AA: Having survived the bloody conflict, the story of Fawzia Koofi, 44, Afghanistan’s first woman member of parliament over the past three decades, encapsulates the trials and tribulations of an ordinary woman under different regimes in the war-torn country. Of late, she has emerged as a crucial and vibrant voice for Afghan women. Click here to
The Guardian (UK): The presenter, pop star and women’s rights activist Mozhdah Jamalzadah talks about fleeing her country, before returning and revolutionising Afghan TV – Jamalzadah was five when her family escaped Afghanistan, eventually settling in Canada. In 2009, in her mid-20s, she returned to Kabul after being invited by a new TV station to host
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: The son of revered Afghan resistance fighter Ahmad Shah Masud says he wants to make his late father’s goal of creating a moderate Afghan state a reality. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan, Ahmad Masud warned against any peace deal with the Taliban and explained why he’s following
Tolo News: Former governor of the northern province of Balkh and CEO of Jamiat-e-Islami party of Afghanistan, Atta Mohammad Noor, says he is ready to join the Taliban if needed to prevent the establishment of a government which comes to power through an unfair and rigged election. In an exclusive interview with TOLOnews, Noor warned
PRI’s The World: A Taliban spokesman agreed to answer a few questions from the group’s political office in Doha, Qatar. The spokesman, Sohail Shaheen, sent the answers to The World via voice and text messages on WhatsApp. Click here to read more (external link).
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan April 15, 2019 Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, one of Afghanistan’s most notorious former warlords, said there is “no doubt” neighboring Pakistan supports the Afghan Taliban. In an interview with RFE/RL in the Afghan capital on April 14, Hekmatyar also expressed hope that talks scheduled this week between the Western-backed Kabul government and
Tolo News: In this program, host Sadaf Amiri discusses the Afghan peace process with the Second Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq who attended the Moscow talks which were held on February 5 and 6.