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Socio-Economic Effects of Migration – Does Afghan media pay enough attention?

Afghanistan needs its young and educated people for the country’s sustainable development and a prosperous future. This was the conclusion of a media meeting in Herat on Tuesday, hosted by the Social Association of Journalists in North Afghanistan (SAJNA) and

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Nangarhar District Agriculture Offices gets reliable power using solar energy

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Capacity Building and Change Management Program II (CBCMP-II) is installing solar power systems for three District Agriculture Offices in Nangarhar that will provide renewable and uninterrupted electricity.   Reliable power at the District

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Top 10 richest actors in the world

Keanu Reeves- Net worth: $350 million He has a net worth that is about $350 million. You may know him for his role in the Matrix. This film was very popular at that time. Keanu Reeves made his wealth from

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Launch of the Afghan National Payment Switch: opening the gate to the global financial network

Afghanistan Payments Systems (APS) in close coordination with Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB) are launching a shared and Interoperable Card/Mobile Payment Switch in Afghanistan. Afghanistan Payments Systems is the only ‘Payment Service Operator’ acting as the national provider of secure financial

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Six Afghan female cyclists to participate in a tournament in France

Six Afghan female cyclists are invited to participate in an international tournament in France. The tournament is scheduled to be held in two weeks, Afghanistan’s cycling federation said. This comes after the cycling team’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Germany protests against trade deal between EU-US

Thousands of Germans protested against the a proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal that is being negotiated between the US and EU leaders. More than 30,000 rallied on the streets of Germany city of Hannover, carrying placards with

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CASA-1000 power project to launch on May 12th

The much awaited Central Asia South Asia electricity import project (CASA-1000) is slated for inauguration on May 12. The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) made the announcement on Saturday and said the inauguration ceremony would take place in Tajikistan

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Afghanistan’s first female-only coding school wins Google RISE Award

Code to Inspire–Afghanistan’s first female-only code school in Herat, is one of the 28 organizations from 16 countries to receive the Google RISE award. The Google RISE Awards is an annual grant program for informal education organizations around the world

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Afghan civil society expresses concern over illicit flow of money from Afghanistan

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) has released a fresh report on the outflow of cash from the country titled “Curbing Illicit Financial Flow in Afghanistan”. The report claims that about 67% of the financial funds are illicitly earned through money

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Herat University gets new Media Operations Center

The  Herat University Faculty of Journalism has opened a new Media Operations Center (MOC) with support from the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The MOC contains classrooms for Journalism classes as well as television, radio, and print studios. These facilities allow

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15 memorable dialogues from Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘FAN’ movie

Connection bhi na kamal ki cheez hai, Bas ho gaya toh ho gaya, Wifi Bluetooth se bhi zyada strong hai apna connection, woh sirf star nahin hai, duniya hai meri Apna Aryan hai, Amreeka nahin jo visa nahin lagega Film

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Civil rights icon Harriet Tubman to replace President Jackson on $20 bill

The US Treasury Department is set to announce Wednesday that civil rights icon Harriet Tubman is going to replace former President Andrew Jackson on USD 20 bill. Last year, reports had circulated from the Treasury Deartment that Alexander Hamilton, who

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Over 10,000 families benefit from projects in Khost province

About 10,245 families have benefited from 42 development projects that have been implemented in Zazi Maidan, Tanai, Bak, Sabary, Musakhil, Mandozai and Tarizi districts of Khost province. The projects are implemented by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry

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Iran encourages entrepreneurs to invest in Afghanistan

Iranian Ambassador to Kabul, Mohammad Reza Bahrami, said his country has been trying to encourage their entrepreneurs to invest in Afghanistan in order to create jobs for Afghans and provide cost-effective products to citizens. The envoy visited Kandahar in a

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Revised procedures and requirements for Indian visa for Afghan citizen/passport holders of Afghanistan

(i) All the fields in the Online Visa Application Form should be filled up completely and accurately including the full reference addresses in India and Afghanistan and all correct telephone numbers; (ii) Visa applicants are required to submit his/her own

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NSP completes development projects in Ghor province

As many as 38 public utility projects have been completed in Saghar district of Ghor province at a total cost of  AFN 49,285,000 by the National Solidarity Program of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD/NSP). According to NSP

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Orchards being planted in Samangan with support from World Bank

The National Horticulture and Livestock Program (NHLP) has begun planting orchards of different fruits on 1,066 acres of land in northern Samangan province with financial collaboration from the World Bank. The NHLP provincial director for Samangan, Eng. Abdulah Majeed Khairkhwa,

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DPG advocates for extended regional cooperation to Afghanistan

The Delhi Policy Group (DPG) in its latest report titled “The Troubling Transformations in Afghanistan” has assessed Afghanistan’s security, political and economic transformations and has advocated for extended regional cooperation to Afghanistan. The report calls for the regional countries to

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First commercial sterilized soy milk factory will soon launch in Afghanistan

Nutrition and Education International (NEI) is partnering with an Afghanistan business partner to create a commercial sterilized soymilk for Afghanistan’s private sector in the coming months. The factory will be able to produce soy milk on a large scale for

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New study identifies trade opportunities on both sides of Afghan-Tajik border

By: Ahmad Masoud The results of a field study, recently conducted in the towns of Khorog and Ishkoshim in Tajikistan and Shegnan and Ishkashim in Afghanistan, indicated that a number of value chains offer potential for short-term scalable interventions which

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Belarus, Tajikistan to develop trilateral cooperation with Afghanistan

Belarus and Tajikistan have agreed to promote trade and economic interests in cooperation with Afghanistan. An agreement to that effect was reached during the meeting between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Tajikistan Oleg Ivanov and Tajikistan Prime Minister

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India pledges $20.4mn in fresh aid to Afghanistan

The Afghan and Indian governments signed 12 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth  USD 20.4mn on Wednesday in fresh development aid to Afghanistan. The MoUs were signed by the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and a number of the Afghan

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President Ghani should review his decision of merging AISA: Afghan Senate

The Meshrano Jirga, the Afghan Senate, demanded President Ashraf Ghani to review his decision of merging the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA) into the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI). Praising AISA’s leadership for its efforts in attracting investment, lawmaker

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Chabahar port agreement finalized

The draft Chabahar Agreement was finalized among officials from Afghanistan, India and Iran on Monday in New Delhi, India. The meeting was attended by Afghan representatives from ministries of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Industries, Transport and Civil Aviation, Afghanistan’s railway

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Afghanistan wins AIM 2016 Investment Award

The Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) recognizes the top investment support agencies from across the globe after observing their strategies, programs and achievements in attracting investment in their countries. This year’s ceremony was held at the Dubai World Trade Center from

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