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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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Film Festival Highlights Challenges for Afghan Women

Film Festival Highlights Challenges for Afghan Women | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

The purpose of the festival was aimed at encouraging women and girls to study and to raise awareness of their rights in the country.

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Afghan women unleashing their business potential

Afghan women unleashing their business potential | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Upon her return to the country, she founded Balkh Business Development Services, which focuses mainly on business planning, budgeting, English for business and information technology. She leads a team of 26 employees, and says her company is capable of managing projects worth millions 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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Afghan Ski Challenge Promotes Tourism to War-Weary Hindu Kush

Afghan Ski Challenge Promotes Tourism to War-Weary Hindu Kush | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Local villagers out-compete international athletes in friendly race.
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Polish military base to become College of Geology and Mines

Polish military base to become College of Geology and Mines | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The former Polish military base in Ghazni has been handed off to Ghazni province so that it can become a College of Geology and Mineralogy, allowing students to learn how to become experts in mineral exploration and mine development.
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Remembering a Silent Success in Afghanistan

Remembering a Silent Success in Afghanistan | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Thomas James Brennan, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, recalls building a school in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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US Ambassador Meets Young Afghan Musicians

US Ambassador Meets Young Afghan Musicians | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The US Ambassador to Afghanistan met on Monday with the young students of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) who recently returned from a highly-acclaimed US trip during which they performed at venues such as the Carnegie Hall and...
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ACCI to Establish Young Entrepreneurs Foundation

ACCI to Establish Young Entrepreneurs Foundation | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) said Monday that it plans to establish a foundation for young Afghan entrepreneurs to encourage the youth to take greater part in the country's commerce and economy.
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Economic Resilience in Afghanistan

Economic Resilience in Afghanistan | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
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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Welfare projects benefit thousands in Faryab

Welfare projects benefit thousands in Faryab | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

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

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Afghanistan's first female mayor proves critics wrong

Afghanistan's first female mayor proves critics wrong | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Azra Jafari has won respect in her community as she fights to improve lives and change attitudes towards women
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Oscar-nominated work puts Afghan teens in the spotlight

Oscar-nominated work puts Afghan teens in the spotlight | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Two young actors from war-torn Afghanistan star in a film short that is attracting Oscar buzz
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PHOTO BLOG: Afghan women hit the catwalk in their struggle for equal rights - TrustLaw

PHOTO BLOG: Afghan women hit the catwalk in their struggle for equal rights - TrustLaw | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

The fashion show was organized by Young Women for Change (YWC), in an effort to break cultural taboos in Afghanistan’s conservative, patriarchal society, where women are often treated as second-class citizens.

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International Women's Day to be marked by film festival in Afghanistan

International Women's Day to be marked by film festival in Afghanistan | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
International Women’s Day in Afghanistan is being celebrated this year with what organizers are billing as the first women’s film festival in the country’s history.
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Ghor, Daykundi Provinces Trump Higher Education Exam

Ghor, Daykundi Provinces Trump Higher Education Exam | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
The top two scores for Afghanistan's tertiary entrance exam went to students from the central Ghor province, but the bulk of the top scores came from Daykundi province which had 16 students in top 20.
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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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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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BBC World Service - Outlook, Carpet Weaver to University Founder

BBC World Service - Outlook, Carpet Weaver to University Founder | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Afghan Masoud Juya went from weaving carpets to founding a school and now a university.
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Congratulations to our Fulbright alum!

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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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In The Heart Of Afghanistan, Entrepreneurs Innovate For Peace

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In 2010, Ahmad Reza Zahedi started a website design business called TechSharks.
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Women's rights and empowerment highlighted in PRT Farah visit to Radio Television Afghanistan - Farah

Women's rights and empowerment highlighted in PRT Farah visit to Radio Television Afghanistan - Farah | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it
Increasing rights for women in society and their empowerment over the past decade was the focus of conversation during a meeting between representatives from Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah and local leaders at the Radio Television...
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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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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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Afghan female governor wants to bring a change

Afghan female governor wants to bring a change | U.S. - Afghanistan Partnership | Scoop.it

Saira Shakeeb Sadat wants to bring change to Khwaja Dukoh, her district in northern Jawzjan Province. This place, though isolated, was always blessed with peace and security; however, the isolation did mean the aid money did not make its way to this district. After being appointed governor, Sadat wants to bring a major change.

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