Showing posts with label Ghor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ghor. Show all posts

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ghor Province: A Warlord Domain

An Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR) investigation has found that Ghor province in western Afghanistan is in the grip of about 40 warlords backed by thousands of paramilitaries. The armed groups carry out crimes with no threat of punishment by the government or police. The total of militia members is about 8 to 10 thousand; with each group ranging in size from 200 to 1,200 men. Many of the groups are leftovers from the civil war period between the Communist regime and the Taliban regime. The various militias compete for control of geographical areas as well as sectors of the economy and criminal activities (drug trade especially). Some militias have instituted their own legal system to replace a corrupt judicial system in place by the government. Read more in "Afghanistan: Lords of Ghor", Institute for War & Peace Reporting, December 10, 2014.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Ghost Teachers of Ghor Province - Corruption in Afghan Education at Provincial and National Level

We all know that Afghan government officials are corrupt. But every once in a while a story comes along that just boggles the mind. Red "Afghanistan: The Ghost Teachers of Ghor", Ground Report, March 29, 2012.