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Taliban ban women in Afghanistan from flying without male chaperone

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS. The Taliban have told airlines in Afghanistan that women cannot board domestic or international flights without a male chaperone, two sources told Reuters on Sunday. The move comes after the Taliban backtracked on their previous commitment to open high schools to girls, a u-turn that shocked Read More…

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Baby lost in chaos of Afghanistan airlift found, returned to family

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Ali Khara. In pictures above: Hamid Safi, a 29-year-old taxi driver who had found baby Sohail Ahmadi in the airport, cries as he hugs Sohail before handing him over to his grandfather Mohammad Qasem Razawi in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 8, 2022. Picture taken January 8, 2022. REUTERS/Ali Khara An infant boy handed in Read More…

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Afghanistan: The Day After

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: Kathy Gannon/AP. ON THE D-DAY OF FINAL DEPARTURE of US forces from Afghanistan, there was ululation and dancing in the streets. It was a celebration of several Eids all rolled into one — Eid-el-Victory, my friend called it. After spending well over $2 billion on the Afghanistan misadventure, America was finally cutting its Read More…

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FIFA wants international help for trapped Afghan women players

Reading Time: < 1 minutes World football federation FIFA has called on various governments to request the emergency evacuation of female players from Afghanistan. They are said to fear for their lives after the Taliban’s takeover of the Afghan capital Kabul. FIFA said the situation in Afghanistan “remains unstable and very worrying”. A statement added: “We remain in contact with Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

Taliban: Lessons the big countries cannot learn

Reading Time: 4 minutes AFGHANISTAN IS IN CHAOS.  There are videos of Afghans clinging to aircraft taking off and dropping to earth. The dominant media blames the Taliban takeover for the chaos. Not the true story. The chaos has more to do with the Western forces of occupation suddenly fleeing and abandoning the country after a 20-year misadventure, and Read More…

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It is now the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as President, diplomats flee Kabul

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Al Jazeera, REUTERS/Stringer. In picture above: Taliban leaders inside the presidential palace [Screen grab/ Al Jazeera] “The war is over in Afghanistan. We have reached what we were seeking, the freedom of our country and the independence of our people, a spokesman for the Taliban told the television news outfit, Al Jazeera, on Read More…

Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

As in Vietnam, America breaks into a run in Afghanistan

Reading Time: 4 minutes BAGRAM AIRFIELD and Military Base, 70 kilometres north of Kabul was the epicentre of the 40-country coalition war to oust the Taliban from Afghanistan. At a point in 2012, over 100,000 U.S. troops passed through Bagram which is also a notorious detention centre where no human rights are observed. It was the symbol of American and NATO might Read More…