Stories about Afghanistan from September, 2010
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Joel Hafvenstein writes that since the fall of the Taliban, USAID has spent close to $1 billion on alternative livelihoods projects, trying to help farmers grow legal crops instead of opium poppy. The British and German governments have also put lashings of money into the sector. “The results have been,...
Nick Fielding informs his readers on a useful guide to shortwave radio broadcasts to Afghanistan, released recently by the British DX Club.
Despite all the security threats and anxiety, hundreds of Afghans lined up in every polling station all over the country to cast their ballots in Afghanistan's Wolesi Jirga Election 2010, which started September 18.
Financial crisis is not a luxury reserved for rich countries. Kabul Bank in Afghanistan, which is part-owned by the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, is on the edge of a $1 billion collapse.
The Republic of Silence has shared [fa] a video from film maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. How does the Taliban convince children to become suicide bombers? Propaganda footage from a training camp in Pakistan is intercut with interviews of young camp graduates.
Nick Fielding reports that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban) website has published an interview with Qari Khairullah Muneeb, commander in the south of Kandahar province.
Joel Hafvenstein reflects on the state of security in Badakhshan province of Afghanistan after two recent lethal attacks by insurgents on aid workers there.
Joshua Foust examines the news about Mohammed Amin, a key figure in the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, who has been probably killed by the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.