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US contributes $20mn to WFP to provide food assistance to Afghanistan

A contribution of US$20 million from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) will enable the World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan to provide food assistance to more than 577,000 people in need. Nearly 70 percent of the money will

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International community pledges continued political & financial support for Afghanistan

Afghan government officials briefed delegations from 29 countries and donor institutions on various issues including government’s efforts to combat corruption, increase national revenue and implement reforms in government institutions at the Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB) in Kabul. President

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Afghan government to build 20 more dams

The Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW) plans to build at least 20 large and medium-sized dams in the country to improve management of water resources. This comes after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized the Afghan government’s water management and

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Afghans turning to US dollar for major business deals

The use of US dollar is becoming more prevalent among Afghan businessmen as Afghani currency remains unstable. Local businessmen find US dollar a more stable currency and use it in major deals including car deals, house purchases and land transactions.

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Shops being built on land taken back from illegal gunmen in Maimana

The Afghan government is building 27 shops on state-owned that was grabbed by illegal gunmen 16 years ago. The shops are being built in the first police district of Maimana city, capital of northern Faryab province, at a total cost

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Turkmenistan begins preparation for building Afghan section of TAPI

Turkmenistan has completed evaluation of the much-awaited Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline and is preparing for building the Afghan section of the pipeline, announced chairman of the project, Muhummet Murat Amanov, on Thursday at the “TAPI and Its Impacts on the

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Regional countries pledge to enhance ties

Leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan attended the tripartite meeting in Dushanbe and pledged to enhance ties. The three leaders appreciated the shared historic, religious and cultural values and bonds between the peoples of the three countries, emphasized the importance

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Bank of America and IEEW team up to support women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan & Rwanda

The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) and Bank of America have renewed their partnership on the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program to support women entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Afghanistan. More than 600 women entrepreneurs from Rwanda and Afghanistan have

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1,200 chalk boards for 185 schools in Baghlan Province

The Afghan-German Cooperation handed over 1,200 new chalkboards to 185 schools in 15 districts of Baghlan province. More than 80,000 students will now benefit from classrooms equipped with proper boards. The German government funded the activity at a total cost

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7 agreements signed between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan

The governments of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan signed 7 agreements concerning bilateral cooperation in various fields at the end of a meeting on Monday between President Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmen counterpart. The agreements signed between the two countries include bilateral

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Australian firm to work on 2nd phase of Salang tunnel

The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced on Monday that the contract for the second phase of Salang tunnel was awarded to an Australian company. Funded by the Asian Development Bank, the USD 30mn contract is to conduct technical and

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Main trade route between Afghanistan and Pakistan reopens

Trade activities will soon resume through the Ghulam Khan trade route between Afghanistan and Pakistan after its reopening on Monday. The trade route was closed during a military offensive in the tribal region of North Waziristan.  However, the Angor Ada

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President Ghani heads to Turkmenistan

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left Kabul on Monday morning on a one-day official visit for Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan, where he will meet his Turkmen counterpart to confer on bilateral ties. According to a statement from the presidential palace, President

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Lapis Lazuli Corridor agreement to be inked in near future

Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi in his recent trip to Georgia discussed the Lapis Lazuli transit Corridor with officials from the four countries along the Corridor: Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. According to reports, an agreement is set to be

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