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  1. Business - Commodities - MINING

    New Afghan mining law lacks transparency, say experts

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... of parliament on August 16, following the last-minute addition of guarantees that local communities will share in the proceeds of mining. Taliban are not spectators but finance their war from revenues ... has cooled on its US$3 billion copper deal at Mes Aynak, renegotiated large parts of the contract, and withdrawn its personnel after coming under regular Taliban attack. Critics say the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1579556/new-afghan-mining-law-lacks-transparency-say-experts
  2. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Rights advocates fear rollback of women’s gains in Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:01pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... School in Qarghayi district of Laghman province, where almost half the houses have been destroyed in the war with the Taliban. For 15 months, Wafa, 47, received a barrage of phone calls telling ... of most of the international troops that have helped Karzai stay in power for more than a decade, held the country together by keeping a Taliban insurgency largely under control and enabled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545758/rights-advocates-fear-rollback-womens-gains-afghanistan
  3. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Next Afghan president will face a battle for control of nation’s mineral wealth

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 10:18pm by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... to queue at makeshift polling booths today, defying Taliban threats to kill them, to elect their next president. It will be an unprecedented democratic leadership transition for the troubled ... sovereignty. The election unfolds as foreign combat troops that have propped up the government since throwing out the Taliban in 2001 are due to withdraw on December 31. The next president- who might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465078/next-afghan-president-will-face-battle-control-nations-mineral-wealth
  4. Property - International - AFGHANISTAN

    Subsidies prop up Kabul's property market as troops prepare to withdraw

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:12am by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... Lynne O'Donnell in Kabul property.post@scmp.com Government hopes gated communities in Kabul where women can walk alone without Taliban berating them will keep civil servants from ... at war amid escalating fears that the Taliban will win a role in government as President Hamid Karzai pursues peace, "people will spend a lot of money to buy in here because ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1360347/subsidies-prop-kabuls-property-market-troops-prepare-withdraw
  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan's plan to jumpstart economy with Chinese mining investment under threat

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by LYNNE O'DONNELL

    ... struggling to control a Taliban-led insurgency. Mining has been seen as the main support for Afghanistan's economy after 2014. As Afghanistan lacks infrastructure, the government views mining ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1313161/afghanistans-plan-jumpstart-economy-chinese-mining-investment-under-threat

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