Archive for the ‘Security in Afghanistan’ Category

Major electricity importing project to be inaugurated in May

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced yesterday that the $1.17 billion Central Asia South Asia electricity importing project, or CASA-1000, will be inaugurated by officials on May 12th. Officials from the four main countries involved, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Pakistan will meet for a ground-breaking ceremony in Tajikistan. The Krygyz Republic and Tajikistan have […]

April 24, 2016 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Environmental Issues, Job Creation, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan

September 27, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

This week, officials from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) announced that they are planning to invest $1.5 million (US) to train nearly 2000 government officials including 1,200 policemen in order to combat violence against women and girls in the country. – Shamshad TV A new political movement, “Mawje Tahwol” or “Waves of Change” was […]

September 27, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Human Rights, Security in Afghanistan, Women's Rights

July 26, 2013 Round Up: Good News Reports from Afghan Media

Government officials from Afghanistan’s northern province of Balkh announced earlier this week that thanks to plans implemented by the government, there has been a 50% decline in the crime. “This year, crimes such as murder, robbery and kidnapping have reduced by over 50 percent. It is a big achievement for the Balkh police department,” said […]

July 26, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Health News, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan

Roads and bridges to be built in 5 Afghan provinces

In an effort to further improve Afghanistan’s infrastructure, Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Works announced road and bridge building projects in 5 different provinces yesterday. The projects which will be funded by the world Bank at a cost of 358 million afghanis will be completed by provide Afghan companies. Specifically, a 28km road in Kunduz, a […]

July 23, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Education, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan

More Afghan women joining police force in Herat

More and more women are signing up to join the police force in Afghanistan’s western province Herat, according to a special Xinhua report today. “Two years ago, only three women enrolled in the police training center; but up to now, 300 women have finished training and joined the police force in Herat and several dozen […]

July 22, 2013 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Security in Afghanistan, Women's Rights

New school building and police logistics center to built in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education announced today that a foundation stone laying ceremony has been held for a new school building that will be built for the Haidar Khani High School in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Laghman. Afghan officials, students and teachers attended the ceremony, according to the announcement. Funding for the project will come from […]

November 13, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Education, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan

Major agreement signed to protect children in Afghanistan

Today in Kabul, the Afghan government and officials from the United Nations signed an agreement to end recruitment of children in security forces. This is a major achievement because in a United Nations report last year, Afghanistan was listed as one of the countries which had child soldiers. Today’s agreement will prevent under-age recruitment into […]

January 30, 2011 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Human Rights, Security in Afghanistan

Major Gas Pipeline Project Accord Signed!

After many years of discussions and negotiations, the governments of Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan and India have finally signed an accord to build a $7.6 billion pipeline that will take 33 billion of cubic meters (bcm) of gas a year gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan and India. For Afghanistan’s economy, this is great news. […]

December 11, 2010 · admin · One Comment
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan

Afghan police stations in Badghis get winter equipment

Five Afghan police stations in the Qal’eh-ye Now district of Afghanistan’s northwestern province of Badghis received necessary winter equipment recently.  According to a NATO news release today, “The equipment consisted of 145 winter coats, 36 pairs of winter shoes, 145 pairs of boots, 145 pairs of gloves, 80 winter hats, 105 blankets, five heaters and […]

November 23, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Reconstruction and Development, Security in Afghanistan

Afghan entertainers put on concert for Afghan soldiers

In order to boost the morale of the Afghan troops, some popular Afghan entertainers like Seeta Qasemi, Wajeha Rastagar, Ahmad Fanoos, and Shafiq Mureed put on a concert for them late last week.  The concert was held in the Kabul Military Training Center, and more than 5,000 soldiers and support staff were in attendance. Below […]

October 24, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Security in Afghanistan

Revenue increases in Samangan and Herat

In Afghanistan’s northern province of Samangan, the head of the coal mining enterprises told Pajhwok Afghan News (PAN) that revenues from the Dara-e-Sauf coalmine has tripled. 300 million afghanis has been made in the first six months of this year, compared to the 102 million afghanis during the same period in 2009. According to the […]

September 28, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Afghanistan's Economy, Job Creation, Security in Afghanistan

Afghan National Army Gets 29 More Female Officers

Yesterday, a graduation ceremony was held for 29 Afghan women who completed advanced training, and are now 2nd lieutenants in the Afghan National Army. There are already close to 300 women in the Afghan Army, however, these women are the first to have graduated from a formalized training program. The women learned basic military skills, […]

September 24, 2010 · admin · No Comments
Posted in: Security in Afghanistan, Women's Rights