There’s a new library in Kabul, Afghanistan, but this one has wheels, part of a wider plan to promote reading and literacy for the children and teenagers of Kabul. As VOA’s Sayed Hasib Maududi reports, those who want to read a good book just need to look for the blue bus. Faith Lapidus narrates.
AFP: For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains with their herds of livestock. Today they are stuck on the “roof of the world” — caught in Afghanistan’s remote and mountainous Wakhan Corridor with little hope of a way out. Political upheaval and violence
Millions of people saw our report on a 13-year-old Afghan boy supporting a family of nine, and many decided to help. Now he goes to school and has a normal childhood. (RFE/RL’s Afghan Service)
Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: In February 1961, Mary MacMakin arrived in Afghanistan with her husband and four children, landing on a snow-strewn runway in the capital, Kabul. It was a trip into the unknown for the 31-year-old aid worker and her family. Little did MacMakin know that her trip would kindle a decades-long dedication
ANI: Spice Digital Limited, a Spice Connect company recently announced to become the platform and service provider for Roshan Afghanistan to launch a Music Karaoke product. The collaboration is intended to increase the music portfolio of Afghanistan, through which their subscribers can access a huge content playlist. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: This year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) has hundreds of thousands of Afghans glued to their TV screens, every time Sunrisers Hyderbad play – and it’s all because of the country’s two exports, Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan, who play for the ‘Orange Army’. On the nights Sunrisers play, countless businesses across Kabul simply close
Hikmat Sorosh VOA News April 15, 2017 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — Steeped in centuries of seemingly impenetrable tea tradition, Afghanistan’s capital is getting a little coffee buzz. Nargis Aziz Shahi says business has been increasing day by day since she opened iCafe a couple of weeks ago. Looking a little like a brick-walled Starbucks with a distinctively
Xinhua: “The endemic war has destroyed our life, you see, it is more than three decades that the flames of war have been devouring the Afghans and this country. Today my greatest wish is to see ending of the war and restoring lasting peace in Afghanistan,” said a jubilant Kabul resident Mohammad Musa. Click here to
Global Research: Almost everyone I spoke to in Afghanistan agrees that things are rapidly moving from bad to rock bottom. Afghans, at home and abroad, are deeply pessimistic. With hefty allowances and privileges, at least some foreigners based in Kabul are much more upbeat, but ‘positive thinking’ is what they are paid to demonstrate. Historically one
Hekmat Sorosh VOA News / February 23, 2017 KABUL — At 21, Shagofa Alikozay is a bright woman who isn’t far removed from childhood in Afghanistan, which she illustrates with her photos, sketches and poetry. Her goal is to bring to light the challenges, problems and miseries of living in one of the world’s poorest countries,