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Afghan women receive training in business field

Twenty-four Afghan women entrepreneurs graduated from a 10-week Peace Through Business training conducted by the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) in collaboration with Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI). Addressing the graduation ceremony, IEEW representative Mrs. Manizha

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Launch of the Online Exhibition of the Bamiyan Culture Center Design Competition Entries

An online exhibition of all the submissions for the Bamiyan Culture Centre Design Competition is posted on the Bamiyan Culture Centre website for the duration of three months. Thousands of architects, engineers, designer and students dedicated weeks of work to

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Alokozay to invest USD 348mn in Kabul

Alokozay Group of Companies has expressed interest in investing USD 348mn in Kabul city in the production of macaroni (pasta), tissue papers, biscuits, crispy chips and printing. The Group of Companies had requested the government to provide them with 144

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24yr-old Afghan woman wins the Best Woman Entrepreneur Award

Samira Kitman, 24, won this year’s “Best Woman Entrepreneur” award during a celebration for International Women’s Day at the Women’s Center of the American University of Afghanistan. Samira is an artist and entrepreneur. She was chosen out of 307 female

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Improved pistachio seeds cultivated in Samangan province

The Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) distributed improved pistachio seeds worth USD 460,000 among farmers in northern Samangan province. The seeds were cultivated on 11,500 acres of land to help boost pistachio production in the province. Afghanistan

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Pakistani Bank interested in buying New Kabul Bank

A delegation from the Muslim Commercial Bank of Pakistan is visiting Kabul to explore the option of buying the New Kabul Bank. According to Tolo News, the Pakistani Bank is interested in buying the New Kabul Bank from the Afghan

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“Kabul to Kolkata” Of Belonging, Memories and Identity Photography Exhibition

In 1892, Rabindranath Tagore, a Nobel prize winner in Literature wrote a short story in Bengali language titled “The Kabuliwala ” about a man from the distant land of Afghanistan-living in Kolkata. Since then, “The Kabuliwala” has taken on a

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‘House for Rent’ a common sight in Kabul City

The housing market is on the verge of collapse in the capital city of Kabul as a considerable number of foreigners have started leaving the city. Kabul’s mansions and villas were once home for employees of large nongovernmental agencies, security

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Denmark to provide USD 150mn in aid to Afghanistan over next 2 years

The government of Denmark has pledged USD 150mn in fresh aid to Afghanistan over the next two years. The aid money will go towards implementation various welfare projects across Afghanistan. In November 2014, the Danish government had pledged USD 90mn

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Iran’s South Khorasan Province eying investment in Afghanistan

Iran’s South Khorasan Province is keen on expanding trade ties with Afghanistan. In a meeting with Afghan Ambassador to Tehran Ahmad Nasir Noor in Birjand (capital of South Khorasan Province), Governor General Wajhollah Khedmatgozar said his province is eying investment

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Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia explore cooperation avenues

President Ashraf Ghani arrived in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday and met Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and other Saudi officials to confer on bilateral ties between Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia. The two parties held wide-ranging talks

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Five roads in Kunduz city rehabilitated with German funds

German-funded Regional Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) rehabilitated 5 roads inside Kunduz city. The roads were handed over to the local government at ceremony in Kunduz city on Sunday. Together with Afghan partners the RIDF reconstructed Balahesar road, Jadeh Azadi road,

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Quality testing equipment and trainings provided to Afghan Ministry of Public Works engineers

A full Dynamic Cone Penetrometer (DCP) set was provided to the Departments of Public Works in the northern provinces of Badakhshan, Baghlan, Balkh, Kunduz, Takhar, allowing the engineers to improve the quality of construction of roads and building foundations. Provided

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Shura held to confer on improving education in Parwan province

A shura (Afghan word for a consultative meeting) was held in Parwan province to exchange ideas on how to improve education and security in Parwan. The shura involved representatives from the Task Force Solid and the provincial education sector. The

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Japan provides USD 50mn in aid to ease the governmental financial gap of Afghanistan

The Japanese Government has responded to the urgent request from the Afghan government which faces its unprecedented financial constraint in years. One of Afghanistan’s major donors, Japan is providing USD 50mn from its Supplementary Budget FY 2014 through the Recurrent

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Projects worth over 21mn AFN completed in Nimruz Province

As many as 41 projects have been implemented in various districts of Nimruz province by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD). Costing 21.5mn AFN, the projects were completed in Char Burjak, Chakhan

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ESCAP holds conference on improving Afghanistan’s trade ties with Central Asian countries

A crucial regional economic conference was held in the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan to confer on Afghanistan economic and trade ties with other Central Asian countries. Organized by the United Nation’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the

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Afghanistan working towards acquiring ACCA license

The Professional Accountant Organization Development (PAOD) of the Directorate General Treasury, which works within the framework of the Ministry of Finance, is undertaking efforts to enhance accountancy level in Afghanistan by obtaining Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) license. A

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Female entrepreneurs develop business skills with German support

25 female entrepreneurs concluded a four-day workshop on business planning in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan province. The training was conducted by the provincial Department of Women’s Affairs (DoWA) and financed by the Regional Capacity Development project (RCD) that is

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Afghan teacher in the Top 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize

Afghan Teacher, Azizullah Royesh, has made it to the top 10 finalists for Global Teacher Prize of Varkey Foundation. Royesh has been named in the top 10 finalists out of 5,000 nominees for the prestigious prize which is worth one-million

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Islamic Growth Markets Investment Report 2015 by Thomson Reuters

The Islamic Growth Markets Investment Report 2015 presents a ground-breaking view of looking at investment opportunities across the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member countries (57 member mostly Muslim majority.) Focused on fast growing consumer driven sector clusters of Food,

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Japan signs contracts for four new development projects in Afghanistan

Japan has signed four new development project contracts with different Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) under the country’s “Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects (GAGP)” program. The signing ceremony was led by Kenichi Masamoto, Charge d’affaires ad interim of Japan to Afghanistan in

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New IARCSC offices built in Baghlan

The Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC) in Baghlan is responsible for realizing reforms and providing civil services for the public, as well as offering a wide range of training measures to the civil servants in different government

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Germany pledges to continue helping Afghanistan

In a meeting with Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister, Markus Potzel, the Ambassador for Germany promised the commitment of his country to helping Afghanistan through their cooperation with the MRRD. Ambasador Potzel emphasized that his country

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Efficient Water Use Reduces Costs and Increases Agricultural Cultivation

Farmer Abdul Satar is about to pull up one of the metal hatches of the cemented canal to irrigate his own and his neighbors’ farmlands. The hatch is part of a lengthy canal system that has 160 openings of this

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