US trials to reduce the production of illegal drugs in Afghanistan dwindled after the Taliban took over the country. Global fear of legalization of Poppy a main product of heroin is drawing near after reports that the Taliban are having plans of legalizing the plant. According to Times of India media, Taliban leaders have hinted at legalizing the farming of poppy plants.
Few weeks ago, the terrorist group known as Taliban wrecked havock in the country after taking over, forcing the president to escape and other important government officials. The United States too had to evacuate its citizens from the country. While evacuating, Afghan citizens too thronged the country's airport clinging on planes taking over.
The Taliban are exercising their control over Afghanistan after overthrowing the Ashraf Ghani led government. This is as a result of the withdrawal of the US soldiers from the country. After the US withdrew from Afghanistan, they left behind military vehicles, aircrafts and weapons worth billions of dollars.
The Taliban are now in control of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops from the country and the collapse of the Afghanistan National Defense Force. These resulted in the Taliban getting its hands on moden aircrafts, helicopters, weapons and military vehicles. Some of the abandoned aircrafts were damaged beyond repair while others were left in very good condition.
Kenyans online have raised their concerns following the influx of Asian descent landing at one of the international terminals. According to the source, a good number of Asian descendants and many of them being men were spotted landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Reports indicated that the men were carrying suitcases and they were driven to one of the luxurious apartments across the country.
The Siaya senator James Orengo has finally broken his silence on the expected Raila's rule if he wins the 2022 presidential elections. While speaking today, the Siaya senator compared the Raila's upcoming rule to the South African president Nelson Mandela who bright unity and the spirit of love in the entire African continent.
Deputy President William Ruto and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga went for each other, over the slogan used by the DP to woo voters ahead of next year’s General Election. Nominated MP Dennitah Ghati has been elected the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Parliamentarians with Disabilities (CPwD) network, which is a constituent body of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Taliban has been put on spot for orchestrating terrorist activities in Afghanistan, a situation which led to overturning of the electoral government and a replacement of their regime. The self renowned Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid's latest tweet which was posted at 5 pm on Sunday about the bombing blast which rocked a gathering of hundreds of innocent civilians at a mosque in Kabul has been pulled down.
The United States said on Sunday that the first face-to-face meeting between senior U.S. and Taliban officials since they retook power in Afghanistan was "candid and professional" and that the U.S. said the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not just their words. State Department spokesman Ned Price said,"The U.S. delegation in the weekend talks in Doha, Qatar, focused on security and terrorism concerns and safe passage for U.S. citizens, other foreign nationals and Afghans, as well as on human rights, including the meaningful participation of women and girls in all aspects of Afghan society."
The death toll is expected to rise as a powerful explosion hit a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz during Friday's prayers." We have received more than 90 wounded patients and over 15 dead bodies, but the number will change. We are still receiving more people," said a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital worker, who did not want to be named.
The Taliban pronounced that it will allow only 200 Americans and other civilians to exit Afghanistan on charter flights, this is according to a US official.The government will be led by Muhammad Hasan Akhund as the acting prime minister, a report from Al-jazeera. Akhund at the time Taliban was in Power, he was the foreign minister and deputy prime minister, that is 1996 to 2001.Since the beginning of the year, an estimate of 270,000 Afghans have been forced from their homes amid Taliban advances, declining securities and foreign troop withdrawals, this is according to the UN refugee agency.
The Talibans appointed Chancellor informed the public that women will not be allowed in schools. This includes tutors and students, as long as they are female. The have been sharp criticism over what is happening in Afghanistan from all over the world. According to some they have broken the promise they made.
This week, the Taliban sent letters to several Afghan media outlets with instructions, including how the group wanted to be characterized in media coverage. Taliban letters were received. According to the letter, which was obtained by VOA, news organizations should refer to the Taliban by their official name and are prohibited from urging "our young people to leave the nation" and promoting religions other than Islam.
Barbers in Helmand province in Afghanistan have been banned from shaving or trimming beards by the Taliban. They claim that shaving is against the interpretation of Islamic law and anyone violating those laws will be punished severely. [Photo Courtesy] The Taliban took over the Afghanistan after defeating the ruling government.
The Kabul Taliban are still the talk in town and they seem to be more serious with reforms as time comes by.Nobody is safe in Kabul because they seem to have no mercy at all with anyone. Yesterday the Taliban sacked the Kabul university vice-chancellor.Muhammed Osman Baburi the vice chancellor was a PhD holder and was serving as the vice chancellor of Kabul university until yesterday when he was sacked.
Meet The New Vice Chancellor Of Kabul University: Young Degree Holder Who Barely Passed Easy Subject
The Taliban government have once again caused approar in Afghanistan and the entire world following their appointment of a young inexperienced man as the new head of Kabul University, one of the best learning institutions in the region. The Taliban sacked the former vice chancellor Dr Muhammad Osman Bahari who was a PhD Holder and experienced scholar who had written dozens of scholarly books.
Taliban notorious former head of religious police Mullah Nooruddin Turabi has said that extreme punishments previously carried out in Afghanistan will return under their regime. The punishments expected to return include executions and amputations. Mullah who is now in charge of prisons, told AP News that amputations and execution of prisoners is necessary.
ODM leader Raila Odinga has turned the collapse of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional changes into a weapon against Deputy President William Ruto. The anti-corruption court has struck out one of the graft charges facing former Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero after finding there were insufficient details of the alleged crime.
Photo: Courtesy Taliban have lodge request at United Nations (UN) headquarters requesting for representations. In the statement learnt by Kenya's Citizen TV, The militant group requested to participate in this week's United Nations General Assembly. Also, The Taliban said they no longer recognize Ghulam Isaczai as representative of Afghanistan.
Afghans Taliban Asks To Speak At The UN General Assembly Attended By Hundreds Of Heads Of States. The Talibans through their Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi have written a letter to the United Nations (UN) where they requested to be given a chance to address the UN General Assembly in New York.