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US Army Hands Over Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

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Download After a year of tough negotiations, the US army this week handed over the only prison still under American control to the Afghan government.

The handover ends a chapter in Afghan-US relationship.  The Afghan President says control over the prison is a matter of national sovereignty.

Bagram is infamous for allegations of abuse against prisoners and is often described as “Afghanistan’s Guantanamo Bay”.

Ghayor Waziri reports from Kabul.

Last Updated ( Monday, 01 April 2013 10:20 )

Afghanistan Hosts First Women’s Film Festival

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Download This year Afghanistan hosted its first Women’s Film Festival.

A total of 45 were submitted - all directed by women from different countries, including female directors from Afghanistan.

The films produced by Afghan female filmmakers demonstrate the strength of Afghan women to the international community.

Ghayor Waziri talks to one of the stars of the festival.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 March 2013 15:29 )

Afghanistan's 'Flowering' Media Could Disappear Upon Transition

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Download Afghanistan has moved from being a country where news and pictures were banned to hosting a bewildering variety of media.

The most popular of all is the soap opera.

But how free is the press in Afghanistan? And what will happen to it should the Taliban swing back into power in one form or another?

The Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid is considered one of the world's pre-eminent writers on the Taliban and on the so called nation-building that Afghanistan has witnessed over the past 12 years.

He’s speaking about Afghan’s press freedom with Tim Palmer from ABC Radio Australia.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 13:03 )

Afghanistan’s First Female Rapper

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Download Soosan Firooz is making history with her rap songs.

She’s the first female rapper from Afghanistan, rapping about the repression of women and her hopes for a peaceful future.

Ghayor Waziri has her story

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:01 )

Afghan Local Displacement Families Faced with Problem

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Download About 500,000 Afghans displaced by war are struggling to survive in camps, where they have been living for years.

Amensty International says they are not getting enough attention from the government and international donors.

Each winter there are reports of children dying in the harsh conditions in the camps around the capital Kabul.

Ghayor Waziri has their stories.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 16 February 2013 14:57 )
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