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The media spotlight on Afghanistan is fading fast – but the agony of its people is far from over

Afghans have been fighting since the 70s for the same reason Ukrainians are fighting but they have been neglected and betrayed

It took the international community two long decades of sacrifices with blood and fortune to establish some sort of representative governance in Afghanistan, which the Taliban overthrew in days, and the media threw the entire story off its radar in weeks.

  • Ayesha Jehangir
  • The Guardian

In January, some Taliban members in northern Mazār-e-Sharīf city allegedly gang-raped eight women in custody.

These women were part of the group of people arrested while trying to flee the country following the Taliban takeover in the wake of the withdrawal of foreign troops.

The Taliban, obviously…

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