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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 2:30am

Kabul, Afghanistan – Afghan police working with American agents arrested an Afghan man on charges of stealing more than a half million dollars from an agricultural development fund supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The money was insured, and there was no actual loss of U.S. taxpayer funds.

Afghan National Police made the arrest on April 2 in the northern city Mazar-e-Sharif, along with agents from the USAID Office of Inspector General (OIG). The arrest followed a long-running joint investigation by Afghan law enforcement agencies, USAID OIG and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

“This arrest demonstrates effective partnership between U.S. and Afghan authorities can help ensure those who seek to divert assistance from the Afghan people are held to account,” USAID Acting Inspector General Michael Carroll said.

Minister of Women’s Affairs Ms. Husn Banu Ghazanfar and U.S. Embassy Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 4:30am

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Some 80 percent of Afghan women have regular or occasional access to mobile phones, according to a survey conducted in late 2012. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and based on the research methodology of GSMA mWomen Program, the survey shows a remarkable speed of mobile phone adoption among Afghan women since the first mobile phone license was issued in the country in 2002. In addition, 82 percent of those surveyed believe mobile phones improve Afghan women's lives.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Kardan University held their second annual job fair on Thursday with 50 private sector companies and over 2,000 job seekers. The event gave skilled, Afghan jobseekers the opportunity to meet with employers, while giving employers access to highly qualified candidates.
 
USAID Mission Director Dr. Ken Yamashita and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid attend at the opening ceremony of
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Developing and reforming legal education was the subject of today’s historic gathering at the Ministry of Higher Education, where the representatives of Law and Shari’a faculties, governmental and non-governmental institutions, and international donors plotted a course for sustainable education during the 2013 Legal Education Symposium.
 
A graduate receives his certificate after completing a training program in project management, business communications, and job
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 4:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A group of 160 mid-level jobseekers received their graduation certificates after completing USAID-funded training programs in project management, and business communications and employability skills. These demand driven programs were conducted in Kabul by the private sector training organization Afghanistan Financial Services (AFS), supported by USAID-funded Afghanistan Workforce Development Program (AWDP).
 
Eighty-six young women professionals celebrate the completion of a six-month Internship Program in Banking and Financial Service
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 2:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Eighty-six young women professionals, university graduates and senior students celebrated today the completion of  a six-month internship program that prepared them to work in the financial sector.
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A former contractor for a recently completed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) project in Afghanistan has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and a $9,500 fine. 
 
Noor Anwarzai, 36, was sentenced by Afghanistan’s Special Anti-Corruption Tribunal on April 8, 2013.  The Tribunal found Mr. Anwarzai guilty of violating Afghan Penal Code Article 268, regarding embezzlement of funds and Article 310 regarding the forgery of official documents.
 
Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industries Mozammil Shinwari speaks at World Intellectual Property Day.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 2:45am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan celebrated World Intellectual Property Day today in a sign of Afghanistan’s commitment to the intellectual property rights that protect artistic works and technological inventions.
 

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