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President Ghani bans Pakistan’s trucks from entering Afghan soil

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a decree on Sunday banning Pakistani trucks from entering Afghanistan. This comes as a retaliation to Pakistan’s constant stopping of Afghan trucks from entering its territory. According to Ministry of Transport, Pakistani trucks will

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National Procurement Commission approves 10 contracts

Chaired by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the National Procurement Commission (NPC) approved ten contracts worth 1.3bn Afghanis in their meeting on Monday. The approved contracts are as follows: Construction of the 100-bed hospital in Jawzjan province Construction of a 11-km

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Ghani calls for proper urban development planning

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani addressed the 12th Silk Road Mayors Forum and said there was a need for accurate planning to develop Afghanistan’s cities. He regarded Afghanistan as the key region in the Silk Road reconstruction and said countries involved

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Female entrepreneurs graduate from Afghanistan’s first private business incubator

The first group of young female entrepreneurs graduate from Startup Valley, Afghanistan’s first private business incubator. Operated by AGHAEZ Professional Services and supported by USAID: Promote Women in the Economy (WIE), Startup Valley encourages the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, especially

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China provides $1mn for nutrition assistance to Afghanistan

The World Food Program (WFP) received a US$1 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises in Afghanistan. The contribution will assist approximately 38,000

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Afghanistan to sign transport agreement with Central Asian States

The Afghan Ministry of Transport announced Saturday that an agreement was under consideration with the Central Asian States to resolve transport related issues on regional level. Addressing a press conference in Mazar-i-Sharif, Transport Ministry spokesperson Hekmatullah Qawanj said an agreement

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Afghanistan receives certificate of permanent membership to AIIB

Afghanistan received the certificate of permanent membership to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), according to a statement from the Afghan Ministry of Finance. The membership will provide financial and technical facilities for implementation of major national projects including solar

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Women in Civil Service: 40 Afghan women conclude internship program

Forty Afghan women finished a six-month internship program at 15 line departments in Taloqan, Takhar province. The program was aimed at preparing the participants for their professional career and increasing the number of female civil service employees. Financed by the

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Afghan economy could grow by 6.5% a year: World Bank

According to World Bank’s recently released report, Afghanistan’s economy could grow by 6.5% a year between now and 2030, if the country properly uses its resources, mainly in mining and agriculture sectors. The World Bank has called on the government

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USAID Empowers Young Female Medical Technicians

Thirteen young women are among the first to graduate from USAID Promote: Women in the Economy’s (WIE) Forward Together Scholarship Doppler Ultrasound course. Held at the Ariana Hospital, the subsidized course gave participants the skills needed to operate an advanced

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Afghan female entrepreneur hopes to promote domestic products

Female entrepreneur Kubra Dastagerzada started her food business four years ago with the hope to promote domestic products. She produces pickles and jams and sells them at local markets. Dastagerzada started her business with only 50,000 AFN in her house

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Afghan medal winners of Turkmenistan games receive large sums of cash prizes from President Ghani

The medal winners of the Turkmenistan games received large sums in cash prizes and appreciation letters from President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. The Afghan team bagged six medals in total at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Turkmenistan

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Afghan Women Chamber of Commerce & Industries officially launched

The Afghan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries was officially launched on Sunday by First Lady Lola Ghani. The idea for establishment of a separate chamber of commerce for women was proposed by the Leading Entrepreneurs of Afghanistan for Development

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Kam Air kicks off Delhi, Mazar direct flights

Afghan private airline company, Kam Air, kicked off the first direct flight between Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of northern Balkh province, and New Delhi, capital city of India, on Monday. According to the officials, two flights will take place between Mazar city

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Young Afghan girl wins prize in international WFP Children’s Design Competition

Artwork by Mariam Ahmadi has been named as one of the winners in the international WFP Children’s Design Competition for 2017, organized by the United Nations World Food Program. The winning design portrays Miriam’s experience of her school in Badghis

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