Hamid Karzai

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Mar 6th, 2013
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Recent coverage of Somalia has been dominated by the horrific case of a woman who was prosecuted and sexually assaulted after reporting her rape by government security forces to the police. Cynics are starting to wonder: is the new government any better than Al-Shabaab? SIMON ALLISON thinks it is too...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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A year after she was pardoned from prison on the condition she agree to marry her rapist, a young Afghan woman, faced with distressingly few options, has now reluctantly wed her attacker. In 2009, Gulnaz, then 16 years old, gained international attention after she was raped by her cousin’s husband an...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 11th, 2012
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By: Zabihullah Noori Afghan President Hamid Karzai — an out of favour character, not only among the world leaders, but also among many Afghans — seeks ways to regain fame by bringing the Taliban around the negotiation table. Many Afghans consider Karzai’s second term as illicit because of scandalous ...
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Jul 9th, 2012
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ABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban claimed responsibility on Monday for a roadside bombing that they said killed six American troops in a volatile part of eastern Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement the blast struck the U.S. troops in their armored vehicle around 8 p.m. ...
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Jun 22nd, 2012
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Militants armed with explosive vests, assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the Spozhmai hotel near Qarga Lake, late on Thursday night. The assault, claimed by the Taliban, killed at least one policeman and there were unconfirmed reports of four civilians and three guards killed. Zabi...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 1st, 2012
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US President Barack Obama has arrived in Afghanistan on a previously unannounced visit. He is to sign an agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai charting future relations with the country. The agreement will outline the US role in Afghanistan after 2014, when most Nato combat forces are due to p...
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Apr 9th, 2012
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The United States has agreed to give control of most special operations to the Afghan army, including the controversial “night-time raids” that have strained relations between the two countries for years. Many observers agree that the night raids have been the most effective weapon against the Taliba...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2012
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An American soldier has committed a heinous crime in Afghanistan, entering the homes of Afghan civilians, murdering at least 16 people, and wounding five. Barack Obama immediately called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to offer his condolences, said that he was “deeply saddened,” and announced that he ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 1st, 2012
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  Apparently the Taliban are softening, even allowing girls to get an education. Clearly this heralds an opening to the West, a heady indication that their most repressive days are past them, and that soon they will take their place among the free people of the earth. Soon they will be following...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 6th, 2012
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In December 2011, Sahar Gul, a 15-year-old Afghan girl and underage bride, was freed by Afghan police after having been severely tortured for six months by her in-laws in an attempt to force her into prostitution. During her captivity, Sahar had been kept locked in a basement, tortured with hot irons...