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Participation of Young Afghans In Agriculture Competition

All around the world, farmers lose money because of produce lost during harvest season, which also results in less food on the market. At the same time, as youth increasingly move to cities, fewer youth are interested and involved in

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Afghan Female Entrepreneurs Enter Market With Support from USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) supported 15 young entrepreneurs who graduated from a 4-month long training program provided by the Founder Institute, one of the world’s premier startup business accelerators. With local chapters or representations across over 180

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Republic of Korea Provides $16mn To WFP Resilience-Building Work in Afghanistan

The Republic of Korea  provided US$16 million (₩18.3 billion; AFN1.24 billion) to the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Afghanistan.  The ceremony held today in recognition of this was attended by representatives from the Republic of Korea, the Afghanistan Ministry of

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Afghan Women’s Career Development Center Help Women Find Jobs  

Afghanistan’s Civil Service Institute’s (ACSI) Women’s Career Development Center has the equipment and information system it needs to help women who are seeking employment.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided computers, small office equipment and a management information

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Afghanistan Considers Issuing Bitcoin Bond

Afghanistan expressed desires to issue Bitcoin bonds at the annual Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), held in Washington, D.C. on April 14-18. According to Asia Times, Governor

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How to Facilitate Afghan Enterprises’ Access to Finance?

TheAfghan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) and the Ministry of Industries and Commerce (MoIC) conducted a National Public and Private Dialogue (NPPD) on access to finance for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) on Wednesday.  Around 100 people, including women

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Sixty Women Complete Internship Programs in Kandahar

Sixty women graduates received government-issued certificates today recognizing their year-long training and work experience through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) internship program. USAID’s internship program equips women with the knowledge and skills to qualify for jobs with the

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Germany Commits AFN 5.1 Billion To Afghanistan

The German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) committed to investing about AFN 5.1 billion (EUR 59 million) in Afghanistan, focusing on good governance, sustainable economic development as well as urban development and municipal infrastructure. An additional AFN 8.7

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Pakistan Airspace Closure Inflicts $12mn Worth of Losses on Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said the country has suffered USD 12 million in losses since the closure of Pakistan’s airspace. Pakistan closed its airspace in February after India launched air strikes on militant bases across the border in Pakistan in

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Land Acquisition for TAPI Gas Pipeline Project to Begin Soon

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline requires a 600km by 44meters area of land, as per the plan. Practical work on land acquisition for the project is expected to kick off this week, according to the Afghan Ministry of Urban Development

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Afghanistan’s Postal Services Partially Digitalized

Most of the offices of Afghan Post, the national postal organization, are now able to provide online services after being connected to the fiber optic network. This is part of a one-year project that has cost USD 900,000. In the

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Reliable Electricity for 14,000 Citizens in Takhar

About 14,000 locals from villages of Hazar Sumuch and Kunjak in Takhar province will benefit from a reliable energy supply. Funded by the Afghan-German Cooperation, the 124-million Afghani project will be implemented by Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS). The project

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US Congressmen Speak Against IMF Bailout to Pakistan to Repay Chinese Debt

A number of US lawmakers have voiced their concerns over the multi-billion bailout package that Pakistan has sought from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to repay the “Chinese debt” accumulated under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In a letter to

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Saudi Arabia May Support Financing TAPI Gas Pipeline

Local news sources from Saudi Arabia say that the country is studying the issue of supporting financing for the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline projects. “Saudi Arabia’s support of gas exports from Turkmenistan to India is the biggest shift in world

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Afghanistan, Belarus Sign Bilateral Trade Agreement

An MoU on bilateral trade and economic cooperation was signed between senior officials from Afghanistan and Belarus on Thursday. “The Republic of Belarus is ready to cooperate with Afghanistan in areas of export of machinery, agriculture, joint investments and expansion

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