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Stories about Afghanistan

4 October 2019

Can the 2019 presidential election alleviate rampant poverty in Afghanistan?

“I have had already this powerless feeling, and there was nothing to do, except voting."

16 August 2019

Refugees in West Java, Indonesia have no access to education so they established their own school

Refugees can spend many years in Indonesia without possibility of permanent settlement.

23 May 2019

Afghanistan's ‘Art Lords’ on painting change at street level

"The common people like this work. The art is for them."

25 March 2019

Afghan government is ready for talks with the Taliban, but are their victims?

Crossfire, improvised explosive devices, assassinations, bombings, nighttime raids on homes of suspected insurgents and airstrikes have been blamed for high civilian casualty numbers.

15 March 2019

Afghan women send a message to government, Taliban: We want in

"Peace does not just mean an end to the war. No country can be successful in its national programs without the participation of women."

4 March 2019

Meet the heroes helping Afghanistan's suicide bomb victims rediscover hope

“Everyone there was telling Shukria that she would not able to walk, but I was telling her that she had to walk.”

17 February 2019

Dapper former eye surgeon retrains sights on Afghanistan’s presidency

Few give 2014's runner-up Abdullah Abdullah a hope of winning and his entry into the race has given many a feeling of deja vu.

10 February 2019

‘Serene and committed.’ This legendary Afghan educator's legacy will burn brightly through generations

"This is a huge loss for Afghanistan, a country too poor when it comes to such figures."

29 January 2019

Larisa Pak is the last Korean standing at Tajikistan's hardscrabble border with Afghanistan

Up to 200,000 ethnic Koreans were deported to Central Asia from the Russian Far East by Soviet authorities during the 1930s.

6 January 2019

Trump unleashed a collective facepalm in Afghanistan with account of 1979 Soviet invasion

"We're caught in the middle. End of story."

21 December 2018

Defying the odds as a woman entrepreneur in Afghanistan

After years of struggle Shukria Attaye owns a successful dairy farm that counts her elder brother among its employees.

30 November 2018

How fake news and misinformation are stirring ethnic tensions in Afghanistan

"The truth is that the image circulating is fake. It belongs to Wakil Kohsar and was taken in 2016, two years ago."

20 November 2018

How negligence helped the Taliban plunge one of Afghanistan's last peaceful regions into chaos

Local sources in Malistan and Jaghori told Global Voices that F-16s flew over the skies for days without intervening.

30 October 2018

Was Afghanistan's long-delayed and stretched-out parliamentary vote a success or a failure?

"Can we hold presidential elections with the same @IECAfghanistan leadership? Logistical and technical failures beyond frustrating."

18 October 2018

How much blood will the right to vote cost Afghans?

Elections set for October 20 are a cause for celebration but also an excuse for militants to ramp up attacks.

5 October 2018

‘My message is my car': Afghan innovator challenges youth to make something from nothing

"Just start your work. Do your work with what you have now. It's time to start."

10 September 2018

More Afghan journalists killed as militants ramp up attacks on Shiites

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"He was live moments ago on tv without knowing he himself will be making the headlines moments later. RIP dear friend."

22 August 2018

Water shortages weigh heavy on Afghanistan

The capital Kabul is already thirsty, and its population is set to grow by over a third in the next three decades.

8 August 2018

What destiny for diversity in Afghanistan? The case of Sikhs and Hindus

"So sad! I can’t imagine their grief and pain when leaving the country, especially, Avtar Singh’s family whose wounds are still fresh!"

24 July 2018

Why Bamyan province brings out the best of Afghanistan

"These pictures give us a clear message: security, awareness and gender equality. I wish to have such gatherings in all provinces."