The Economic Times: Currently Daftar houses four startups and Fatimie says the co-working space is in negotiation with another three to join. ACE also has a small start up fund/micro venture fund to help the startups. Big marquee VCs and investors are missing, which means no Sequoia, Accel or Tiger, and it is mainly donor fundings
Geo TV: The only all-female coding school in Afghanistan is aiming to bridge gender gaps in a society which considers tough work like programming men’s expertise. Code to Inspire is the first ever only female coding school in Afghanistan. Established in Herat in the year 2015 the school now looks to expand in Mazar-e Sharif. Its founder and
Huffington Post: A new female-only coding school is helping launch a quiet revolution in Afghanistan, where computers are opening up the world to women and allowing them to escape decades of repression. When Fereshteh Forough graduated with a degree in computer science from Herat University, she knew she was an exception to the rule. Click here to
Ars: As a country that has been ravaged by war, terrorism, and mass corruption for the last 30 years, Afghanistan seems like the least likely site for technological development. However, following the American-led invasion of the country, Kabul’s basic infrastructure was quickly upgraded as expats and foreign military powers moved in. Click here to read more
Khaama Press: The Afghan government has brought changes in the controversial Article of Population Registration Act which was barring the distribution of electronic Identification (e-ID) cards. The changes in Article 6 of the Act have been incorporated during a meeting of the Law Committee of the Afghan Cabinet. The Office of the Second Vice President Sarwar Danish said
Tolo News: An exhibition held in Kandahar over the past three days displayed the results of at least 170 scientific experiments which were carried out by school students in the province. Participants of the exhibition, who brought their small innovations and discoveries for display, said Afghan schoolchildren are talented and should be provided with the
Mobile World Live: Karim Khoja, Roshan CEO, urged the global community not to forget the ongoing connectivity issues in Afghanistan, in light of recent problems in other parts of the world. Khoja opened up on some of the issues that exist in operating in Afghanistan, a country that continues to be plagued by political instability. Click
Los Angeles Times: Ibrahim Amiri, an amateur astronomer in Kabul, has begun teaching a new generation of young Afghans about the heavens. Click here to read more (external link).
IRNA: Afghanistan Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Spokesman, Yasin Samim said that an agreement has been reached for buying Internet services from Iran. Gateways would be created in Herat, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif for people to have access to Internet and the price would fall 20 to 25 percent. Click here to read more
Tolo News: Mohammad Amin Hassani, a 25-year-old Afghan, has invented several machines, particularly for bakeries, that are reportedly energy efficient – some running on solar energy. Click here to read more (external link).