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Disparity between Afghan high officials’ income and assets

The High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOO) have begun investigating the land-holdings of about 70 top Afghan officials, after discovering the disparity between income and assets. The Anti-Corruption department recently announced that a number of high-officials refuse to register

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Trade with Pakistan has reached USD 5bn

Trade with Pakistan has increased to USD 5bn compared with USD 100mn a decade ago. Despite the tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan at the Karachi Port, Afghan Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Janan Mosazai emphasized on improving trade relations with Pakistan. He

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Government agencies must restrain from excessive spending-President Hamid Karzai

President Hamid Karzai urged ministries and other government agencies to avoid excessive expenses. The decree was made available to all the ministries and government agencies through the presidential newsletter. The implementation of the decree will be supervised by the Secretariat

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Kabul to complain to UN over Islamabad’s hindering of Afghan goods at Karachi Port

The Afghan government has agreed to drag the matter of Afghan traders’ woes in a written complaint to the UN and the US, if Islamabad persists to hinder Afghan goods at the Karachi Port. Deputy chief of the Afghan Chamber

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Denmark to continue their assistance to Afghanistan

Danish government has pledged to stand by the Afghan government post-2014 and assist the country with developing its economy. According to the Copenhagen post, Denmark will provide USD 96mn (530mn kroner)  per year between 2013 and 2017. Based on Denmark’s

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Tajikistan to export one billion kilowatt hours of electricity to Afghanistan

Head of Barki Tochik state energy Abdullo Yeroz announced Wednesday at a press conference in Dushanbe that Tajikistan is planning to export more than one billion kilowatt hours of electricity to Afghanistan in 2013. Tajikistan experiences electricity shortages of about

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Afghan women engaged in saffron business

Negin Saffron is the brand name and registered trademark of The Afghan Women’s Saffron Association (AWSA), which is an umbrella organization of several women, that led saffron growers and processers in the Herat province. AWSA consist of over 1000 of

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Afghan women’s business flourished by small loans

A number of Afghan women have achieved impressive progress in their business using the small loans provided to them. Small loans ranging from 25,000 AFN to 250,000 AFN are made available through four representatives of the Microfinance Bank operating in

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Five vocational institutes to receive internet services

Afghan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said Tuesday that five vocational institutes of the Ministry of Education will have internet access in the next three months. All the students around Afghanistan would be able to have full access to

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Azerbaijan to offer assistance to Afghanistan

Azerbaijan is willing to assist Afghanistan in fighting against drugs and insurgency and building Afghan infrastructure. Azerbaijan has allocated EUR 2m for implementation of different projects in Afghanistan and intends to continue further support to this country. Azerbaijan’s deputy foreign

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Transparency in Afghanistan’s national budget goes up from 21% to 59%

Deputy Finance Minister Mustafa Mastoor announced Saturday that transparency in the national budget has improved by 38% (from 21% to 59%). According to The Asia Foundation, the just-released Open Budget Survey 2012 has ranked Afghanistan as the second greatest improver

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“Kabul residents must assist the municipality with cleaning the city”

A number of Kabul residents said people must participate in keeping the city clean by assisting the municipality. “Cleanliness is the duty of all our citizens. Our city is our home. In order to protect ourselves from various diseases, we

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Pakistan yet to build the Jalalabad-Torkham road

Public Works Minister Najibullah Awjan said work on the second lane of the Jalalabd-Torkham would be launched soon upon the completion of the survey next week. The project was initially launched with financial support from Pakistan, but the project has

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Herat shoemakers protest in support for domestic products

Hundreds of Herat shoemakers protested in front of the governor’s office, asking the authorities to support domestic products and increase import taxes on shoes. The domestic footwear is currently facing a tough competition from Chinese and Pakistani products that have

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School Opening Ceremony in Belambai Village Draws Large Turnout

PANJWAI DISTRICT, Afghanistan – More than 50 local villagers and district elders attended a school opening ceremony in Belambai village, Panjwai district, Kandahar province, Jan 16. District Governor Haji Faizal Mohammad, District Minister of Education Izzatullah, District Mullah Shariffuddin and

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Afghanistan joins Better Than Cash Alliance

Today the government of Afghanistan announced that it has joined the Better Than Cash Alliance by committing to transition significant volumes of cash payments to electronic. The Better Than Cash Alliance works with governments, the development community and the private

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Afghan commerce ministry fixes the rate for liquefied gas at 55 AFN per kg

Amid complaints about the sales of liquefied gas at high rates ranging between 65 and 70 AFN,  the Ministry of Commerce and Industries announced on Monday that the rate for liquefied gas is fixed at 55 AFN per kilogram in

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Distribution of Afghan electronic ID cards to begin in March

The formal distribution of Afghan electronic ID cards will begin mid-March this year, the Afghan telecommunication and information technology announced today. The purpose of the electronic ID cards is to ensure transparency in the voting process, as all voters would

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Importance of Public Private Sector Partnerships for Afghanistan

Promoting efficiency and innovation, Public Private Sector Partnerships (PPP) is seen as the predominant model for future government procurements. PPPs are increasingly seen by governments, aid organizations, and the international community as the best way to leverage resources to meet

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Afghan cement factories to be put up for bidding

Three major Afghan cement companies will be put out for bidding by the end of the March, said the Ministry of Mines. Last year in March, the Pesghaman Company of the Islamic Republic of Iran won the bid to establish

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Afghan carpet producers seeking to establish carpet weaving institute

The Afghan Carpet Producers and Exporters Association has approached the Commerce and Education Ministries to help set up an educational institute of carpet weaving. The Association believes the establishment of an educational institute would help the industry grow by enhancing

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Afghan Govt Rejects Gallup Poll on Internet Reach

Tolo News- The Afghan government has dismissed the findings of international research consultant Gallup that only three percent of Afghan households have access to the internet, saying internet coverage is closer to 20 percent. Gallup released a report this week

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Afghan Carpets Selected for International Carpet Awards

Tolo News-Two Afghan carpets, woven in Bamiyan and Kabul, have been selected for the international Carpet Design Awards at the DOMOTEX Flooring Trade Fair 2013 in Germany, the Afghan Carpet Producers and Exporters Union said Wednesday. The Union has said

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Stranded fruit issue to be taken up with Uzbeks

Pajhwok Afghan News- A delegation is leaving for Tashkent in the nearest future to take up with the Uzbek authorities the issue of a stranded train loaded with dried fruit belonging to Afghan traders at the Hairatan port, officials in

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Finance Minister cynical about the US commitments

Afghan Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal told media on Tuesday that the Afghan government has asked Washington to release the USD 825mn aid within the next two months. With regards to the US commitments to Afghanistan, Minister Zakhilwal expressed his

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