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Peace education syllabus and textbooks for teacher training colleges in Northern Afghanistan

The Teacher Education Directorate (TED) of the Ministry of Education (MoE) introduced a new peace education curriculum for students at Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) on Wednesday, supported by the German and Swiss Governments. The new curriculum teaches prospective teachers the

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Ashraf Ghani appoints Omar Zakhilwal as acting Finance Minister and Finance Advisor

Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai appointed Dr. Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal as acting Finance Minister and National Finance Adviser on Wednesday. Zakhilwal was a close ally of Dr. Ghani during his presidential campaign. He served as Finance Minister and Economic Advisor to

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President Ghani issues decree to reopen the Kabul Bank scandal case

On his second day of presidency, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai issued a decree to reopen the Kabul Bank scandal case. This comes after he announced that curbing corruption was at the top of his presidency agenda, and insisted that graft

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Balkh, the 15th oldest city in the world

According to Telegraph, Balkh is the fifteenth oldest city in the world. What is now northern Afghanistan, Balkh was an ancient city and center of Zoroastrianism. The ancient city of Balkh was renamed Bactra under the Greek, giving its name

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Afghanistan, Tajikistan discuss boosting economic ties

In a meeting on Tuesday, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Abdul Qadir Bahman, met with Chairman of Tajikistan’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI, Sharif Said, to discuss economic ties. The two

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