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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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Afghan and Indian investors attend a joint conference in Kabul

Afghan and Indian investors attend a joint conference in Kabul | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

The conference was attended by 18 Indian companies from various sectors, including cement production, agriculture, car manufacturing, water consulting services, energy and infrastructure, electronics and transportation.

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Afghanistan progresses but still needs support | Other voices | Fort Worth, Arlington, Northe...

Afghanistan progresses but still needs support | Other voices | Fort Worth, Arlington, Northe... | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
A U.S. civilian officer sees hope and drive in country's younger generation.
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Afghanistan moves to salvage ancient Buddhist city – and its economy | McClatchy

Afghanistan moves to salvage ancient Buddhist city – and its economy | McClatchy | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
It had the potential to be another Afghanistan Buddha disaster, recalling the Taliban’s destruction of two ancient statues that had stood for centuries in the country’s west: A buried Buddhist city lost to time was about to be obliterated by what...
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5 newly-constructed government buildings opened in Khost

5 newly-constructed government buildings opened in Khost | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The construction works of five government buildings has been completed and were formally opened Monday in the eastern province of Khost.
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USAID to put $300 million into women's rights in Afghanistan

USAID to put $300 million into women's rights in Afghanistan | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)announced in 2012 that it plans to spend $313 million to support the development of Afghan women over the next five years.

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How Afghanistan Is On the Leading Edge of a Tech Revolution | TIME.com

How Afghanistan Is On the Leading Edge of a Tech Revolution | TIME.com | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Mobile banking has made a bigger advance in the country than in the rest of the world, including the U.S.—with potentially huge repercussions
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Afghans to showcase agro riches in Dubai

KABUL (PAN): Afghan traders are set to showcase their agricultural riches, ranging from saffron and pomegranates to apples and nuts, at a three-day exhibition in Dubai, the USAID said on Monday.
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Welfare projects benefit thousands in Faryab

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More than 20,000 households have benefitted from welfare projects implemented in Faryab’s province this year.

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Monsoon spins Afghan silk scheme - Management - Scotsman.com

CLOTHING retailer Monsoon has thrown its weight behind a project in Afghanistan to help 1,500 women revive the country’s historic silk trade.
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Women in Government Internship Program Celebrates Three Years of Success

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USAID’s Women in Government Internship Program marked its first three years by celebrating two major milestones this week: the placement of more than 440 interns in government agencies in Kabul, Ba...
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Afghanistan Investment Fund to Focus on Social Development | IIP Digital

Aga Khan Foundation CEO Mirza Jahani said, “We are delighted to mark this new phase of our partnership with USAID for strengthening Afghanistan. This new alliance — one of the largest GDAs [Global Development Alliances] ever — builds on the depth of AKF’s … approach to reducing poverty. 

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Newly-constructed Kandahar Airfield runway, taxiway opened

Newly-constructed Kandahar Airfield runway, taxiway opened | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The construction work of a runway and taxiway of Kandahar international airport was completed and opened for use on Wednesday, officials said.
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Saad Mohseni: The Untold Story of Afghan Progress

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In The Wall Street Journal, Saad Mohseni writes that there are over eight million schoolchildren, 2.6 million of them girls. In 2001: 900,000 boys and practically no girls.
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A New Deal for Afghanistan?

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What are the real threats facing the Afghan people as we approach 2014, when international military troops withdraw to their bases or leave the country -- and responsibility for security rests wholly with Afghanistan?
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The Afghan Silk Road is opening for business | The Times

Troop withdrawal will not trigger anarchy but investment worth billions of dollars
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Afghan Rural Minister Appeals for U.S. Support of Successful Program | United States Institute of Peace

Afghan Rural Minister Appeals for U.S. Support of Successful Program | United States Institute of Peace | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
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Neither heat nor gloom ... Afghan post office delivers

Neither heat nor gloom ... Afghan post office delivers | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
As the Afghan government struggles to develop, the post office has quietly managed to become one of the nation's most efficient institutions - and with extremely limited international assistance.
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Remembering a Silent Success in Afghanistan

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Thomas James Brennan, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, recalls building a school in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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Economic Resilience in Afghanistan

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Many now worry that as Afghanistan transitions away from its dependence on aid, the economy will collapse. But to the surprise of my colleagues, I am even optimistic at times about the country's abilities to weather the transition.
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Inauguration of a new building for Baghlan’s Sports Department

Inauguration of a new building for Baghlan’s Sports Department | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

The national Olympics committee has built a new building for Baghlan’s Sports Department along with a playing ground and a public park in Pulkhumri city at a cost of 11mn AFN.

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ABADE Program Launched to Support Afghan Businesses

ABADE Program Launched to Support Afghan Businesses | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have the potential to be a key economic driver of Afghanistan’s development.

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Etisalat Granted 4G Licence in Afghanistan

Etisalat Granted 4G Licence in Afghanistan | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
After signing an agreement with the Afghan government on Tuesday, Etisalat Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates or UAE based telecommunications service provider, will launch the country's first trial 4G network.
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S.C. National Guard team teaches Afghans to farm

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Army National Guard agricultural team in Afghanistan has built teaching centers and reached out to help more than 300 farmers during its yearlong deployment, its commander said.
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