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Breathing new life into Afghan crafts

Black Cat is an Afghan company manufacturing and selling handbags and jewellery made mostly by Afghan women. Founded by a German woman-owner, Black Cat manufactures exclusively in Kabul and employs Afghan women and men artisans and workers at fair wages

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Russia’s roubel hits its lowest in 16 years

The Russian roubel has lost more than half of its value against the dollar this year, with hitting its lowest in 16 years this week. Despite the rise in interest rates from 10.5% to 17% by the central bank, the

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Afghanistan, Canada sign bilateral cooperation agreement

Afghanistan and Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on increasing bilateral economic cooperation between the two nations. The agreement was signed between Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce (ACCI) and Afghanistan-Canada Business Federation (ACBF) on 16 December 2014 in Toronto, Canada.

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Iran-China railway to pass through six provinces of Afghanistan

Efforts are underway to establish the railway connecting China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Officials of the concerned countries promised commitment in a meeting in Doshanbe, Tajikistan to make the project a success. As part of the agreement, the five

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Over 9,000,000 AFN spent on development projects in Kapisa province

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP) recently executed 11 development projects in the districts of Hisa-e-Awal Kohistan, Kohband and Nijrab and in Muhmood Raqi the center of Kapisa province. Costing over 9,000,000 AFN,

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Lavish trainings for Afghan jewelers were a waste: Pentagon

Afghanistan’s Special Inspector General for Afghanistan (SIGAR) has chided over the ‘imprudent spending’ of the Pentagon on Afghan gem industry, and identified it as yet another waste of US taxpayers’ money. The US government had earmarked funds for the growth

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