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YouTube Channel on At-Home Workouts for Afghan Women

Shamila Kohestani, the former captain of the Afghan Women’s National Football Team, has launched a YouTube channel where she teaches physical activities in Farsi to help women in Afghanistan do exercise at home. There are only a few gyms in

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Women in Business Regional Trade Fair Opens in Herat

The second Forward Together: Women in Business regional trade fair opened today in Herat. The three-day event (March 7-9) coincides with this year’s observance of International Women’s Day. The event is one of three regional trade fairs that USAID supports

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Improving Livelihoods of Afghan Women Through Credit Shura

One of the most difficult challenges for female farmers and women who operate agriculture-related businesses in Afghanistan is access to credit.  In addition, many women often do not understand how credit can help grow their businesses. To address these challenges,

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Afghan Entrepreneur Among 2019 GIST Tech-I Finalists

Afghanistan’s start-up owner, Ali Reza Hussaini, is selected as one of the 24 finalists of the 2019 GIST Tech-I competition. Hussaini is the owner of MEND Afghanistan—an initiative by Afghan youth who have come together to make a difference through

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Afghanistan’s “Real Time Data Management” Contract a Yay or Nay?

The Afghan government recently signed a contract with an American company on the establishment of the Real Time Data Management System that will ensure transparency in the collection of the 10% tax on mobile phone top-ups. The news made quite

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Today’s Exchange Rates in Kabul Market

1USD 1 دالر 74.85 1 EUR 1 یورو 84.80 1 POUND 1 پوند 97.80 1 S.RIAL 1 ریال سعودی 19.80 1 UAE DIRHAMS 1 درهم امارات 20.30 1 FRANC 1 فرانک 74.20 1 AUS $ 1 دالر آسترالیا 52.40 1

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Afghanistan Wins at SAARC Women Entrepreneur Awards

Afghan woman entrepreneur Zarghona Walizada won the SAARC Women Entrepreneur Award at the first SAAR Women Entrepreneur Awards hosted in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Walizada is the owner of TacTaz Shipment and Freight Forwarding Company. The first ever SAARC Women Entrepreneur

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Afghanistan Donates $1mn to Palestinians

The Afghan government will contribute USD 1 million in aid to the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency. “Based on our long-standing policy of brotherhood, support and solidarity with our Palestinian brothers and sisters, Afghanistan will make a contribution of one

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Afghanistan Signs Contract To Establish Transparency In Phone Top-Up Tax Collection

The Afghan government signed a contract on the establishment of the Real Time Data Management System that will ensure transparency in the collection of the 10% tax on mobile phone top-ups. This comes 3 years after the 10% tax on

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Private Sector Involvement In Afghan Energy Production

The Afghan-German Cooperation’s Energy Sector Improvement Program (ESIP) conducted a workshop at Serena Hotel in Kabul on Wednesday.  The workshop aimed at identifying and assessing the private sector’s needs for fulfilling its role in promoting Afghan energy production.  In total,

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$1.2mn Donation From Japan For Mine Clearance Projects in Afghanistan

The Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan announced its new contribution to two demining projects in Parwan, Kapisa and Nangarhar provinces. An agreement to that effect was signed between Keiichi Hara, Chargé d’ Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Japan

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China Becomes Russia’s Biggest Trade Partner

China became the biggest business partner of Russia with 24.5 percent increase in business transactions. Trade turnover between the two neighbors reached USD 108.3 billion in 2018 Before China, European countries like Germany, Netherlands, Belarus and Italy were the biggest

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Afghan Agricultural Exports Attract Investors at Gulfood 2019

Exporters of Afghan high-value food showcased their products for international buyers from February 17 to 21 at the Gulfood Exhibition, the world’s largest food and beverage trade show. About 27 businesses displayed Afghanistan’s finest fruits, saffron, nuts, spices, vegetables, and

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Afghanistan Sends Its First Shipment to India via Chabahar

Afghanistan’s first shipment was sent to India from the western Nimroz province through the Chabahar port on Sunday. The shipment contained 570 tons of goods carried by 23 trucks. Addressing the inaugural ceremony on Sunday, President Ghani said the Chabahar

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Afghanistan Exports $47mn Worth of Figs This Year

Afghan Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) said that Afghanistan has produced about 25,000 tons of figs this year. According to the figures form the ministry, USD 47 million worth of figs have been exported to India, UAE, Europe

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E-Governance Center in Afghanistan—A step Toward Combating Corruption

For the first time Afghanistan will try e-governance services that can ease many governmental services to people.  This center will handle many services, including the delivery of ID cards, driving license, work license, passport and certificates.  It’s a major step

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Japan Contributes $13mn To Help Drought Victims

A generous contribution of US$13 million (¥1.44 billion) from the Government of Japan enhanced WFP’s provision of life-saving assistance through food and cash transfers to more than 675,000 people across Afghanistan.  This contribution that came at the end of 2018

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Afghanistan Signs Contracts Worth $12mn At GulfFood Expo

Exporters of high-value Afghan food products are showcasing their goods for international buyers this week at the Gulfood Exhibition, the world’s largest food and beverage trade show. Over 50 Afghan businesses are attending the five-day exhibition in Dubai from February

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Afghan Exports on Display at World’s Largest Food Fair–GulFood 2019

Exporters of high-value Afghan food products will showcase their goods for international buyers this week at the Gulfood Exhibition, the world’s largest food and beverage trade show. Over 50 Afghan businesses are attending the five-day exhibition in Dubai from February

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Afghanistan’s First Convoy of Goods Arrive in Herat Via Lapis Lazuli

Nearly two months ago five trucks loaded with 180 tons of Afghan products and goods were sent off sent from Herat to Turkey for its final destination to Europe. Two months later these trucks have returned bringing back oil, solar

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Japan Willing to Assist in Modernizing Afghanistan’s Agriculture

A group of 28 Afghan investors have attended the GulFood 2019 agricultural expo in Dubai. The Afghan part of this expo was inaugurated by Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Nasir Ahmad Durandish, on Sunday. On the sidelines of the

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Trip to Mars Will Cost $500,000

The SpaceX company announced in a tweet that the first passengers space ship will launch in 2024 and it will cost a little less than $500,000. Elon Musk owner of SpaceX company said they were trying to decrease rate of

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Afghanistan Added to EU’s Dirty-Money Blacklist

Afghanistan is among the European Commission’s blacklist of nations that are considered a threat because of poor money laundering controls. Saudi Arabia, Panama and four U.S. territories are added to the list. Other states included are: North Korea, Ethiopia, Iran,

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China to Build Up Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossings

The Chinese government has decided to build modern reception centers, cold storage rooms and fresh water supplies on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border crossings. Chines delegations said the modernization of the pathways is to provide better services for trade convoys and the

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European Commission Recognizes Afghan Woman As Leading Young Peace-Builder

Young Afghan woman Ayesha Hashem has been selected as one of the leading young peace-builders to represent Afghanistan in the One Young World—an initiative dedicated to preventing and countering violence extremism, promoting peace-building efforts and conflict resolution. The initiative, run

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