RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan: Mohammad Mirza cuts a striking figure on the streets of Kabul, bristling with bright green plastic watering cans he sells to passersby. He says he’s 97 years old. Copyright (c) 2018. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, Ste 400, Washington DC 20036.
Reuters: Pension liabilities — set to swallow the equivalent of a third of the current $5 billion budget within 15 years unless something is done — typify accumulated problems the government is now trying to tackle. “Previously, they kicked the can down the road and it’s snowballing right now and needs to be fixed,” said Deputy