New Years Links

We hope you had a restful and joyous  New Year! Our project is going well and we’re excited – and to that end, here are some recent stories of Afghanistan, human rights, and markets in the news. Let us know of any interesting or relevant articles or pieces you see in your reading travels!

  • Shopkeepers and businesspeople affected by the fire at Kabul’s Mandawi (main commercial district) are exempt from tax for the next 4 years – Wadsam Afghan News Business Portal
  • What’s at stake for Afghan women – Gayle Tzemach Lemmon for CNN
  • Another Afghan Buddhist archeological site is threatened because it sits on top of a copper mine – NYT
  • Afghan government raising tariffs on imported fruit juices in a move to protect local production – Wadsam Afghan News Business Portal
  • A beautiful set of photos of Afghan landscapes – Warkadang on Tumblr
  • Bleak humanitarian outlook for 2013 in Afghanistan – IRIN
  • Afghan refugees living in Kabul battle deadly cold as winter sets in – NYT
  • Great photos from a press conference of the Afghanistan Forum for Electoral Reforms – Thru Afghan Eyes
  • Insight: Once a symbol of new Afghanistan, can policewomen survive? – Reuters
  • Energy Drinks Take Afghanistan By Storm – Radio Free Europe
  • Top Human Rights stories on Twitter in 2012 – HRW
  • Long road ahead for Afghan women – Heather Barr for HRW
Photo by Frédéric Lagrange; "The grasslands that surround Lake Chaqmaqtin sustain herds of goat, sheep, and yak."

Photo by Frédéric Lagrange; “The grasslands that surround Lake Chaqmaqtin sustain herds of goat, sheep, and yak.”

(Photo by Frédéric Lagrange via warkadang;  “The grasslands that surround Lake Chaqmaqtin sustain herds of goat, sheep, and yak.”)

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