Ahmad Mohibi via The Diplomat: Vice President Dostum’s return to Afghanistan underlines the complexity of the battle for political influence. The underlying problem in Afghanistan is longstanding ethnic conflict and fears. Throughout history, Pashtuns predominantly ruled the nation and considered themselves the dominant ethnic group — but were not the majority of the population… The technocrats – represented
1TV: Abdullah said that declaring safe zones for terrorists who carry out terrorist attacks against the Afghan people is not logical. The ‘safe zones’ for the Taliban had been proposed by Hizb-i-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and it surfaced more during the government’s unilateral ceasefire with the Taliban. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday warned that climate change will take a serious toll on Afghanistan by 2050. “Afghanistan will experience an increase of approximately 1.5 degrees Celsius in mean temperature and a doubling of population by 2050,” Abdullah said in his address to delegates. Click here to read more (external link).
DW: On widespread corruption and human rights abuses in Afghanistan, the country’s chief executive, Abdullah Abdullah, said: “Nobody had promised that Afghanistan will be paradise as a result of the two, three years of the unity government but we have promised to take steps, which we have done.” He admitted earlier this year that his
Khaama Press: Abdullah says Osmani is one of the successful and active ministers of the government and the majority of the projects in the Ministry of Energy and Water have been inaugurated or due to be inaugurated under the management of Mr. Osmani. He says Osmani will remain as the Minister of Energy and Water and
Reuters: Abdullah Abdullah, the political leader who twice backed down from election disputes that plunged Afghanistan into crisis, said on Thursday he had not ruled out standing again next year, and might agree to share power with his opponent. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Speaking at an event titled “Women’s role in water resources’ management” held on Tuesday in, Kabul Abdullah stressed on water management in the country. “Water is being used ruthlessly in the capital and other provinces that creates challenges for the new generation [in the country],” he said. Click here to read more (external link). Related
Ayaz Gul VOA News May 3, 2018 ISLAMABAD — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani launched long-delayed electronic citizen ID cards Thursday, but his governing partner, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, boycotted the ceremony and questioned the legitimacy and timing of the process. The president and first lady Rula Ghani, along with several top officials, received their ID cards,
Tolo News: Speaking at the 26th anniversary of Mujahideen Victory in Kabul on Saturday Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that elections must be transparent and fair. Ghani said the presidential elections will be held before Jawza 1398 – May 2019. Click here to read more (external link). Related Abdullah Sees Election As Key To Solving Problems
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 25, 2018 The Afghan Interior Ministry says a former lawmaker and his bodyguard were gunned down in the capital, Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said Rafiullah Gul Afghan and his bodyguard were shot dead late February 24 when gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the northern Kabul neighborhood