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Ghani’s Election Campaign Team Accused of Violations

Ghani’s Election Campaign Team Accused of Violations

KABUL – Some campaigners of Stability and Convergence team led by Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at a press conference on Thursday accused President Ghani’s re-election campaign team of violating the law and manipulating government’s resources. Mr. Abdullah’s team released a 50-page document and said it shows that Ghani has “misused” …

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Ghani to Meet Trump to Discuss US-Taliban Deal

Ghani to meet President Trump in Washington

WASHINGTON – President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will visit Washington to meet his US counterpart Donald Trump, it has been reported. A source privy of the development has said President Ghani will visit Washington on 13th of September to meet with President Donald Trump. The source further added that the two …

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Feature: Incompetence and Mismanagement in NUG

Feature, Incompetence and Mismanagement in NUG

What you read in this article is part of the gravest problems that have been gifted to the people in Afghanistan over the past five years due to incompetence, authoritarianism, and poor policies of Ashraf Ghani. • Governance: Since the formation of the National Unity Government (NUG), the Afghan cabinet …

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Khalilzad Expects Arg to Finalize Negotiation Team

Khalilzad Expects Arg to Finalize Negotiation Team

KABUL – The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, has held a fresh round of backdoor talks with the government leaders and has pressed them to expedite efforts to kickstart the intra-Afghan negotiations, sources familiar with the talks said on Wednesday. The sources also reported serious disagreements between …

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Pompeo is Declining to Sign Afghan Peace Deal: TIME

Pompeo is Declining to Sign Risky Afghan Peace Deal, TIME

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is declining to sign the US-Taliban deal, TIME quoted senior US, Afghan and European officials in a report on Wednesday. The report claimed that the deal doesn’t ensure several crucial things. It doesn’t guarantee the continued presence of US counterterrorism forces to battle al …

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Criticism Mounts on Ghani’s Approach on Peace Team

Criticism Mounts on Ghani’s Approach on Peace Team

KABUL – Critics on Tuesday criticized President Ashraf Ghani’s approach on the formation of the peace negotiating team, saying that postponement in this regard depicts that there is a lack of will on proceeding with the peace process. Earlier in July, the State Minister for Peace Affairs, Abdul Salam Rahimi, …

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Khalilzad Meets Ghani to Discuss US-Taliban Talks

Khalilzad Meets Ghani to Discuss US-Taliban Talks

KABUL – US envoy for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with the Afghan president in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban as a deal nears on ending America’s longest war, an official said Monday. President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesperson confirmed the …

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Feature: Afghanistan Cannot Expect Transparent Election

Feature, Afghanistan Cannot Expect Transparent Elections

One of the peculiarities of the elections, which is also enshrined in the law, is its independence and transparency. If any of these features is not properly implemented in the election, it could mean that the outcome can be controversial and questionable. The Independent Election Commission (IEC) Afghanistan has said …

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Abdullah Says He is Ready to Quit Elections for Peace

Abdullah Says He is Ready to Quit Elections for Peace

KABUL – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s main challenger in president election next month, CEO Abdullah Abdullah, has said he is ready to abandon his bid for power for the sake of peace, raising more questions about prospects for an election the Taliban have vowed to block. The twice-delayed presidential election …

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