to reconstruct Herat International Airport

Despite its name, Herat’s International Airport offers a hub only for daily Kabul-Herat flights. The airport needs to be reconstructed at a cost of somewhere USD 4-7 million. According to reports, Italy and Spain have offered to provide financial support

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Germany, Denmark fund Afghanistan's first Football Academy

Germany and Denmark have joined hands to fund Afghanistan’s first football academy, Grassroots Football, which was opened in Kabul on Monday. The inaugural ceremony was attended by officials from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The project is aimed

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Germany, Denmark fund Afghanistan’s first Football Academy

Germany and Denmark have joined hands to fund Afghanistan’s first football academy, Grassroots Football, which was opened in Kabul on Monday. The inaugural ceremony was attended by officials from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The project is aimed

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LoC tensions have caused Pakistan to step back from talks on TAPI project

Pakistan has refused to participate in dialogue with India regarding the crucial Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, following the boiling tensions between the two nations along LoC (border areas of Kashmir). The meeting scheduled on the 22nd of August in

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13 Afghan teachers graduate from SCA Teachers Educators Master Program

The first batch consisting 13 teachers including 4 females graduated from the Swedish Karlstad University. They were pursuing their Master Degree studies under the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s Teachers Educators Master Programme (TEMP). TEMP is a Master level study program

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Afghan second vice president to look into the Ghazanfar Group controversy

President Hamid Karzai has ordered his Second Vice President Mohammad Karim Khalili to investigate the accusations against the Ghazanfar Group of unfair trade practices. According to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), 21 oil importing companies have raised

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Italy pledges support to Afghanistan beyond 2014

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta assured Afghan leaders Sunday that Italy will continue to support Afghanistan that has been beset by decades of war. Letta visited Afghanistan for the first time since he assumed office in April. “I want to

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Afghan Girls' Football Team Defeats Kyrgyzstan

The Afghan Girls’ National Football Team defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national team 1-0 in a friendly match held on Saturday in Kyrgyzstan. Sajia Sahar was the game’s only goal scorer, leading the Afghan side to victory. Afghanistan will next face Tajikistan on

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Afghan Girls’ Football Team Defeats Kyrgyzstan

The Afghan Girls’ National Football Team defeated Kyrgyzstan’s national team 1-0 in a friendly match held on Saturday in Kyrgyzstan. Sajia Sahar was the game’s only goal scorer, leading the Afghan side to victory. Afghanistan will next face Tajikistan on

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Optic fiber network to be launched in Daikundi province

Afghan Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangin inaugurated the optic fiber network project in central Daikundi province. Fiber optic network was first launched in Kabul in 2007 by the China’s Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment Corporation (ZTE) with financial collaboration from

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Fig production in Kandahar has increased

By Mohammad Naeem: Kandahar province has witnessed a boost in fig production and an improvement in the product’s quality. Orchard owners in Kandahar confirm the remarkable increase in the production of fig and its quality. “Due to reasonable climate with

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64 Tractors donated to farmers in Bamiyan Province

By Mohammad Naeem: Officials from Bamiyan Agriculture Department have reported that New Zealand Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) has donated 64 Tractors to farmers in Bamiyan. These Tractors, costing $900,000, have been provided to several agricultural cooperatives in various provincial districts

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Afghanistan, Pakistan to confer on economic cooperation

Afghan Finance Minister Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan to discuss economic cooperation between the two nations. This comes after Afghan Ambassador to Islamabad Mohammad Omar Daudzai met with Pakistan’s Senator Ishaq Dar and discussed details about

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