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,
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) — Pakistan army said on Tuesday the country is not involved in acts of terror in neighhbouring Afghanistan. Comments by the army spokesman, Major-General Asif Ghafoor, came at a time when relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan is tense. Both countries routinely accuse each other of loose border control that enable the
Al Jazeera: Afghanistan’s history is full of such anecdotes and lore about a substantial thriving community of Hindus and Sikhs who have called this country their home over the centuries. But, sociologists note, the population of Hindu and Sikh minorities has seen a drastic decline over the past several decades. Click here to read more (external link).
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.
Tolo News: The CEO’s office said on Sunday that the National Unity Government (NUG) leaders have agreed on the roll out of electronic identity cards and that the process will start soon. Omid Maisam, deputy spokesman for the CEO, said the issuance of electronic identity cards is a priority for the NUG and its leaders are
AP: Captain Safia Ferozi, who was a refugee since childhood, is now flying a transport aircraft for Afghanistan air force. She is country’s second female pilot. This is a sign of the efforts being made by Afghanistan government to bring more women into the armed forces. Click here to read more (external link). Related Afghanistan’s female
The Mirror (UK): These images show the faces of Afghanistan’s people – in a region where the Taliban no longer exercise their rule of terror. Locals from the Afghan Pamir – an area between Tajikistan and Pakistan – are grateful for the peace of their region. Photographed by travelling snapper Eric Lafforgue, they live in a
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
KRBD: Sabra Simmonds lived in Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, serving as communications advisor to the Afghan Minister of Agriculture. She shared her experiences to a crowd of about 70 people during a presentation at the Ketchikan Public Library in mid-November. Joining, via Skype, was retired Lieutenant Colonel Khoshhal Sadat who served as an Afghan liaison to
The Guardian (UK): Life has not been easy for Paradise Sorouri. In the past seven years, the 27-year-old has been forced to flee her country twice, received more death threats than she can count, and was brutally beaten by 10 men on the street and left to die. Her crime? She covers her head with