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,
Narratively.ly: Millennials are roughly defined as those born between the years 1980 and 2001. In Afghanistan, this definition carries an added layer of significance, as these years are the bookends of two particularly catastrophic periods of conflict: 1980, the first year of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and 2001, marking the beginning of the U.S.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty December 7, 2016 Afghans are increasingly uncertain about their future because of insecurity, corruption, and rising unemployment, according to a new poll. According to the annual survey released on December 7 by the Asia Foundation, 29.3 percent of Afghans polled said they believe the country is moving in the right direction
The Independent (UAE): A group of Afghan artists and activists are painting graffiti on the walls of government buildings, businesses and embassies in Kabul. They call themselves the Afghan “Banksy”. Click here to view more photos (external link).
Tolo News: A number of Pamir residents from Wakhan district in Badakhshan arrived in Faizabad, the provincial capital, on Thursday and lodged complaints about what they say are serious food shortages and a lack of health care facilities in their district. The residents said that government has forgotten about them and is not addressing their problems.
AP: Every day that Dil Agha works at his backbreaking job at a brick kiln on the outskirts of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, from before sunrise to well after sunset, he digs himself deeper into debt. He knows he will never be able to pay back what he owes to the kiln owner who lent him a
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News October 24, 2016 KUNDUZ, AFGHANISTAN — A bulldozer was busy clearing up the burnt remains of a shop destroyed during more than a week of fighting. Nearby, a man sold vegetables on a cart amidst heaps of charred bricks. Almost two weeks after the Afghan government, with NATO support, managed to fend
Wired: Anna Loshkin’s photographs show people relaxing in the most ordinary ways. Singing pop songs in a karaoke bar. Crashing bumper cars at an amusement park. Playing paintball. They could be in any city in the US, but they’re in Afghanistan. “Even in a war zone, you still want to have fun,” she says. Click here