Sunday, February 28, 2016


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2014 Presidential Election Results Announced. Better late than never! The Independent Election Commission (IEC) announced the results of the controversial 2014 presidential election - 16 months after the establishment of the National Unity Government (NUG) led by President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah. Democracy at work! Read more in "IEC Announces 2014 Presidential Election Results"Tolo News, February 24, 2016.

New Minister of Interior. Noor-ul-Haq Oloomi has been replaced with Taj Mohammad Jahid as Afghanistan's interior minister according to the presidential palace. Oloomi will move on to be the Afghanistan Ambassador to the Netherlands. Jahid, age 51, has been a former commander of the 207th and 209th Army Corps. The newly appointed Senior Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs is General Abdul Rahman Rahman. The nominations will need to be introduced to parliament and pass a vote of confidence.

New Attorney General. Afghanistan has a new Attorney General. The past one was appointed by former President Karzai in 2008. Farid Hamadi has been nominated as the new Attorney General. Hamadi is a former Human Rights Commissioner.

Encouraging News - Increased Revenue. Afghanistan experienced an impressive revenue turnaround in 2015. This report examines the sources of the revenue increase and the actions that helped spur it, and discusses lesson learned and future challenges. Read Afghanistan's Revenue Turnaround in 2015, United States Institute of Peace (ISIP), February 24, 2016.

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