Khaama: Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs of Afghanistan Abdul Ghani Baradar on Wednesday on the occasion of Eid al-Adha prayer said there is enough work in Afghanistan, adding foreigners fuel the rumor of unemployment. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama: Ramiz Alakbarov, the Deputy Special Representative of UNAMA on Tuesday in a press conference said that Afghanistan’s gross income has declined by 35 percent, and nearly 700,000 people have lost their jobs over the past 18 months. Mr. Alakbarov added that 65 percent of the people need humanitarian aid, and millions are on the
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 13, 2023 ISLAMABAD — Economic hardship and media restrictions stemming from the 2021 return to power of Afghanistan’s Taliban have reportedly forced approximately 34% of radio stations to shutter operations in the country, rendering hundreds of men and women jobless. The Afghan Independent Journalists Union (AIJU), a Kabul-based local media monitor,
Wire spools turn in a factory in Paktia Province, Afghanistan, where youthful workers produce cabling needed for electrical devices — but face electricity outages themselves. Workers and managers hope for investors to expand opportunity, but the World Bank forecasts a dramatically challenged Afghan economy, largely cut off from foreign aid since the Taliban takeover in
8am: Reliable local sources in talking to Hasht-e Subh say that the Department of Vice and Virtue Promotion of the Taliban summoned all the owners of coffee shops in Herat on Wednesday, September 21, and ordered them to stop their business or face the consequences. Sources in Herat say that with the closure of coffee
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi March 20, 2022 Hundreds of former Afghan government judges from 34 provinces who had been removed and replaced by the Taliban have filed suit to regain their jobs. In a March 20 news conference, the former judges demanded that the Taliban government return them to their positions and provide them with six
Tolo News: Findings by the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled show that at least 2.5 million Afghans are unemployed and the occupational safety in government and non-government institutions remains fragile. Last December, ILO (International Labor Organization) said in a report that Afghanistan has the highest number of unemployed workforce in the world. Click
Tolo News: According to the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled, two million Afghans are unemployed in the country. At least 24 percent of qualified Afghans are job seekers across the country, the labor minister Faizullah Zaki said, stressing the need to create an effective solution to overcome unemployment in Afghanistan. Click here to read
Al Jazeera: Unemployment stands at more than 40 percent, and most young people do not have an education. Those that do, find jobs in other countries. However, the president’s plan poses new dangers. Al Jazeera’s Tony Birtley reports from Kabul.
VOA News March 4, 2018 WASHINGTON, GHAZNI, AFGHANISTAN — Provincial officials in eastern Nangarhar province expressed concerns over the dozens of youths in the province recruited by Islamic State (IS). “I have received reports from districts that unemployment, poverty and IS recruiting efforts have led to youths joining the terror group’s ranks,” Matiullah Ahmadzai, director of