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(Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Benafsha Benish
29 Jun 18
Small-scale producers say they need start-up funding and dedicated space.
An Afghan boy writes on a chalkboard at a rural school. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Benafsha Benish
20 Jun 18
Insurgents have imposed their own regulations and curriculum.
The precious natural resource is being exploited by armed groups. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Benafsha Benish
26 Mar 18
Mountain ranges now a safe haven for militant groups.
Benafsha Benish
19 Mar 18
Locals want to see movement on power, water and transport projects.
The north-western province of Badghis has many ancient sites and remains. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Benafsha Benish
28 Feb 18
Poor security and neglect mean that local sites risk being lost forever.
An expert examines emeralds from an Afghan mine. The mineral resources of Afghanistan are relatively unexplored even with Afghanistan's wealth of coal, copper, gold and iron ore, with precious and semiprecious stones. (Photo: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Benafsha Benish
12 Feb 18
Locals say that precious assets are being squandered.