By Radio Free Afghanistan March 1, 2021 A U.S. government watchdog says the United States has wasted about $2.4 billion on assets such as buildings and vehicles that were either unused or abandoned, had not been used for their intended purposes, had deteriorated, or were destroyed. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), which oversees
Ariana: Kandahar officials said on Saturday that the local unemployment rate is estimated to be at 80 percent due to the ongoing conflict that has raged for the past four months between the Taliban and the Afghan security forces in the province. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations said Thursday that everyday about one thousand Afghan citizens leave the country illegally. Ministry officials attributed this to poverty, unemployment and insecurity for most Afghan citizens, especially young people. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: Afghanistan reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu on a poultry farm in Herat province near the border with Iran, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: According to the Ministry, cases of officials charged with corruption and extortion of truck drivers on highways have been referred to the Attorney General’s Office for further investigation. The move followed a three-week strike by truck drivers over the corruption allegations. Click here to read more (external link).
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 19, 2021 Parwana, an Afghan mother of five, begs on the streets of the southeastern Afghan city of Ghazni. She says seeking charity is her only means of survival since her husband, a policeman, was killed by the Taliban two years ago. “When my husband was killed, I sent the
1TV: Hundreds of vehicles were burnt in a massive blaze that tore through the customs post last week. Iranian drivers say nearly a hundred of vehicles belonged to them. One of the drivers, as quoted by Fars news agency, criticized customs officials for stopping his vehicles for six days while usually it would be released
Tolo News: The joint task team made up of members of the private sector and the House of Representatives, which went to the Islam Qala customs area to investigate the cause of the fire that started on Saturday, said that a “non-standard method of sampling of liquid natural gas” by the Afghanistan National Standards Authority.
Ariana: Wahid Qatali, the governor of Herat, said on Monday that 70 trucks packed with commercial goods were looted during the devastating fire at Islam Qala land port over the weekend. According to the governor, Afghan commando forces found the empty vehicles in areas around the customs facility near the border crossing. Click here to
Tolo News: The massive fire at the border town of Islam Qala, 120 kilometers west of Herat city, has inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in financial damage to investors who kept their goods parked at the area and distributed them to other parts of the country once they were cleared through customs. Click here