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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…

Featured Notes Wole Olaoye

Sowing The Wind, Reaping The Whirlwind

Reading Time: 5 minutes Image Credits: Jim WATSON/AFP. SUDDENLY, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, the world’s number one self-appointed policeman, is the butt of vicious jibes. Some have likened the US misadventure in Afghanistan to the tragic fall of Kunrumi in Ola Rotimi’s play of the same title. Ola Rotimi painted the trajectory of Kunrumi’s hubris vividly: “When the Read More…

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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…

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Taliban hours away from Afghan capital, US envoys evacuating

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Social media website/REUTERS, Afghan Presidential Palace/Handout/REUTERS. In picture above: Taliban militants waving a Taliban flag on the back of a pickup truck drive past a crowded street at Pashtunistan Square area in Jalalabad, Afghanistan in this still image taken from social media video uploaded on August 15, 2021. Social media website/via REUTERS The Read More…