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An Afghan Mystery: Why Are Large Shipments of Gold Leaving the Country?

By MATTHEW ROSENBERG- The New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan — Packed into hand luggage and tucked into jacket pockets, roughly hewed bars of gold are being flown out of Kabul with increasing regularity, confounding Afghan and American officials who fear

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Helmand farmers in search of foreign markets for their products

Cotton, saffron, raisin and almond are the common agricultural products in southern Helmand. Director of agriculture in Helmand, Eng. Abdullah Ahmadzai, said his department is making efforts to look for foreign markets for the agricultural products of Helmand. Mr. Ahmadzai

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US citizen arrested on corruption charges in Afghanistan

Elton Maurice McCabe, a resident of Louisiana, was arrested on Thursday on corruption charges related to sub-contracting works in Afghanistan. Court documents claim that McCabe used the bribe he receives from subcontractors to pay for personal family expenses. According to

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Women’s welfare NGOs accused of corruption

Women’s Affair Director Anisa Imrani alleged that a number of women’s welfare NGOs operating in eastern Nangarhar province are misappropriating donor funds. She said the NGOs are operating without coordination with the Women’s Affair Department, allowing them a leeway to

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No political will to stem corruption- IWA

The Integrity Watch Afghanistan (IWA) has launched a public campaign for the eradication of corruption. “During the past three years, our organization’s anti-corruption campaign launched in seven provinces and the people have been able to closely monitor about three hundred

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“Powerful people have a hand in corruption”

Officials of the anti-corruption department in northern Afghanistan claim that those involved in corruption are powerful people who have connections from the lowest to the highest authorities that the department cannot fight against. Head of the Department Shamsullah Javed said

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Afghanistan makes it to the top list of the corruption index

Afghanistan, once again, is ranked as the most corrupt country by the Transparency International, receiving 8 out of 100 marks. The other two countries that made it to the top list are North Korea and Somalia, each having the same

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Greece the most corrupt country in the EU

According to the Transparency International’s 2012 Corruption Perceptions Index recent survey on 176 countries worldwide, Greece is perceived to have the most corrupt public sector of all 27 EU countries. The country’s economic turmoil and widespread tax evasion has caused

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REPORT OF THE PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO THE KABUL BANK CRISIS

Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s first private bank and the representative of the first experience of Afghans with formal banking structures, collapsed nearly two years ago after a number of individuals embezzled million of dollars money that belonged to the citizens. The

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Hamid Karzai is responsible for Kabul Bank crisis-Abdul Qadir Fitrat

Former Afghan Central Bank Chief Abdul Qadir Fitrat alleged that the government is also responsible for the crisis of the Kabul Bank, adding the main individuals behind the collapse of the bank are still free and have not been questioned

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Millions of dollars smuggled out of the Kabul Bank to foreign countries

The Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee released on Wednesday an 87-page report on the embezzlement at the Kabul Bank, Afghanistan’s first private bank. The Committee’s Chairman, Drago Kos, said USD 5bn was illegally transferred abroad. Also on Wednesday,

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Probe over USD 9mn spent on the Afghan embassy in Japan

Afghanistan attorney office seeks to investigate the USD 9mn spent on the restoration of the Afghan Embassy in Japan. “This investigation is carried out upon the request of the House of Representatives,” said deputy head of the attorney office Rahmatullah

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Illegal outflow of money from Afghanistan affecting the currency

Da Afghanistan Bank Head Noorullah Delawari linked the recent depreciation of Afghani currency to the illegal outflow of foreign currency from Afghanistan crystallized by external factors including the US sanctions against Iran and the resultant pressure on the riyal. Mr.

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Two more suspects in the collapse of the Kabul Bank brought to the court

The second day of the prosecution on the fall of Kabul Bank was launched on Saturday. Twenty-two people have been alleged for embezzlement of Kabul Bank money and only seven of them have attended the court to present their information

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Serious efforts to resolve the issue of the Kabul Bank- IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday Afghanistan has achieved progress in structural reforms; however, efforts should be intensified to resolve the Kabul Bank issue. Paul Ross, head of an IMF mission that wound up Kabul talks with Afghan

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EU to aid 60mn EUROS to Afghan government

The European Union will aid 60mn EUROS to the Afghan government for the purpose of good governance and justice. Of the total aid, 40mn EUROS is allocated for the good governance and rule of law sector and the remainder goes

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Afghan scholars can play a key role in good governance

Ministry of Education holds a three-day seminar under the title of “Role of Scholars in Good Governance”. According to the Ministry’ officials, Islamic scholars can play a key role in good governance by preaching and raising awareness about it among

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No major financial crisis in Afghanistan post 2014- Minister Zakhilwal

Speaking at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Finance Minister Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal assured the legislators that Afghanistan will not face a major financial crisis after 2014, when many of the foreign troops withdraw from the country. There have been

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Residents complain about the quality of the newly built road in Helmand

Residents and officials complained that the 22km road linking Lashkargah with Nawa district in southern Helmand province is constructed with using substandard materials. Costing USD 7.5mn, the road is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Director

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Abdul Ghafar Dawi has not yet returned Kabul Bank loans-Hameedullah Mohebbi

Head of the Kabul Bank Receivership Department, Hameedullah Mohebbi, said Abdul Ghafar Dawi, ower of the Dawi Oil Corp, has not yet returned a loan of worth about USD 40mn to Kabul Bank. Mr. Mohebbi called on Abdul Ghafar Dawi

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Afghanistan must tackle corruption to entice investors

A senior American official, Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake, urged the Afghan government to open up its economies to woo foreign-direct investments from the US by ensuring good governance devoid of corruption. As the US

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All properties of Kabul Bank must be sold in one month- President Hamid Karzai

President Hamid Karzai has assigned the Kabul Bank’s Receivership Department to sell all assets of Kabul Bank within a month. A meeting, chaired by President Karzai, was held yesterday to examine the progress and attainment of Kabul Bank loans. The

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Boost in Nangarhar Revenue

Officials from the customs department in Nangarhar province have reported that Nangarhar experiences a 20% increase in the state revenue from last year. The increase in revenue is linked to the decline in corruption in the government offices and also

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Citizen Information Center Brings More Transparency and Accountability to Kabul Municipality

USAID Press Release-The Kabul Municipality inaugurated today the first Citizen Information Center (CIC) in Afghanistan.  The CIC is located within the Kabul municipal offices in downtown Kabul.  The CIC was created by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Bribes to customs officials cause prices of sacrificial animals to skyrocket-Afghan merchants

Afghan livestock merchants in eastern Nangarhar province have accused border officials for demanding backhander from traders, as a result of which the prices of sacrificial animals have shot up. According to one buyer, the price of an ox was around

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