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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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A Quiet Transformation: Afghan Women's Networking Movement

A Quiet Transformation: Afghan Women's Networking Movement | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
A quiet revolution is taking place in Afghanistan. It is taking place in Learning Centers for women -- centers that have been requested and are supported by the community.
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Afghan news media receive appreciation awards

Afghan news media receive appreciation awards | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Some of Afghanistan’s top news media were recognized for their highly active role in delivering…
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85 DDP uplift projects completed in Helmand

85 DDP uplift projects completed in Helmand | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Local authorities of southern Helmand province say about 85 reconstruction projects were completed last year in the province.
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Commerce in Kabul - FT.com

Commerce in Kabul - FT.com | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Hassina Syed, founder and chief executive of Afghanistan’s Syed Group, seems remarkably calm for a mother of three who has spent time in a crowded Kabul jail for failing to pay protection money to the police and has sent her older children to the ...
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Afghan Bodybuilding Team Wins 6 Gold Medals in the Asian Competitions

Afghan Bodybuilding Team Wins 6 Gold Medals in the Asian Competitions | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghanistan's national bodybuilding team have won six gold medals in the 43th Asian bodybuilding championship in Kazakhstan and returned home on Tuesday.
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Afghan police take first, faltering steps in fight against corruption

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HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghanistan's security forces are routinely accused of murder, rape and corruption on a grand scale, but a new anti-corruption police unit's sole conviction last year was...
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Afghan woman listed as one of the most influential people by Time

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Though women’s rights in Afghanistan have improved since the fall of the repressive Taliban regime 12 years ago, many Afghans still believe that a woman should work only in the home, caring for her family. Technology entrepreneur Roya Mahboob is working in clever new ways to change this continuing cultural stereotype.

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FIFA’s investment in Afghanistan pays-off - FIFA.com

FIFA’s investment in Afghanistan pays-off - FIFA.com | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
An impressive climb in the latest Ranking, a consistent increase in registered players, a newly created football league and a wider recognition for women’s football stand out amid Afghanistan’s promising development.
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Bamyan women participate in tree planting campaign

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More than 200 Afghan women in Bamyan participated in a tree planting campaign launched by the Executives of Democratic Party.

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From the Oscars to Carnegie Hall, Afghans showcase their talents | Bpeace Official Blog

From the Oscars to Carnegie Hall, Afghans showcase their talents | Bpeace Official Blog | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Afghanistan is everywhere you look – and not in the way you would expect. 

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Video: Skiing Afghanistan

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Bamian Province is the only place in Afghanistan that is actively promoting adventure tourism. Many residents lost what little they had under the Taliban and are wary about what the future might hold.
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Demand for alfalfa grows in Bamiyan

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Bamiyan agriculture department officials have undertaken programs for the promotion of alfalfa production aimed at the development of Bamiyan’s livestock and environment.

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Blue Journalism Institute appreciate letter awarded to Khaama Press

Blue Journalism Institute awarded appreciation letters to a number of media agencies in Afghanistan in a bid to support media and journalism in the country.
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Female Afghan journalist win ‘Courage in Journalism’ award

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An Afghan woman journlist is among the three women who have been awarded the 2013 Courage in Journlism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).
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Women’s Training Centre inaugurated in Balkh Province

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On Friday, 1st May 2013, a Women’s Training Centre was inaugurated in Balkh District of…
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Nadery: Afghanistan's Civil Society Blossoms

Nadery: Afghanistan's Civil Society Blossoms | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

There is a new generation of social and political movements springing up—including political and civic groups like Afghanistan 1400 and A3, which stands for Afghanistan Analysis and Awareness—led by young, diverse and independent thinkers and activists. They show a vision, a confidence and seriousness of purpose that stand in contrast to Afghanistan's slowly withering older parties.

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'I dodge bullets to create art'

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Most graffiti artists carry out their work in secrecy but Shamsia Hassani has more reason to hide than most - she s Afghanistan s first female graffiti artist and could be killed trying to fight women s oppression with a spray can Helen Roberts interviews...
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Children's circus focuses on fun in war-torn Afghanistan

KABUL: The organisers of a children's circus try to provide a splash of colour and some moments of joy.

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ICC gives cash boost to Afghanistan

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Afghanistan has received a financial boost from the world cricket governing body to develop the sport in the war-ravaged nation, it was announced on Thursday.
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Afghanistan's Domestic Income Rises for Third Year

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Afghanistan earned 87 billion Afghanis from internal sources last year, an increase on the previous two years, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.
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Afghan Women’s Beekeeping Farm Awarded Microgrant

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Zainul Arab Miri’s Women’s Beekeeping Farm became the recipient of a microgrant awarded by Shukrya Wali, Ghazni Provencial Director of Women’s Affairs in Omari district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan.

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Afghanistan's Grand Canyon a hit with tourists

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CBS News' Kelly Cobiella reports on how an extraordinary national park in Afghanistan is changing life there for the better.
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Afghan women cyclists riding for freedom

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The story of the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team
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