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Nimroz transporters accuse ACCI of graft

A number of transporters in Nimroz raised their voices against the issue of graft hindering their business activities. According to Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN), the transport unions and drivers have warned of going on strike if the issue of bribery

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SIGAR warns of graft draining Afghan government revenue

The US Special Inspector for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) in its latest report has warned of corruption that has threatened functioning of the Afghan government and drained Afghan government revenue, adding that the problem could worsen if gone unchecked. This comes

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Paktia residents allege corruption in education department

Residents are infuriated by the endemic corruption in education department of Paktia. They alleged that presence of graft has prevented proper construction of playgrounds at four different schools: Abdul Hai Gardezi, Shari Nawan, Khwaja Hassan and Babrak Khan. According to

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Tonnage scales on the highways shut down

The Ministry of Public Works (MoPW) announced that the tonnage scales installed on the highways to weigh freight vehicles have now been shut down. This comes as many traders and truck drivers had become skeptical of the scales and claimed

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Corruption in Afghanistan is mostly caused by foreigners-Afghan journalists

Afghanistan is ranked one of the most corrupt nations yet again by the monitoring organization called Transparency International in its annual report of Corruption Perception Index. The ranking of the countries is based on data collected from the World Bank,

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Balkh customs revenue drops amid declining fuel imports

Balkh Customs Department officials have reported that revenues generated from import fees have declined by 20% from last year. The officials have attributed the drop in revenue to the dwindling imports of fuel materials. Hairatan port, located to the border

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Afghanistan’s Corruption remains to be a threat to aid uses beyond 2014

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the USD 8bn of international annual aid pledged to the Afghanistan beyond 2014 may easily be robbed by the endemic corruption existing in the government. The international community recently pledged

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Afghanistan’s Corruption remains to be a threat to aid uses beyond 2014

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the USD 8bn of international annual aid pledged to the Afghanistan beyond 2014 may easily be robbed by the endemic corruption existing in the government. The international community recently pledged

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Afghanistan’s Corruption remains to be a threat to aid uses beyond 2014

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the USD 8bn of international annual aid pledged to the Afghanistan beyond 2014 may easily be robbed by the endemic corruption existing in the government. The international community recently pledged

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Afghanistan’s Corruption remains to be a threat to aid uses beyond 2014

According to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the USD 8bn of international annual aid pledged to the Afghanistan beyond 2014 may easily be robbed by the endemic corruption existing in the government. The international community recently pledged

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Reward and punishment system needed to tackle corruption in Afghanistan

Leading the list of the world’s most corrupt countries, Afghanistan is continuously facing challenges from its endemic corruption. According to a recent report by the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC), graft has increased at the government level,

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Afghanistan must fulfill its promises, in order to be eligible for further aid

If Afghan government fails to tackle corruption and to spend the financial aid allocated to the implementation of intended projects, the US might cut of off additional aid to Afghanistan, warns a senior US official. Alex Thier, director of the

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