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Das große Drogengeschäft in Afghanistan


ARD Tagesschau24, 13 February 2013 (not online) The round-the-clock news programme of Germany's main TV network, had a live interview with AAN's Thomas Ruttig today about the repercussions of the Afghan drug industry. Main points were: it is not only the Taleban who profit from the drug economy; there are protection rackets with links to […]

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“As Easy As Growing Potatoes”: How formerly ‘poppy-free’ Ghor is at risk of becoming an important player in Afghanistan’s opium business

Obaid Ali

Ghor province has been considered poppy-free for a long time, but in the past two years opium production and drug trafficking have picked up sharply. With insecurity in the province on the rise, obstructing income sources and basic services, many of Ghor’s farmers migrated to neighbouring provinces like Helmand, helping in the local drug production […]

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