Stories about Afghanistan from August, 2011
Nick Fielding reviews a new report from the RAND Corporation, which analyzes the prospects of orchestrating a negotiation process between the government and with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
In Afghanistan, Internews network is ramping up their efforts to train and motivate Afghan youth to share their perspective on issues that matter to them for the Afghan Youth Voices Festival and Media Camp. They already have many videos documenting different ways in which Afghan youth are reaching out to others.
Leoš Tomíček of Austere Insomniac reports that Russian ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, is asking whether Polish Foreign Minister, Radosław Sikorski, killed soviet soldiers in Afghanistan during the 1980s, when working as a journalist there with Afghan guerilla fighters.
As the month of Ramadan begins, Maria Grabowski has started a list of blog links to some wonderful Iftar recipes. Please do share your favorites, too!
Una Moore reports that a suicide bomber killed Ghulam Haider Hamidi, mayor of Kandahar town in Afghanistan, as the Taliban have reportedly claimed responsibility for the assassination.
Una Moore reminds the readers that Javaid Zeerak, brilliant Afghan aid worker, blogger and photographer, died in July last year. Very little is known about the accident, while grief and questions still linger.