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Afghanistan’s National Institute of Management & Administration boosts works prospects

The National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA), established in 2009, has become one of the most attractive centers of youth education in Afghanistan. Today, NIMA has an enrolment of approximately 1,000 students, including nearly 300 female students. NIMA, located

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First half year of National Unity Government marked with economic stagnation

Afghanistan’s economy has shown a declining trend ever since the formation of the National Unity Government (NUG). The leaders of the business community have voiced concerns about the dwindling business activities. According to a recent assessment by the Central Statistics

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Welfare projects benefit over 3,000 families in Badghis

24 public welfare projects have been completed by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) in Badghis. The projects include the construction of  protective walls, Gabion walls, a water reservoir, a community center,

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Financial management training conducted in Samangan

One of the biggest problems public servants in the Afghan government face today is the lack of proper training needed to stay up to date with the new methods necessary to do their jobs. In a bid to address this

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France pledges to continue helping Afghanistan

In a meeting with Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Minister, Jean-Michel Marlaud, the French ambassador to Afghanistan said that his country has a long standing relationship with Afghanistan and will continue to help the Afghans by fully

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The Netherlands to give Afghanistan 180 milllion Euros in aid for the next three years

During a press conference in Kabul, Bert Koenders, the Foreign Minister for Holland and Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Dutch Defense Minister  announced that their government has pledged to give Afghanistan 60 million Euros in aid every year until 2017. This press

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The 87th Academy Award Winners and Nominees for the 2015 Oscars

A full list of winners for the 87th Academy Awards. Best picture Winner: Birdman American Sniper Boyhood The Grand Budapest Hotel The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Best director Winner: Alejandro G Inarritu, Birdman Wes Anderson, The

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Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development signs contracts for 15 new projects

Nasir Ahmad Durrani, the Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, has signed contracts for 15 new projects with private construction companies. Of the 15 projects, 10 are part of  the National Rural Access Program (NRAP) and 5 are water supply

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Japan Supports Natural Disaster Risk Management Activities in Afghanistan

In partnership with the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Government of Japan have signed an agreement to implement a project aimed at reducing risks in natural disaster-prone communities in Afghanistan and strengthening

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First USAID Promote scholarships awarded

A group of young Afghan women was selected as the inaugural recipients of the USAID-funded Promote Scholarships program. Five women already studying at the American University of Afghanistan and eight women who will travel to the American University of Central

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Ten welfare projects completed in Balkh

The National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) has completed ten welfare projects in Balkh province. These projects were implemented in a number of villages of the Charbolak district. With 10 percent contribution from

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China’s richest man was rejected from 30 jobs

China’s richest man is Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group. Alibaba Group is a Chinese e-commerce company that provided consumer-to-consumer, business-to-business and business-consumer sales services via web portals. It was founded in 1998 by Jack Ma who

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Kazakhstan to host ESCAP meeting to discuss Afghan economic relations with Central Asian countries

A crucial regional economic conference is being hosted by the city of Almaty in Kazakhstan. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss perspectives of economic relations and trade between Afghanistan and other Central Asian countries, as well as issues

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Trans-Afghanistan gas pipeline at its final stage

Negotiations for the much-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project have reached the final stage. Indian Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that project would soon become a reality, as the project is at its final stage. The 21st Summit

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Welfare projects help over 14,000 families in Samangan

Sixteen welfare projects have been completed in various villages of Darah Sof Balla, Khuram Wa Sarbagh and Feroz Nakhchir districts of Samangan province. These projects include retaining walls, drinking water wells, the repairing of a bridge, and the construction of

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Afghan and Pakistani officials reach an agreement on undocumented Afghan refugees

Close to two million Afghans are reported to be living in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area and the northwestern parts of Baloochistan. Most of these refugees were born and raised in Pakistan during the last 30 years, but are still considered citizens of

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Over 4,000 families benefit from welfare projects in Khost

The National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development has completed 29 welfare projects in Khost province. The districts that will benefit from the project include Matoon, Mandozai, Tanai, Mosakhil, and Nadarshakot districts of Khost province. Completed

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Calligraphy exhibition held in Herat to celebrate International Women’s Day

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. In order to show appreciation for and celebrate the day, ten female calligraphers in Herat organized a calligraphy exhibition with the help of the Human Rights’ Commission and the Department of Information and Culture.

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The Ministry of Mines & Petroleum will launch three big projects in the north, next year

In a trip to Balkh to evaluate and oversee the Gas and oil activities, Daoud Shah Saba, the Minister of the Mines & Petroleum Ministry said that his ministry will soon begin work on three big projects in the north

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Infrastructure projects completed in Kunar Province

23 infrastructure projects have been completed in Kunar Province. Funded by the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD) with ten percent contribution of the community, the project was completed at a cost of AFN

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A new vegetable and fruit market opens in Khost

A new fruit and vegetable market has opened in the Southeastern part of Khost province. Located near the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the market has around 250 shops equipped with all the needed facilities

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Indian Foreign Secretary visits Afghanistan to further enhance relationship between the two countries

In a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul ,Indian Foreign Secretary Subhramanyam Jaishankar (S. Jaishankar) talked about a variety of issues concerning the relationship between India and Afghanistan, stating that India has helped Afghanistan develop its human capacity

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Raisin factories close down around the country despite a rise in exports

Afghanistan annually exports four different types of raisins to different continents  around the world including Europe, the Americas, and other Asian countries. This year alone, 22,000 tons of red raisins have been exported abroad. New processing methods, the increase of

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Over 3,000 families benefit from the completion of welfare projects in Uruzgan

17 welfare projects have been completed in a number of districts in Uruzgan province. These districts include Chora, Dehrawood, Gizab, Shaheed Asas and many areas of Terenkot, the capital of Uruzgan. These projects, which were completed at a total cost

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Control of major departments at the Hamid Karzai International Airport being returned to Afghans

During the last thirteen years, control of the Kabul airports has been mainly handled by NATO and International Assistant Forces (ISAF). Now it seems that process will gradually change. According to reports, during the current month, the control of the

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