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Yes, there is good news coming out of Afghanistan. Use the FILTER function to see stories on Education, Culture, Women's Issues, the Economy and others. If you see something you like, please consider sharing.


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Inside Afghanistan's Burgeoning Social-Media Campaign for Progress

Inside Afghanistan's Burgeoning Social-Media Campaign for Progress | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
This weekend Afghani web denizens gathered for the country's first-ever social media summit.
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"PAIWAND"- First Social Media Summit Held in Kabul

"PAIWAND"- First Social Media Summit Held in Kabul | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghanistan's leading government and private-sector organisations have come together to hold the country's first social media summit titled- Paiwand, meaning connection in Dari.
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United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan today kicked off its first ever social media summit – known as ‘Paiwand’ – in the capital, Kabul, with the aim of connecting the country’s social media community in person as well as exploring ways to grow its use.

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AWCC employees complete training in Information Technology

AWCC employees complete training in Information Technology | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
A number of employees of Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) have graduated from two training programs on Information Technology.
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Afghans flock to colleges, even as Taliban loom

Afghans flock to colleges, even as Taliban loom | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

It's a remarkable trend in a nation where just 12 years ago the Taliban government barred girls from attending school and many educated Afghans were forced to flee. Some 7,870 students attended Afghan colleges before the U.S.-led invasion in 2001; today, the figure is up around 26-fold to almost 204,000, as many as a fifth of them women, according to the Ministry of Higher Education.

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Afghanistan’s First Social Media Summit to be held on September 22nd-23rd

Afghanistan’s First Social Media Summit to be held on September 22nd-23rd | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Afghanistan's first social media summit will be held in Kabul.

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New Cashmere Processing Facility in Herat Will Boost Underdeveloped Sector

New Cashmere Processing Facility in Herat Will Boost Underdeveloped Sector | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The MIGA-supported project will boost a nascent industry, create direct and indirect employment, and transfer technical know-how in a country undergoing a period of transition.
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A connecting road to be constructed in Panjshir province

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Afghan Public Works Ministry reported that a connecting road would be constructed in Panjshir province,…
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Gastrointestinal center opened at Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital

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For the first time in Afghanistan, a gastrointestinal center has become operational.  The new center for gastrointestinal treatments opened at the Wazir Muhammad Akbar Khan Hospital of Kabul.
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Taekwondo Team Wins Bronze at Polish Open

Taekwondo Team Wins Bronze at Polish Open | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghanistan's National Taekwondo Team bagged two bronze medals at the Polish Open-Warsaw Cup 2013 on Monday in Warsaw, Poland.
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Agricultural projects worth USD 100mn on the cards for Helmand province

Agricultural projects worth USD 100mn on the cards for Helmand province | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MoAIL) has undertaken plans for execution of agriculture and…
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Group Enables Afghan Women To Read, Write In Secret

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By Leigh Cuen, dowser.org Despite constant dangers, Afghan women’s poetry continues to flourish.
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Farah's Watermelon Yield Jumps in 2013

Farah's Watermelon Yield Jumps in 2013 | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Local officials in western Farah province said on Tuesday that the yield from this year's watermelon harvest has shown a marked jump from last year's, reaching upwards of 544,000 tons.
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DABS to expand electricity access in western Kabul

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Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) will sign a contract with the Turkish company FEKA on expanding electricity access in western Kabul on Monday.

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The surprising thriving of Afghan businesswomen

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When foreign troops finally exit Afghanistan next year, they will leave behind a mixed legacy. Yes, the long and bloody war has been a failure on many fronts, but there is compelling new evidence of fragile progress for one unlikely, yet crucial ...
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Afghan busineswomen have proven to be savvy for a long time even prior to US intervention in Afghanistan. For some of the good stories on women-led business resilience please see "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana." 

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When guns made way for roses in Kabul - Sport - dna

When guns made way for roses in Kabul - Sport -  dna | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghanistan skipper Haroon Amiri talks about the recent SAFF Cup win over India. - Sport dna
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Afghan Soccer Team's Win Fuels National Pride : NPR

Afghanistan's national soccer team has achieved what no other institution has managed to do recently: unify the country.
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Afghanistan receives its first ever standard logo for exports

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In an attempt to prevent counterfeit production of Afghanistan’s exports in international markets, the Afghan Commerce and Industries Ministry has introduced Afghanistan’s first ever exports mark.

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Onion crops tripled in Takhar

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In an unprecedented increase in agricultural products, the onion crops have improved three-fold as compared to past year in Taloqan city of northern Takhar province.
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New school building established in Takhar

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A new building for a school in Warsaj district of Takhar has been established to…
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Bunk beds, dreams of glory: life in Afghan Premier League

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KABUL — Being signed by a premiership club was a dream come true for 19-year-old striker Emal Mangal, even if top-level football in Afghanistan means being paid $9 a day and living in the same house as 143 other players.
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World Transit System formally activated in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan connects to 57 world countries through land transportation as International Road Transit (TIR) formally activated in Afghanistan.
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Afghan artists ranked first at the Eastern Music Festival

Afghan artists ranked first at the Eastern Music Festival | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghan artists obtained the first position among participants from 54 other countries in the Eastern…
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A comprehensive healthcare center opened in Kabul

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A comprehensive healthcare center, benefiting more than 320,000 families, was inaugurated in Reshkhor area of…
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Afghanistan Defeats Pakistan 3-0 in Kabul Friendly Match

Afghanistan Defeats Pakistan 3-0 in Kabul Friendly Match | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
In a highly anticipated face-off between the national football teams of Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul on Tuesday, the Afghan team struck three unanswered goals against their south Asian rivals in a resounding 3-0 victory.
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