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Afghanistan’s Insurance Association receives funds from USAID-FAIDA

The Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA), which works within the framework of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has awarded a grant to Afghanistan’s Insurance Personnel Association (AIPA). AIPA is a recently established

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16 new Salam antennas to be installed in Maidan Wardak

Run by the Afghan Ministry of Information and Telecommunications, Salam Telecom Company has planned to install 16 new antennas in central Maidan Wardak province. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the antennas will cost 70mn AFN and will help expand

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Afghanistan’s Central Bank to pump more US dollars into the market

In a bid to stabilize the Afghani currency the Central Bank of Afghanistan (Da Afghanistan Bank-DAB) announced injecting up to USD 100mn cash into the market. The Bank dispatches USD 50mn weekly to the market and getting Afghani in exchange

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Investing in Afghanistan’s Future; U.S. Embassy Announces Open Application Season for Academic Exchange Programs

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy Kabul has announced the open application season for three U.S. government-sponsored academic exchange opportunities for qualified Afghans during the 2016-17 academic year. Beginning April 1, 2015, applications will be accepted for the

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Building Markets for Afghan Artisans Abroad

At a time when many Afghans are worrying about diminishing markets for their products, Storai Staniza, 23, is experiencing enormous demand for her jewelry work — only a month after graduating from the Turquoise Mountain Institute. Her early success is

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Vulnerable Afghans to receive Saudi Arabian dates for Ramadan

Thousands of Afghan students and their families will be receiving dates in the coming months from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). The donation of 54 metric tons of dried dates was officially

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Afghan Senate approves “Wedding Law”

The Afghan Senate has approved a law that regulates wedding prices in the country. The “Wedding Law” was passed by the House of Representatives last year when a number of Afghan youths had complained about the soaring wedding costs. Millions

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National Industrial Festival opens in Kabul

The National Industrial Festival was inaugurated by President Ashraf Ghani in the Loya Jirga tent on Tuesday in a bid to boost domestic production in the country. Traders from various sectors of the economy are showcasing their products at the

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14 Afghan students complete training on mining in Germany

As part of a series of training measures run by Germany’s program for academic mining education in Afghanistan (AMEA), 14 highly qualified Bachelor candidates returned from a two-month study program at the Bergakademie technical university at Freiberg in Germany. They

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