BBC News: Two Americans attempted something unconventional. Lyricist Charlie Sohne and composer Tim Rosser created a musical about a subject even Afghans would consider too sensitive and unsettling – “bacha bazi” or “boy play”. The show has also faced criticism for promoting bacha bazi as a tradition that is accepted in Afghanistan. “Bacha bazi is
1TV: Polio immunization campaigns have resumed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, months after COVID-19 left 50 million children without their polio vaccine, United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday. Click here to read more (external link).
NBC News: In mid-July, reports emerged about Qamar Gul, 15, who says she gunned down two fighters with her father’s AK-47 weapon. Almost immediately, the story electrified some in Afghanistan, a country buffeted by decades of war. “Yesterday it was Malalai, today it is Qamar Gul,” said Turkmen, a student of political science, comparing her
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By Roshan Noorzai, Khalil Noorzai VOA News | July 23, 2020 An Afghan girl who shot and killed two Taliban fighters after they reportedly killed her parents in Taywara district of central Ghor province has been relocated to the provincial capital, Feroz Koh, for her safety, according to Afghan officials. Qamar Gul, 15, said the incident occurred
By Mansoor Khosrow & Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 22, 2020 FIROZ KOH, Afghanistan — It was about 1 a.m. when a group of men banged on the front door of a mud-brick house in a village in central Afghanistan. Startled, 15-year-old Qamar Gul jolted out of bed and grabbed her younger brother.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: In Afghanistan’s Badakhshan Province, more children are working in the poppy fields and selling opium after schools were shut because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
1TV: Nearly three-quarters of children in Afghanistan simply want to go back to school and play with their friends, according to a survey by Save the Children. With schools in Afghanistan closed since 14 March to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, approximately 10 million children have had their education interrupted and many without access to
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health on Friday reported 276 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 932 samples tested in the last 24 hours. The ministry also reported eight new deaths and 132 recoveries. With this, the total confirmed cases reached 30,451 and deaths reached 638 while there have been 10,306 recoveries countrywide
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 26, 2020 The U.S. State Department has added Afghanistan to a list of nations doing little to stop human trafficking, saying Kabul has failed to properly address child sexual slavery and the recruitment of child soldiers. In its annual Trafficking In Persons Report released on June 25, the department included Afghanistan in