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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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Young Afghan artists to compete for Afghan Contemporary Art Prize

Young Afghan artists are prepping themselves for the Afghan Contemporary Art Prize competition that is held every year to encourage local artists to bring in creativity in their work and go beyond the traditional marketplaces and landscapes’ sketches. These artists

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The first cultural exhibition held in Kabul city

An exhibition of Afghan arts, paintings, calligraphy, books and handicrafts was held in Bagh-e-Babur of Kabul city on Tuesday by the Maihan Youth Organization and the Afghan Anti-Corruption Network with collaboration from the Kabul Municipality. The organizers regarded such exhibitions important

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Afghan female artist beats the odds to create art

Reuters-Charred bodies lie scattered against blood-stained walls and debris covers the ground. For Afghanistan, the only unusual thing in this gruesome scene is that the blood is red paint – and part of an art installation. It’s a work by

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An ‘Afghan redneck’ creates art in a war zone

CNN- Editor’s note: Aman Mojadidi is an American artist of Afghan descent who has staged public art projects in Afghanistan for the past nine years. He spoke at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh in June. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas

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An 'Afghan redneck' creates art in a war zone

CNN- Editor’s note: Aman Mojadidi is an American artist of Afghan descent who has staged public art projects in Afghanistan for the past nine years. He spoke at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh in June. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas

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Projects in Ghazni are 90% in progress

Ministry of Information and Culture has confirmed that reconstruction projects in Ghazni province would be completed by 2013. This comes amid concerns about the lack of preparations for Ghazni as the center for Islamic Culture and Civilization. Deputy Minister of

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Afghan piano students win 3rd prize in an international competition

Two students of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) finished third in their age category at an international piano competition held in Frankfurt, Germany earlier this week. This is the first time that any Afghan piano student participated in

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Rabia Balkhi-The female pioneer in the New Persian Poetry

Known for her beauty and for being the female pioneer in the New Persian Poetry, Rabia Balkhi was born in a royal family and was a native of Balkh in Khorasan (which is now in Afghanistan). Her father, Ka’b al-Quzdari,

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