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Roots of Peace remains committed to support Afghanistan despite the attack

Roots of Peace CEO and Founder, Heidi Kuhn, said her organization would continue to support Afghanistan despite the recent attack on their compound in Karte Chaar, Kabul on Friday. The suicide car bomb followed by at least three armed men

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Economic development a priority for most of the Afghan presidential candidates

Afghan Presidential candidates rolled out their plans on their first campaign day that kicked off on 04 February 2014. Economic development, corruption and women’s rights were the common voice among most of the presidential candidates. The candidates, however, have kept

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Selling of voter cards, a new thriving business among Afghans

As Afghanistan presidential election looms, concerns are sparking over a fraudulent election process. The next election is due to take place on 05 April 2014, when President Hamid Karzai’s term comes to an end. Of the 27 candidates nominated for

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UN pledges technical and financial support for Afghanistan’s 2014 election

The United Nations (UN) have pledged to provide technical and financial support for Afghanistan’s upcoming election, in an effort to ensure a transparent and fair election. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, UN Special Representative Jan Kubis stressed on a

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UN pledges technical and financial support for Afghanistan's 2014 election

The United Nations (UN) have pledged to provide technical and financial support for Afghanistan’s upcoming election, in an effort to ensure a transparent and fair election. Addressing a press conference in Kabul, UN Special Representative Jan Kubis stressed on a

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IEC to deploy mobile registration team to make Afghan voting process more inclusive

Afghanistan’s next election is scheduled for April 5, 2014, and preparations for elections are in high gear. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced that over one million voter cards have been distributed so far and voter’s registration process has been

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Government officials confer on “Afghanistan after 2014”

Afghan government officials gathered on Friday for the ” Afghanistan after 2014 and beyond” meeting. The meeting touched on topics of peace process, the upcoming presidential election, the security transition and reduction of foreign aid. With regards to the security

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Government officials confer on "Afghanistan after 2014"

Afghan government officials gathered on Friday for the ” Afghanistan after 2014 and beyond” meeting. The meeting touched on topics of peace process, the upcoming presidential election, the security transition and reduction of foreign aid. With regards to the security

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Polling stations should be accessible for persons with disabilities: Afghan civil societies

Civil societies working for the rights and rehabilitation of Afghans with disabilities recommended the independent election commission to provide necessary facilities for the people with disabilities in the polling stations. They also recommended that the polling stations should be accessible

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President Karzai orders the distribution of electronic IDs to begin in February

President Hamid Karzai sent a decree ordering the relevant ministries to begin the distribution of electronic identification cards as scheduled in early February. The new IDs include biometric data such as finger prints and eye scans, mainly aimed at ensuring

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IEC support for using old registration system receives criticism

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) recently supported the decision of the Afghan government to use the old registration system, citing insufficient budget of the government as the main reason. Afghan political parties have expressed outrage about this stance, warning of

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IEC Opposes Karzai's Comments on Old Voter Cards

Tolo News-There will be no transparency in the 2014 presidential election if the old voter cards are reused, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Tuesday in response to President Hamid Karzai saying new cards will not be issued. IEC chief

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IEC Opposes Karzai’s Comments on Old Voter Cards

Tolo News-There will be no transparency in the 2014 presidential election if the old voter cards are reused, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) said Tuesday in response to President Hamid Karzai saying new cards will not be issued. IEC chief

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UN reiterates its commitment to assisting Afghanistan

On the occasion of United Nations Day, the secretary-genera’s special representative Jan Kubis acknowledged the United Nation’s commitment to working together with the Afghan people to achieve peace, stability, prosperity and economic development. “The UN family is here to support

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Afghanistan’s shortage of funds for the upcoming election

The Independent Election Commission (IEC) of Afghanistan has said its facing shortage of funds to prepare the voter’s list for the upcoming elections. This time both presidential and provincial elections would be held at the same time said the IEC

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Afghanistan Election to cost USD 80 million

The Head of Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IED), Fazel Ahmad Manawi, said on Wednesday that in order to have a free presidential election devoid of any fraud a budget of USD 80M is required. The discussion on  budget is in

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