Stories about Afghanistan from March, 2008
Afghanistan: Women's Day Celebration
Mohammad says that the US Army sponsored the celebration of the International Women's Day, March 8, in the northern part of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The festivities included a musical performance of an Afghanistani band and a fashion show.
Afghanistan: Afghan Communism, Made in America
Afganistanica finds out that many of the Afganistan's communists in 20th century were indoctrinated in the United States, and analyzes the difference between them and the USSR-educated former communist leaders of Afghanistan.
Afganistan: Five Suicide Bombers Arrested
Mohammad says that Afghanistan officials announced the arrest of five Al Qaeda suicide bombers in the northern province Balkh.
Afghanistan: Afghans protest at Danish cartoons
Sanjar reports that over a thousand protesters gathered in Mazar Shariff to protest against the republication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers, also demanding the withdrawal of Danish and Dutch troops from Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: Worshipping the Dead Wahhabis
Afghanistanica reflects on the news reports, which say that some small number of Afghans are worshipping at a cemetery in Kandahar province in Afghanistan, where Arab Al Qaeda fighters are buried.
Afghanistan: War, Cost and Impact
The tribes in Afghanistan are growing restless. As security measures across the south and far east are faltering, promises of Kabul and NATO remain empty. Joshua Foust reflects why has it come to this.
Afghanistan: Aid Workers Targeted
SunLeaf reports on the killings of an American aid worker and her Afghan colleague in Kandahar, Aghanistan, and says that this is yet another worrisome development for the aid community in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties Grow
Afghanistanica states that the issue of civilian casualties in Afghanistan is a highly contentious issue, citing the results of an opinion poll, according to which 29 per cent of Afghans said the international troops were doing a bad job.
Afghanistan: The Perils of Afghan Exclusion
SunLeaf opines that Afghanistan is increasingly becoming an appealing “commodity” of the world politics, whereby the least visible face is that of an Afghan and the least talked about topic is the priorities of Afghans.