The Media Line: The Afghan government has appointed the first female director-general for its state-run film production company, Afghan Film Organization (AFO). Sahraa Karimi, 36, is a prominent filmmaker in her own right. She has more than 10 years of experience in the field and has directed more than 30 films. She is the only woman from
Tolo News: The winner of the 14th season of the country’s top reality show, Afghan Star, was, this time, an Afghan girl, Zahra Elham, who narrowly got more public votes than another finalist Wasim Anwari. Elham, 18, is from Afghanistan’s Ghazni province. Elham’s success in the Afghan Star was met with many encouraging posts by social
Tolo News: Afghanistan National Cricket Team has beaten Ireland by seven wickets inside four days in Dehradun, Indian on Monday and claimed their first Test win. It was Afghanistan’s second Test outing after making their five-day debut last year when they lost to India in Bangalore. Click here to read more (external link).
Tehran Times February 26, 2019 At the inauguration ceremony of the new export route in Nimruz that would allow the war-ravaged country have access to markets overseas, President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan was slowly improving its exports in a bid to reduce its trade deficit. “Chabahar port is the result of healthy cooperation between India,
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan February 24, 2019 Afghanistan has sent its first exports shipment to India through Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port. The port on the Indian Ocean, inaugurated in 2017, has been built largely by India and will provide a key supply route for Afghanistan while allowing India to bypass rival Pakistan to trade
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team broke a few records in T20 Int’l cricket as they got a total of 278 runs for three in their allotted 20 overs against Ireland in the second T20I of the three-match series in India on Saturday. With this, Afghanistan surpassed the record-highest T20I total of 263/3 by Australia, which they posted
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