Archive for September, 2010

An Afghan cricket team wins the Ramadan Cup in Pakistan!

The AYCA Afghanistan cricket team won the Dr. M.A. Shah Lephone Night Trophy 2010 competition, also known as the Ramadan Cup on Monday night in Karachi, Pakistan.  After an unfortunate loss to the Korangi Cricket Club by 3 wickets, they scored back to back victories to win the whole competition. First they defeated the Malir […]

September 6, 2010 · admin · 5 Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

2 new school buildings inaugurated in north eastern Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education announced recently in press releases that 2 new buildings have been inaugurated for schools located in north eastern Afghanistan. One building was inaugurated for a girl’s high school in the Jabal Saraj district of Parwan province. The building has 24 classrooms, 2 administrative rooms, a laboratory, a security room, a room […]

September 6, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development

Afghan MMA fighter dominates opponent – wins in first round

Abdul Mohamed, a lightweight Afghan mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter who fights out of England defeated his opponent Ian Jones by submission (guillotine choke) in 1 minute 40 seconds of the the first round on Saturday in the KUMMA (Knuckle Up MMA) – Kings of the North event.  The guillotine choke is a chokehold in […]

September 6, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghan Sports News

Rebuilding of water canal to begin, and new power sub-station inaugurated

In an effort to restore the water resources in Afghanistan’s western region, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Water and Energy has announced that restoration work will soon begin on the Joy-e-now water canal in the Injil district of Herat province. Injil district surrounds Herat city, and it borders Kushk district to the north, Guzara district to the […]

September 5, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Reconstruction and Development

Afghan K-9 program saves lives, improves security

According to a NATO news report, an impressive K-9 (canine) program which is being used to save the lives of Afghans has been built in Afghanistan’s Mine Detection and Dog Center (MDC) in Kabul. Improvised explosive devices (IED) and landmines are a major threat in Afghanistan, and so Afghan specialists have trained dogs to “search […]

September 3, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Security in Afghanistan

One road completed and work on another started in Kandahar province

Afghan media has reported that a 3 kilometer road was inaugurated in Kandahar city earlier this week.  The road was built in the Khwajak Baba area of the 4th district. The 11 million afghanis (approx. $240,000) of funding for the project was provided by the Public Welfare Department. Also, in the Dand district of southern […]

September 2, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development

Seminars started to help Afghan educators improve

A 3 month seminar that will train teachers on how to improve their teaching skills began today in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni, according to a press released issued by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education. 300 teachers are participating in the training which is being held in the Alee Shamsularifeen High School.  These teachers teach science, […]

September 1, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education