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Inter-Cousin Marriages in Afghanistan

PICTURE OF A PAINTING DEPICTING AN AFGHAN BRIDE (PAINTING: SAYED SADAT)

by: Dr Khesrow Sangarwal and Sahar Emran Is Inter-Cousin Marriage a Public Health Problem in Afghanistan? Background Studies have suggested that the prevalence of intra-familial unions in Middle Eastern and Asian populations could be as high as 50% of all marriages [1]. One study has estimated the consanguinity rate in ...

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د اوسمهالو پښتنو لیکوالانو په پنځونو کې: د مولانا جلال الدین محمد بلخی یاد

by: Sohayla Hasrat-Nazimi د مولانا عرفانی تخیل هغسې چې نن ورځ په ټوله نړۍ کې خپور دی او د بیلابیلو ژبو او ملتونو خلک یې درناوی کوي او له هغه نه ګته اخلي، پښتو ادبیات او پښتانه هم ترې بی نصیبه نه دی پاتې او په سیمینارونو او غونډو کې ...

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Afghanistan: a country deprived of its professionals

AFGHANISTAN HAS A UNIQUE FORM OF INTRA-COUNTRY BRAIN DRAIN, FROM PROFESSIONAL AND SKILLED OCCUPATIONS TO THE NON-SKILLED AND LUCRATIVE JOBS.

The emigration of skilled intellectuals and technical labour from the developing world to economically and professionally favourable places, usually Europe and North America, is an extensively observed trend over the last few decades, a phenomenon otherwise known as ‘brain drain’. Afghanistan, however, has experienced a different and possibly quite a unique ...

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Equal Representation in the Afghan Elections

By: Hamdullah Mohib Background In a democracy, the result of an election gives legitimacy to the representative of the people or their leader. In Afghanistan’s presidential system, the voters lend their support to the elected president for a five year long term. The number of votes he/she gets is therefore ...

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Teaching Nonviolence in Afghan Classrooms

by: Ahmadullah ArchiwalIn many post conflict societies peace education is an integral part of their education system. Since schools are considered breeding grounds for the future builders of every nation, they are taught the importance of peace and are given a hope for their secure future. Peace education also teaches ...

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The power of narrative

by: Dr Hamdullah Mohib There once was a young religious scholar who just graduated from a Madrassa. Upon completion of his studies, he was advised by his teachers to carry on for another two years studying sociology. But it seemed irrelevant to achieving his dream of becoming an Imam. On ...

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Private VLAN: A simple Layer 2 security approach

by: MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR WARSAJI Abstract The last two years have seen some major online security breaches that made headlines around the world. Some victims were more well-known names, such as Sony and MasterCard. The rising threat of so-called ‘Hactivists’ around the world means that network security must be integrated into ...

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ژورنالیستک اخلاق

 By: Emal Pasarly څو کاله وړاندې د افغانستان ملي تلویزیون د پرانیستي پوهنتون په نامه د لکچرونو یوه لړۍ لرله. پر یوې نه یوې موضوع به یوه کس ناستو کسانو ته خبرې کولې او په پای کې به یې پوښتنې ځوابونه وو.  له ما یې وغوښتل چې پر ژورنالیستیکو اخلاقو ...

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Suspicious murder of a technocratic governor

by: Dr Khesrow SangarwalDetails of a conspiracy theory seldom add up to a convincing and credible account of the event.  Most often a prompt and clear description of the situation, and a rational explanation disperse the acuity and plausibility of a twisted version of the reality. However, the apparent conspiracy ...

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