I am not Hazara. I am from Panjshir province, but I really wanted to be with my friends during the demonstration and raise my voice for justice.
There were some people who were leaving the demonstration; there was some propaganda about it and they did not want to stay.

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Bad driving by transport companies has led to the deaths of hundreds of passengers. In fact, road accidents are one of Afghanistan’s leading causes of death, ranking behind war and heart disease, but well ahead of other major killers such as birth trauma, maternal mortality and various cancers.

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KHOST CITY — Civil society activists, tribal elders, youth, businessmen along with thousands of  common people gathered on Sunday, May 15,to add their voices to the protests surrounding the TUTAP power lines.  They asked the government not to let political leaders take advantage of the situation to create serious problems. The Khost protesters want to […]

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Economic malaise, political intrigue and ethnic tensions are all coming together in what could be an explosive combination. Political leaders drawn mainly from the Hazara ethnic minority are calling for as many as one million people to come together in a protest demonstration in the capital on Monday.

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Residents of Afghanistan’s capital are following military operations in the north with more interest than usual lately: The outcome of the battle will determine how much electricity flows to the nation’s capital during these cold winter days.

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A tragic incident in Maidan Wardak has sparked calls for the removal of a hated army base.

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Women in Afghanistan have no sense of self-worth. This comes from being brought up in an environment where they are constantly humiliated, where they cannot stand up for themselves or make their own decisions.

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On Wednesday, tens of thousands of protesters poured into the streets to demand justice for seven hostages who had been beheaded in Zabul province. The slain were members of the Hazara ethnic minority, their captors have been billed as Taliban, Taliban splinter groups, or even Da’esh, as the Islamic State is called.

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Despite the hundreds of millions of dollars that international donors have poured into Afghanistan’s agricultural sector, farmers still face difficulties. Many are unaware of even the basics of modern, professional farming, and are using old techniques for irrigation, harvesting, etc.

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The crowd, according to some estimates, numbered more than 20,000. Some chanted ”justice!” while others, less peaceably inclined, shouted “Death to the Taliban!” “Death to Da’esh!” or even “Death to the government!”

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What’s in a name? Quite a lot, it seems.  The entire project to issue electronic national identity cards in Afghanistan is in jeopardy over  the right — or perhaps the obligation —  to be called “Afghan.” Over the past week, the Ministry of the Interior summarily suspended and then reinstated the project, citing lack of […]

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The image has haunted millions: a toddler in blue shorts and a red T-shirt, face down on the shore, tiny hands curled at his side. Little Aylan Kurdi has become a powerful symbol for those fleeing war, poverty, oppression. Now he is here, in Kabul, on a wall facing busy Darulaman Road. Faiqa Sultani, a […]

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Over the past few days customers of all of Afghanistan’s telecommunications companies have been receiving mysterious messages on their cellphones.

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Afghanistan’s First Vice President earns applause and gratitude for battling the Taliban in the North. But his triumph may be short-lived.

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Construction on a new building that will house the Directorate of Education in Helmand was recently concluded. The two storey building that took nearly a year to build is located in the heart of capital city of Lashkargah in the Koka Bazra area. However, several surrounding areas that belong to the Education Directorate are currently being […]

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It is estimated that around 700 acres of land belongs to Qezel Abad people, of which about 100 acres was distributed among current home owners

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There are very few health care facilities in the province causing residents to travel far to access medical care, writes Ihsanullah Hussaini

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As development in Khanashin takes a backseat, residents claim the region has been forgotten by government

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Taliban are collecting taxes, and providing tax-payers receipts on Taliban letter heads, reports Paiwandgāh Citizen Journalist Ajmal Omari

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Apart from political favours, there is a list other challenges that Pordili can expect as a police chief in Baghlan

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