Powering Afghanistan: Ethnic rivalries & the TUTAP power line

Originally posted on South Asia @ LSE (London School of Economics) blog http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/2016/10/27/powering-afghanistan/ Following protests and violence in Afghanistan, Rabia Nasimi and Chloe Blades discuss the proposed TUTAP project, which promises to double electricity coverage. They consider why the Hazara minority in particular feel like they are being excluded from the benefits that the power line will bring, and … Continue reading Powering Afghanistan: Ethnic rivalries & the TUTAP power line

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Rabia Nasimi – Making A Difference For Afghanistan’s Refugees

The politics within Afghanistan is turbulent to say the least with conflict spanning centuries, mostly due to its unfortunate positioning as a pawn on the chessboard controlled by the world’s political super powers. With foreign influences entering in and out of Afghanistan from the Soviet Union to America with NATO as its ally, it has … Continue reading Rabia Nasimi – Making A Difference For Afghanistan’s Refugees

Bringing Fresh Water to Puli Khumri, Afghanistan

Dr. Nasimi, director of the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association, recently visited Puli Khumri in the Baghlan provence of Northern Afghanistan to officially open the fresh water well that the people of his hometown built using funds raised by the ACAA and their volunteers. Dr Nasimi cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony The people of Puli … Continue reading Bringing Fresh Water to Puli Khumri, Afghanistan

Norfolk Eccentrics hold Fundraiser for Afghanistan

On December 23rd 2015 a fundraiser as eccentric as Norfolk itself was held to raise money for the  Afghanistan and Central Asian Association’s Well Building Project. An array of guests including Gulwali Passarlay, author of The Lightless Sky, and my inspiring friends and family gathered in the kitchen of my family home for a memorable … Continue reading Norfolk Eccentrics hold Fundraiser for Afghanistan