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Powering Afghanistan: Ethnic rivalries over 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

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On Rabia Nasimi – Making a difference to refugees from Afghanistan finding a place within British society

Originally published for London School of Economics on September 13th 2016. On Rabia Nasimi – Making a difference to refugees from Afghanistan finding a place within British society By Chloe Blades- a social activist aiming to uncover the reality for refugees in Britain The politics within Afghanistan is turbulent to say the least with conflict … Continue reading

Bringing Fresh Water to Puli Khumri, Afghanistan
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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

How are MPs in the UK discussing a petition for the closure of our borders when the statements in the petition are entirely wrong?
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How are MPs in the UK discussing a petition for the closure of our borders when the statements in the petition are entirely wrong?

While sitting at work and listening to Today in Parliament, I was genuinely disgusted at the content of a petition read out by Steve McCabe, who thankfully has a problem with the petition too. This petition went to Parliament on 19th October 2015 and now has a total of 201,185 signatures. You can find the entire … Continue reading