May 17, 2012
AFGHANISTAN- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Afghanistan mission in Kabul has awarded two multi-year Indefinite Quantity Contracts (IQCs) to Perini Management Services, Inc., (PMSI) a subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC), a leading civil and building construction company.
May 8, 2012
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The struggles Afghan women face with inheriting land and their overall land rights in the country came to light during the First National Conference on Women’s Inheritance and Land Rights held in Kabul today. The Minister of Women’s Affairs Dr. Husn Bano Banu Ghazanfar, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commissioner Dr. Soraya Sobhrang, other Afghan officials and civil society and women’s rights activists took part in the conference and discussed problems Afghan women encounter while exercising their rights to inherit land.
May 3, 2012
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- The Afghan Special Anti-Corruption Tribunal Court sentenced Din Mohammad Ramin, a former employee on a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to three years in prison and a $10,000 fine for soliciting and receiving a kickback of approximately $5,000.
Ramin was arrested on December 18, 2011 and sentenced on March 27, 2012. The action came as part of an on-going campaign against fraud and waste in U.S. aid efforts in Afghanistan.
April 30, 2012
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Afghanistan’s Ministry of Public Health hosted an award ceremony in Kabul today celebrating the International Day of the Midwife in conjunction with the closing of the Eight Annual Afghan Midwives Association Congress held on April 28- 29. Afghan Minister of Public Health Dr. Suraya Dalil, Minister of Women’s Affairs Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar, member of the Afghan Parliament Fawzia Kofi and other Afghan and U.S. Government officials and donor community representatives attended the ceremony.
Last updated: May 03, 2016