Country Profile: Afghanistan

The facts, figures, images and NI assessment of Afghanistan.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017

Making Waves: Sakena Yacoobi

Veronique Mistiaen meets Afghanistan’s ‘mother of education’, who for more than two decades has been transforming lives through community-based learning.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Afghanistan’s rebel verse

Afghanistan’s rebel verse

Poetry has traditionally been a powerful medium to comment on social and political life in Afghanistan, but it is now mostly for men, writes Ruchi Kumar.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Rights on bikes

Rights on bikes

Afghan women are cycling to empowerment. By Kelsi Farrington.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Safe but not free

Valeska Hovener and Marielle van Uitert hear how two Afghan women who have fled family abuse are learning to move on.

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NI 484 - Capitalism is spinning out of control - July, 2015

Making waves: Barat Ali Batoor

The Afghan photo-journalist is using his own experience of asylum to help others. He speaks to Michelle Slater.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014

Making Waves: Afghanistan's theatre of the oppressed

Encouraging people to act out their trauma results not just in empathy but in action. Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn has witnessed the transformation first hand.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
The US is pushing the Afghan government to sign an agreement that would allow US troops to arrest, detain and extradite any Afghan deemed to threaten its security interests.

Afghanistan: time to move on?

Ewa Jasiewicz wonders what the US troops will be leaving behind.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014

Dead bastards

Heaven help military personnel who blow the whistle. Alexa O’Brien is tracking the case of Chelsea Manning.

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NI 471 - The war on whistleblowers - April, 2014

A word with Fawzia Koofi

Afghan MP Fawzia Koofi wants women to get out of their traditional closet.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013

Gone for soldiers

The reality of conflict, from World War One to Afghanistan, has had a terrible impact on Joe Glenton and his family.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012
Canadian soldiers are reflected in a mirror hanging on a mud wall inside Canada’s Strong Point West base in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

Canada quits Afghanistan, almost

Canadian troops are withdrawing from Afghanistan this month. In theory, at least, reports Wayne Ellwood.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011

Is talking to the Taliban a betrayal of Afghanistan’s women?

Orzala Ashraf and Michael Semple, both passionate workers for peace, have very differing points of view. Comment on our debate.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
Even educated women in Kabul consult street sorcerers.

I put a spell on you...

Zuhra Bahman gives the inside story on how male sorcerers are keeping women down in Afghanistan.

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NI 436 - A wake-up call for democracy - October, 2010
Mohammad Khan in chains: ‘They are not letting me go from here. When can I go from here?’

Making me crazy

The treatment of Afghans with mental illness is only adding to their trauma.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009

Those we lost

Afghanistan has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world. And behind every death there is a poignant story – told here by a sister, a husband and by photographer Jean Chung.

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NI 420 - Mothers who die - March, 2009

The Opium Bank

A canny village woman talks to Zuhra Bahman.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
Agriculture – on which most Afghans depend – has been neglected.

Where has the money gone?

Abdul Basir on the missing aid billions.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

Hearts and minds

Afghan views on WHAM – a key strategy of the coalition forces’ war against the Taliban. Pictures from AINA’s gallery.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008
A scene from AH5787, which is touring the country in pursuit of justice.

Theatre of justice

Drama is helping victims, writes Hadi Ogal.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

The blight of impunity

Human rights activist Horia Mosadiq takes her Government to task.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

Afghanistan - The Facts

The basics, conflict, aid & social equality in Afghanistan.

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NI 417 - Through Afghan eyes - November, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola June, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Capitalism is spinning out of control July, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Mental health May, 2012
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
Climate change denial May, 2011
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
A wake-up call for democracy October, 2010
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
Mothers who die March, 2009
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
Through Afghan eyes November, 2008
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