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  • January 2, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Over 10,000 died in Afghan violence in 2010
    AFP: More than 10,000 people, about a fifth of them civilians, lost their lives in violence in Afghanistan last year, an AFP count based on official figures and an independent website tally showed Sunday. Afghanistan’s interior ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary revealed new figures for the number of civilians, police and militants killed in 2010 -- a total of 8,560 people.      Full news...

  • January 1, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Violence, tradition keep millions of Afghans from school
    Reuters: Worsening security and enduring conservative Islamic customs prevented almost five million Afghan children from going to school in 2010, a government official said on Saturday. The strict Islamist Taliban were ousted from power by U.S.-backed Afghan forces nearly a decade ago, but many women are still not able to work outside the home and girls are prevented from attending school in remote parts of the country.      Full news...

  • January 1, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Street children in Herat – a working life, working to protect rights
    UNAMA: Abdul Karim (not his real name) is a nine-year-old Afghan child. He waits under the street traffic light in downtown Herat for the cars to come and cleans their windscreens in the hope of gleaning some money. Abdul is the only breadwinner for his three-member family. He lost his drug-addicted father two years ago, and now supports his family by doing this hard work every day, sometimes begging.      Full news...

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