1st Afghan ever elected to IOC

1st Afghan ever elected to IOC

Samira Asghari has become the first Afghan to be elected to the 9-member International Olympic Committee. Asghari, 24, has been a member of the Athletes’ Entourage Commission since 2014. Asghari, who hails from Wardak province, has a Bachelor’s degree in P...

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Afghan teacher wins World Citizen Award

Afghan teacher wins World Citizen Award

An Afghan teacher who braved the threat of the Taliban to bring education to girls has won a global award. Sakena Yacoobi, who set up 80 secret schools for 3,000 girls in the country, was recognized for her outstanding work at the World Citizen Awards in Istan...

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New film shot in Afghanistan

New film shot in Afghanistan

See here for Jirga; behind the scenes – a film by Benjamin Gilmour filmed in Afghanistan and the result of a collaboration with locals, is in cinemas now.

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Naderi appointed President’s Advisor on UN Affairs

“According to article 64, section 13 of the constitution, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi was appointed as the president’s senior advisor on UN affairs,” a presidential decree stated. Political analysts meanwhile said the president appointed Naderi to show the UN...

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The victor, the spoils? Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches

21 Aug 2017 James Mackenzie KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, o...

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The year that made Nouria

ABC Radio Sunday Extra features our very own Nouria Salehi! “Afghan-born nuclear physicist, restaurateur, charity worker, Nouria Salehi is one busy and interesting woman. One of her major goals right now is training science teachers in Afghanistan.&#8221...

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