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· March, 2008

Stories about Afghanistan from March, 2008

Afghanistan: Hazara People Want Justice

Mohammad writes that representatives of the Hazara ethnic group in Afghanistan arranged a large demonstration in Kabul on March 29, to stop migration of nomadic tribes that threatens agricultural sector...

Afghanistan: Aid Effectiveness in Afghanistan

Khushal reviews the recent study on international aid effectiveness in Afghanistan, which he says demonstrates the failure of international community in delivering what was promised to the Afghan people.

Afghanistan: Nato Now Fires $150,000 a Round

Sanjar says that the US and Canadian armies in Afghanistan are now using GPS-guided artillery shells at the cost of $150,000 a round. This is the most expensive conventional ammunition...

Afghanistan: UK Judges to Learn Sharia?

Sanjar reports that recently the Anglican Church's Archbishop Dr. Rowan Williams expressed that there was nothing wrong with the British legal system adopting some laws from Islamic shari'a and implementing...

Afghanistan: Intermission in Afghanistan

Hadi1121 analyzes the current state of affairs in Afghanistan, noting that increase in violence and lawlessness is widespread anywhere outside Kabul and the credibility of the Afghan government has gone...

Afghanistan: Why Grow Poppy

Joshua Foust analyzes approaches to the problem of opium production in Afghanistan, and says that addressing opium requires a vast, multi-dimensional approach, combining anti-corruption efforts, a massive influx of money,...

Afghanistan: Russia-NATO Near Deal

Patrick Frost says that a deal is in the works between NATO and the Russian government for greater cooperation in Afghanistan. The looming deal would possibly allow NATO troops the...

Afghanistan: Warlord as “Person of the Year”

Joshua Foust reports that Radio Free Afghanistan has named Gul Agha Sherzai, the governor of Nangarhar province, “Person of the Year” for advancing the cause of democracy, human rights, the...

Afghanistan: NATO Launches Psychological Operation Unit

Sanjar says that amidst increasing public criticism that NATO and its member states have faced lately in Afghanistan, a credible source within NATO contingent has confirmed creation of the Psychological...

Afghanistan: Women's Day in the Unrest Country

March the Eighth was the International Women's Day, a global celebration of the unsung heroes who make society function. Afghan bloggers noted it was happening, but placed the long struggle...

Afghanistan: “The Afghan Star” Fever

Hadi1121 reports that Afghanistan now suffers from a new kind of fever, “The Afghan Star” fever. This is an “American Idol” type show run by Tolo Television, where contestants sing...

Czech Republic: Czech Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

The Czech Daily Word reports on the death of a Czech soldier in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Why Can’t The Taliban Be Defeated?

Mohammad opines on the hard issue why can’t the Taliban militant be finally defeated after they withdrew from 95% of Afghanistan in 24 hours, but nobody still can pull them...

Afghanistan: Women Under Taliban and Now

Hadi1121 says that women in Afghanistan continue to suffer under the blessings of the Taliban, the tribal militias, religious fundamentalists and the government of Afghanistan. She offers a set of...

Afghanistan: List of country blogs

Afghanistanica offers a list of selected blogs that cover and analyze developments in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Protesting Geert Wilders

Joshua Foust opines on the protests of a few thousand people in Afghanistan against repeated reprinting in Denmark of cartoon images of the Prophet Mohammed.

Afghanistan: U.S. Pushes for NATO's Wider Participation

Patrick Frost reports that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked NATO members for greater participation in all aspects of the war in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Refugees Clash in Hungary

Peter Marton eyes a rare glimpse into the life of Afghanistani refugees in Hungary, where the Afghan and Georgian refugees clashed twice at the Debrecen refugee camp, fighting each other...

Afghanistan: Afghan Women Face ‘Violence Rise’

Nasim Fekrat reports that in spite of seemingly improved gender picture in Afghanistan after Taliban rule, the recent researches tell that the situation for women is going from worse to...

Afghanistan: Moving Beyond Militarism

SunLeaf says that the persistence of the violent insurgency, particularly in the South of Afghanistan has put renewed pressure on both the government of Afghanistan and NATO to provide security.

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