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Salary payments through mobile phones now available to government employees

According to the Ministry of Finance, government employees can now receive their salaries through mobile phones. New Kabul Bank, Maiwand Bank and the Ministry of Finance have developed a mobile money platform and integrated it with the Afghan Wireless Communication Company

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President Ghani sets up a relief fund for avalanche victims

Last week, avalanches left at least 286 people dead across Afghanistan. The majority of the disaster took place in the mountainous province of Panjshir,  located a 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Kabul. On Saturday, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani set up a

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Female teachers could receive up to $1,000 in wages in Paktika province

In the Afghan educational year of 1393 (2014), only seven girls graduated the 12th grade in the entire province of Paktika. While the lack of a secure educational environment in Paktika is a big reason for this, the lack of

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Azerbaijan eager to support Afghanistan as a partner

On Saturday, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Economy & Industry, Shahin Mustafayev in an official visit to Afghanistan met President Ghani at the presidential palace. The purpose of the visit was to discuss a mutually cooperative partnership between Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Mr.

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Peace education curriculum for teacher training introduced all around Afghanistan with German support

A new peace education curriculum has been introduced all around Afghanistan at Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs). With support from the German government, Afghanistan’s Teacher Education Directorate (TED) is currently rolling out the curriculum, and over the past five days, over

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