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US government provides USD 50mn for job creation program in Afghanistan

The U.S. government is investing an additional $50 million in two on-going projects to stimulate immediate job creation for the Afghan people. “We recognize that the past year has been a difficult time for the people of Afghanistan,” said the

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Afghanistan levies USD 1bn illicit taxes on US-funded projects-SIGAR

The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) has said the Afghan Ministry of Finance has imposed nearly USD 1bn in business taxes since 2008. According to the report issued by SIGAR, the ‘illegitimate’ taxes are levied on 43 contractors

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Wisconsin National Guard agriculture team heading to Afghanistan to teach farming techniques

Madison, Wisconsin- About a dozen members of a Wisconsin National Guard agriculture team are preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. The Guard’s 97th Agribusiness Development Team will be sent off in style Thursday morning. Gov. Scott Walker and other Wisconsin National Guard

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