Tolo News: The International Olympic Committee elected nine new members on Tuesday – one of which is an Afghan woman, Samira Asghari. Asghari, 24, has been a member of the Athletes’ Entourage Commission since 2014 and is the first Afghan to ever be elected to the IOC. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports
1TV: Afghanistan has secured first place among 123 countries on right to information laws.cThat is according to the Halifax-based Centre for Law and Democracy and human rights organization Access Info Europe which published the annual list to mark International Right to Know Day. The rating system uses a 150-point scale to indicate the strength and weaknesses
Tolo News: The Independent Civil Aviation Authority of Afghanistan on Thursday assumed full control of Afghanistan’s airspace after almost 26 years. Presidential Palace said in a statement that a new radar system was inaugurated in the presence of President Ashraf Ghani at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Click here to read more (external link).
VOA News | June 29, 2018: Since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001, women in Afghanistan have broken many taboos in the ultra-conservative, male dominated society. Sport is just one of the fields in which women are now actively participating. VOA’s Hedayatullah Noori recently spoke with the country’s first female paraglider [Lida Hozori] and
VOA News | June 6, 2018: A group of Afghan female deminers is being trained in Bamyan province in central Afghanistan. Many civilian casualties in Afghanistan are attributed to explosive remnants of war and other improvised explosive devices. The Danish Demining Group pledges to train more women in this field, if the initiative is approved in
Khaama Press: The Afghan government has appointed a woman (Munira Yousufzada) as the deputy governor of capital Kabul amid ongoing efforts to increase the role of women in the key leadership positions… The Independent Directorate of Local Governance informed regarding the appointment of another woman as deputy governor of Nangarhar province. According to IDLG, Habiba Kakar Qazizada
Tolo News: For the first time a woman has been appointed as chairperson of a district in Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province. Friba Ahmadi, was appointed chairwoman of the 5th district of Mazar and took up the reins this week. The 36-year-old university graduate said she is confident of her abilities and addressing people’s problems will be
Ayaz Gul VOA News March 27, 2018 ISLAMABAD — The NATO-led military alliance in Afghanistan announced Tuesday that the Afghan Air Force (AAF) had dropped its first laser-guided bomb on a Taliban compound and had destroyed it. The Resolute Support Mission said the AAF last Thursday tasked its A-29 light attack aircraft squadron to use the