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Mass release of detainees stirs hopes that international criticism may be working.
Although people are friendly, there are few job opportunities.
More than half of all reported weddings in north east region involves a minor.
Tribal justice processes are the only remaining choice for most.
Praise for latest talks supporting peace negotiations between Kabul and the Taleban.
29 Jun 18
Small-scale producers say they need start-up funding and dedicated space.
20 Jun 18
Insurgents have imposed their own regulations and curriculum.
18 Jun 18
Traditional mores often prevent women even working outside the home, let alone running for office.
15 Jun 18
Lucrative trade risks further delegitimising electoral process.
13 Jun 18
Conservative traditions mean that most do not even have national ID cards.
13 Jun 18
Locals accuse government of indifference.
12 Jun 18
Most cases are never reported as they are resolved by tribal elders.
11 Jun 18
A low turn-out risks undermining the credibility of the outcome.
8 Jun 18
Locals complain of having to travel unreasonable distances for the chance to participate in upcoming polls.
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