March 29, 2020
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  • Why do non-Pashtuns support Abdullah Abdullah?

    By: Zaki Daryabi With realizing that the international community along with other countries would not support him, Abdullah Abdullah, under pressure by his political patrons and supporters, held a parallel inauguration ceremony at the Sepidar Palace and declared his own inclusive government. The reason why Mr. Abdullah’s supporters pushed him…

  • Letters: “Will there be peace once Taliban and Afghan government sit side by side?”

    By: Safar Ali Amin Many people have started to worry about what is next for millions of Afghans inside and outside the country after a deal was signed between the US and the Taliban. Ordinary Afghans are almost unheard of what is going on behind closed doors. In recent history,…

  • A tug of war; Ghani and Abdullah striving to become presidents

    The incumbent president Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the incumbent chief executive Abdullah Abdullah are preparing for separate oath-taking ceremonies which were set to take place early Monday morning, February 09, but was delayed as a result of disputes over final results of the controversial 2019 presidential elections. On February 19,…

  • ‘The time has come to close the gender gap in Afghanistan’

    By: TADAMICHI YAMAMOTO KABUL, 5 March 2020 – Gender inequality is the injustice of our age and one of the biggest human rights challenges we face. But gender equality offers solutions to some of the most intractable problems in Afghanistan. Everywhere across Afghanistan, women are worse off than men –…

  • Letters: “We will fight to protect our hard-gained freedom”

    By: Fereshta Abbasi It is not easy to write about the peace deal that has been signed between the Taliban and the US. My recollection about Taliban is disturbing. When I think about a deal with Taliban a gloomy image of my country interrupts my mind: an image that shows…

  • Origins of violence against women

    By: Zaman Khoshnam   A two-minute video clip shows a group of angry men throwing rocks on a covered woman who is lying in a hole dug in the ground. “Hit her, hit her,” shout a seemingly happy crowd of spectators. The woman cries out loudly, calling for help, and…

  • Letters: “We are responsible to safeguard our dignity”

    By: Shafaq Rahimi It was 3 AM of February 29, 2020. A deep silence had descended over the town. I was encapsulated with disturbing memories and thoughts of my early life under the Taliban rule. I was trying to make sense of what was going on by scrolling the Twitter…

  • Afghan peace dilemma

    The Afghan peace process is a complex play derived from realities of a long-unresolved geopolitical conflict. The question whether the ongoing talks can yield an enduring peace remains in doubt as major agendas on the future government are still unclear.           Afghanistan will not turn backward, says the Afghan presidential…

  • The missing voice of Manzoor Pashteen in Afghanistan

    Once in her public speech, Assata Shakur, a member of Black Liberation Army said: “Where there is oppression there is resistance.” Shakur’s words, these days reflect the state of millions of Pashtuns who have been facing violence and oppression in Pakistan. The ethnic Pashtun, who make one of the largest…

  • Citizens’ rights should be protected in peace talks, says AIHRC chairperson

    In July 2019, President Ghani appointed Shahrzad Akbar as chairperson of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission. Kabul Now has talked to Ms. Akbar, inquiring what changes the country’s human rights commission has gone through and what challenges it is facing. Question:  Six months ago when you appointed to chair the…

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