Khaleej Times: Afghanistan launched on Monday 43 tenders for natural resource projects as part of a global initiative to attract investment into its mineral sector that has assets estimated to be worth $1 trillion. Afghan Minister of Mines and Petroleum Nargis Nehan said 14 tenders would be opened for large-scale projects to international companies through a
The Guardian (UK): The Women by Women project commissions local female photographers to tell the stories of trendsetting women and girls, in countries where the charity ActionAid works. The series starts with these stories of radical women in Kabul, including a street artist, a kickboxer and a politician. Click here for more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 30, 2019 U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, who is an activist for refugee-related causes, has urged in a speech at the United Nations that women be represented in the peace process aimed at ending the long conflict in Afghanistan. “In Afghanistan thousands of women have recently come together in public risking
Reuters: Allegations of sexual abuse of members of Afghanistan’s national women’s soccer team by sport officials have resulted in missed paychecks after sponsors pulled out, taunts and entreaties from parents to their daughters to quit playing. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: The winner of the 14th season of the country’s top reality show, Afghan Star, was, this time, an Afghan girl, Zahra Elham, who narrowly got more public votes than another finalist Wasim Anwari. Elham, 18, is from Afghanistan’s Ghazni province. Elham’s success in the Afghan Star was met with many encouraging posts by social
By Ron Synovitz & Khan Mohammad Seend Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty March 19, 2019 KABUL — A female Afghan lawmaker who slapped and cursed a police officer during a Kabul traffic stop is defending her actions, telling RFE/RL the officer first struck her with his fist, pushed her, insulted her, and smashed the butt of
1TV: World soccer body FIFA has extended the provisional ban on the president of Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF) Keramuddin Karim by a further 90 days. In December last year, Karim was banned by FIFA for 90 days due to probe into allegations of abuse in the country’s women team. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: Hawa Alam Nuristani, the new head of the Independent Election Commission, on Wednesday said the commission is resolute towards using biometric identification devices in the July 20 presidential elections in the country in order to ensure transparency in the process. She said the election management bodies will prefer to involve the youths and the