Showing posts with label Oruzgan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oruzgan. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Protests Against Corruption in Oruzgan Province After Australian Withdrawal

The remote province of Oruzgan in central Afghanistan is undergoing some security, corruption, and governance difficulties just two months after the Australia withdrawal from the province. Protests have broken out in Tarin Kowt - the capital of Oruzgan. The protesters are calling attention to the collusion of the provincial governor with the Taliban. They also cite numerous instances of corruption where aid money provided by foreign donor nations have been diverted by the provincial governor. There apparently is a big rift between the provincial governor and the provincial chief of police (Matiullah Khan). Provincial governors are not elected but are appointed through a process orchestrated by President Karzai. Read more in "Afghanistan: Violent protests break out in Oruzgan two months after Australians leave", The Sidney Morning Herald, February 10, 2014.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Seabees Helping CJSOTF-A with Construction in Oruzgan Province

Seabees from a Naval Mobile Construction Battalion are building work and living areas in Oruzgan Province for members of an infantry battalion attached to the CJSOTF-A.  Read more in "NMCB 3's Det. 4 Builds Shelters for US Forces to Brave the Afghan Cold", DVIDS, January 31, 2011.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Australians Wonder About Matiullah Khan of Oruzgan Province

Australians are questioning its armed forces involvement with a warlord called Matiullah Khan in Afghanistan.  Read more in "Cultural norms in Afghanistan", Brisbane Times, October 31, 2010.