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How has a year of Taliban rule changed Afghanistan? | TV Shows

On Wednesday, August 17 at 19:30 GMT:
It’s now a yr because the Taliban took management of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, hastening the exit of all US troops from the nation.

Taliban leaders say that within the months since they swept to energy, folks throughout Afghanistan reside so as and safety, whereas urging that the “the world mustn’t anticipate us to realize all our targets in a single day”.

However many Afghans say their lives have deteriorated in the previous couple of months. Ladies and women have confronted more and more repressive Taliban-imposed restrictions on their motion, gown, employment and entry to schooling – with the Taliban swiftly shutting down protests for girls’s rights. Hazaras and different ethnic spiritual minority teams have borne the brunt of lethal assaults by teams resembling Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), a serious rival to the Taliban. And journalists have confronted arbitrary arrest and abuse by Taliban authorities whereas attempting to do their job.

The nation can be mired in an financial disaster. Worldwide funding to Afghanistan was turned off quickly after the Taliban swept to energy on August 15, 2021. In latest months,  thousands and thousands of individuals have been plunged into debt, with an estimated 70 percent of households struggling to get the naked necessities. A protracted drought is exacerbating starvation.

But as Afghanistan’s financial issues mount, it stays unable to entry billions of {dollars} of central financial institution reserves held overseas, principally in america. A bunch of Afghan and worldwide NGOs has urged that these funds be unfrozen directly to assist deliver reduction to Afghans enduring hardship, however main variations persist between the US and Taliban officers over the circumstances underneath which the cash can be launched.

On this episode of The Stream we’ll replicate on the dramatic rise to energy of the Taliban on August 15 2021, and take a look at how folks’s every day lives have modified underneath its rule.

On this episode of The Stream, we’re joined by:
Suhail Shaheen, @suhailshaheen1
Head of Taliban’s Political Workplace in Doha, and Everlasting Consultant of Afghanistan to the United Nations

Pashtana Durrani, @barakpashtana
Govt Director, LEARN Afghanistan

Ali Latifi, @alibomaye
Journalist, Al Jazeera



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