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Quarter of a Century of War in Pictures: In conversation with Robert Nickelsberg – October, 2015

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In conversation with Time magazine contract photographer Robert Nickelsberg, who has been visiting the Afghanistan since 1988, catching moments on film that are variously historic, unsettling and tender.

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Economic Management in Afghanistan: Thoughts on what worked, what didn’t and why

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The Afghan government and its international partners will meet in Kabul next month at the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) to review progress since last December’s London Conference and to discuss specific reform programs for the future. Discussions are complicated by the fact that Afghanistan’s economy remains weak and its fiscal situation dire. In the deliberations on […]

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AAN’s Sari Kouvo at the joint conference by Women for Women International and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – January 2014

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The conference brought together evidence and experience from leading financial institutions, NGOs, entrepreneurs, researchers and civil society to explore the impact of ‘laws in the books’ and ‘laws in action’ on the economic opportunities and empowerment of women, for example barriers in access to finance.

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Malalai’s wayward sisters

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Being a woman criminal in Afghanistan may not lead to wide public recognition as it does in neighbouring India, but Afghan ladies actually have a very respectable tradition of being ‘bandit queens’. In the event of a newly reported instance of this type, AAN’s archival team looks at a couple of memorable past characters. A […]

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Well done, medium or ‘authentic’? – or: Reality is satire

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The following piece was published by the AFP. We did not make it up, we swear. Wanted: Afghan butcher class for US special forces AFP, 18/07/2011 WASHINGTON US special forces in Afghanistan are known for taking out militants in stealthy night raids but commanders now want them to learn how to butcher meat and cook […]

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