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Founder Institute partners with Afghanistan Center for Excellence to support Afghan startups

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has announced partnership between its Kabul Chapter and a local company, the Afghanistan Centre for Excellence (ACE), to support Afghan startups. Founder Institute will begin its third cohort

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33 infrastructure projects completed in Kabul province

Funded by the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD), 33 infrastructure projects were implemented in various districts of capital Kabul. The projects were completed at a total cost of AFN 36,933,000 in the

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Afghan private sector invests $105mn in 19 factories

Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, head of the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA), and Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal, senior advisor on economic officials to President Ghani, inaugurated the construction of 19 new industrial factories in capital Kabul on Tuesday. The new factories are

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USD 12mn project launched to transfer electricity from Kabul to Logar

The Afghan government has launched a project worth USD 12mn to transfer electricity from capital Kabul to Logar province. The project is funded by the US Corps of Engineering and is scheduled to be completed in one year. It includes

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Kabul residents protest, seeking compensation for the losses of houses

Residents in Char Dehi area of Kabul have rallied, seeking compensation from the Afghan government for their houses that were destroyed due to the expansion of a road in their area. The protestors have blocked a busy road linking the

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National Solidarity Program to implement dozens of projects in Kabul

As many as 67 development projects would be implemented in Kabul’s districts of Farza, Mirbachah Kot and Kalkaan at a cost of 126mn AFN through the National Solidarity Program (NSP) of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development. Head of

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American University of Afghanistan- A story of Afghanistan’s success

Foreign Policy.com- As the United States continues to withdraw troops and materiel from Afghanistan, the rhetoric from President Hamid Karzai’s administration wavers between being fairly pro-American and caustically anti-American, and speculation about reconciliatory negotiations with the Taliban and other insurgent

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America donates USD 249mn despite the recent rift between Kabul and Washington

The US has pledged USD 249mn to the Afghan government for enhancing counter-narcotics effort, strengthening good governance and facilitating crime investigation. An agreement to the effect was signed on Wednesday between Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Jawid Ludin and Coordinator Director

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Afghanistan signs contracts for the construction of dams with FAO

The contract for construction of small power and irrigation dams was signed between Afghan Minister of Energy and Water Mohammad Ismail and Food and Agriculture Organization representative Ousmane Guindo in Kabul on Sunday. Japanese government has pledged to fund the

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Multi-story flats to be built in Kabul

Two Turkish construction companies are awarded the contract for building several 15-story buildings in Khwaja Rawash area of central Kabul. Costing USD 80mn, the project will be jointly funded by the Turkish firms and the Urban Development Ministry. Urban Development

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French Cultural Institute launches the project of “Kabul 2050-the new face of the capital”

The French Cultural Institute has launched a new project called “Kabul 2050- the new face of the capital”. The Head of the Institute said the project is put together by students from Kabul universities and Polytechnic, who will be studying

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Distress on the rise as gas prices are increasing

As the winter season has approached, gas prices have jumped up by 30%. A number of Kabul residents blame the government for its lack of attention in this regard Presently, liquid gas is sold at 70 AFN per kilo, while

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The History of Football in Afghanistan

Written by Sayed Siawash Zimni-Tolo News In this special report, reporter Sayed Siawash Zimni looks at the history of football in Afghanistan from the time when it was first introduced in Afghanistan to this year’s first ever national league. An

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Japan’s million dollar aid to Afghanistan’s agriculture sector

Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal signed the USD 18.5mn contract with Hiroshi Takashi, Japan’s ambassador to Afghanistan, and the Head of the Asian Development Bank, Joji Tokeshi, on Wednesday. The aid money is allocated for construction of cold storage rooms,

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China-funded irrigation project helps boost farming

China Daily- As Chinese workers tried to complete in a few months an irrigation canal project in Parwan province that was built by China in the 1970s but left unfinished during ensuing wars, local people were looking to its completion

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Afghan-French delegation’s annual meeting on enforcing French deal

President Hamid Karzai and his former French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy signed a pact in Paris last year, where the French government has promised to stand by Afghanistan in improving security, agriculture and health sectors beyond 2014. In order to ensure

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De Spinghar Bazan vs Maiwand Atalan

Roshan Afghan Premier League featured De Spinghar Bazan vs Maiwand Atalan at the AFF Stadium, Kabul on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm. The two teams were vying for the overall APL 3rd place prize, but in an exciting match only

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Plan for water supply project in Kabul is completed

According to officials of New Kabul project, implementation of a water supply project will be initiated in the coming year. The project’s executive director Eng. Ghulam Hassan Hassanzada informed about the completion of the plan for the project at a

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22 power towers launched

Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) inaugurated 22 power towers in Kabul and provinces of Kapisa and Parwan. DABS CEO Abdul Razique Samadi, speaking at the inauguration ceremony of one of the towers, said 22 power towers are opened in the

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Jawzjan Bakery and Confectionery Businesses Have Switched to Gas System

Despite the poor facilities at Jawzjan’s Department of Health, the Department has managed to replace combustible materials like coal and wood used in restaurants and bakery and confectionery shops with liquid gas. “Two reasons why we arrived to the decision

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