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Afghanistan loses $100 Million a year through illegal mining

Afghanistan loses $100 Million a year through illegal mining

Friday, 17 June 2016 The European Union's (EU) special envoy to Afghanistan has expressed frustration over illegal mining in Afghanistan, saying the trend has had a significant impact on the economy and is fueling the war economy. Franz-Michael Mellbin said that Afghanistan loses nearly $100 million per year through...

Sunday, July 31 2016

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Illegal Mining Robs Afghan Resources, Revenues

Illegal Mining Robs Afghan Resources, Revenues

RFE/RL's, March 26, 2016, Ahmad Shah Azami In recent years, Afghanistan has been cheated of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues and profits through the illegal mining of one of its precious stones: lapis lazuli. RFE/RL's Gandhara website has learned that after deceiving the central government of revenues...

Sunday, April 03 2016

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Corruption and Fraud Inside Afghanistan’s $600 Million Police Force

Corruption and Fraud Inside Afghanistan’s $600 Million Police Force

The Fiscal Times, October 26, 2015 The Defense Department has spent more than $470 million to maintain the Afghan Local Police (ALP) and is on the hook to spend millions more, even though the force itself is hindered by corruption and poor management, according to a top federal watchdog. ...

Wednesday, November 11 2015

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U.S. Sanctions Afghan Taliban Prisoner For Aiding Al-Qaeda

U.S. Sanctions Afghan Taliban Prisoner For Aiding Al-Qaeda

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 25, 2015  The U.S. Treasury has placed sanctions on an alleged senior Taliban member, Maulawi Abdul Rashid Baluch, who was arrested by Afghan authorities a year ago. The Treasury said Rashid had been the Taliban's shadow governor of Nimroz Province in the country's southwest, where...

Monday, June 29 2015

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Taliban set to double opium profits this year?

Taliban set to double opium profits this year?

CBS News May 5, 2015 It's the cash crop of the Taliban and the scourge of Afghanistan - the country's intractable opium cultivation. This year, many Afghan poppy farmers are expecting a windfall as they get ready to harvest opium from a new variety of poppy seeds said to...

Saturday, May 09 2015

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U.S.-funded facilities barely working in Afghan camp

U.S.-funded facilities barely working in Afghan camp

Washington Examiner January 8, 2015  A U.S.-funded power plant and fueling station at an Afghan military complex in Kabul were barely functioning nearly two years after contractors finished building them, a watchdog report said.  Another U.S.-backed project, a dining hall for soldiers at the Afghan National Army’s Camp Commando,...

Wednesday, January 14 2015

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