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).
Newsweek: In most of the world, an amateur astronomer can drive to a dark place, set up a telescope and enjoy the beauty of the sky above. But in Afghanistan, a country plagued by 36 years of war, a few men gathered around a telescope pointing toward the sky, in the middle of nowhere, looks pretty