Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty October 16, 2018 Dozens of Afghan police officers have been killed in two attacks claimed by the Taliban in north and central Afghanistan, just days before parliamentary elections that the militants have threatened to disrupt. A militant assault on security outposts in the northern Samangan region on October 16 killed several
AFP: Afghanistan’s only female provincial governor has been replaced by a man, an official said on Wednesday (Sept 27), in a blow to women politicians in the patriarchal country. Masooma Muradi had faced strong resistance from religious conservatives and political opponents since her appointment in 2015 as governor of Daikundi, a remote province in central Afghanistan.
Indian Express: Surrounded by male advisors and condescending “mansplainers”, Masooma Muradi holds her own against a deep underswell of sexism in a society unaccustomed to women exercising authority. Breaking new ground as Afghanistan’s only female governor, Muradi’s ascent to the top post in remote Daikundi province is a remarkable feat in Afghanistan, where stubborn patriarchal traditions are
AOPNEWS | December 20, 2015 Ghulam Naser Khaze, originally from Herat province, has been appointed as the new provincial governor of Ghor, according to Afghan media reports. Khaze replaces Seema Joyenda who was recently re-appointed as the deputy governor of Kabul. According to an Associated Press report, Joyenda was re-appointed after intense pressure and threats