Category Archives: Afghanistan


Sonita Alizadeh. What one didn’t know. Afghani female rapper, in relation to child sale and marriage: Nearly 800,000 views. Saw 2016 film about her, Sonita, by Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, reflecting 8,500 views of the rap video shortly after release. Film also … Continue reading

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Afghanistan, 2005. When given the vote, people overcome…

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Forgotten II: White Name

Wrote about the prisoners, or hostages, of the Taliban in 2001. How they were charged with the capital crime of promoting Christianity in what was then known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. In terms of the charges, as noted … Continue reading

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Wrote about September 10, 2001; the day before. Wrote about what happened to the Islamic protagonists afterwards. Didn’t think of searching to find out what had happened to the eight foreign aid workers who had been held for trial for … Continue reading

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The Day Before

Uncredited article, from National Post news services, Monday, September 10, 2001 at A11(extract): Taleban may swap prisoners KABUL – The Foreign Minister of Afghanistan’s ruling Taleban said yesterday the hardline movement might consider swapping eight detained foreign aid workers for … Continue reading

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Didn’t remember this famine. Came across article by Martin Regg Cohn, “Isolated Afghanistan nears ‘edge of an abyss’, U.N. warns”, Toronto Star, March 25, 2001, pp. A1, A8. And where it is still possible to freeze to death in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Pacha Khan Zadran

A week of demonstrations against Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government in Khost ended Aug. 6 2004, as Pashtun protestors demanded that Kabul recall the governors that had replaced Pacha Khan Zadran. Observers described the incident as an illustration of the … Continue reading

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