Freshta Farhang

Hadi Qasemi: An Afghan Born In Iran, Who Is Now An Artist In Sweden
Hadi Qasemi: An Afghan Born In Iran, Who Is Now An Artist In Sweden

A 20-year-old Afghan immigrant in Sweden sold his paintings for nearly half a million Swedish krona and donated the money to the South African charity Project Playground which works with young children...

26 Aug 2020
Fatima Rajabi: The Woman Who Was Shot Dead By Taliban After They Promised Her Release
Fatima Rajabi: The Woman Who Was Shot Dead By Taliban After They Promised Her Release

On Sunday, Twitter users posted the photo of a woman who was abducted by the Taliban, a week ago in Ghazni...

27 Jul 2020
80% People Infected With COVID-19: How Did Kandahar Get Here?
80% People Infected With COVID-19: How Did Kandahar Get Here?

Kandahar is one of the southern provinces of the country and home to Afghanistan’s second largest city which is also its capital. It also holds the dubious honour of being the third worst COVID-19 affected province in Afghanistan...

23 Jun 2020
One Week in, how is Afghanistan’s Private Sector Coping with COVID-19 Detection and Treatment?
One Week in, how is Afghanistan’s Private Sector Coping with COVID-19 Detection and Treatment?

In the past 24 hours, 1,226 suspected coronavirus samples have been tested by the government’s laboratories, of which 564 have been confirmed positive said the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) today...

17 Jun 2020
COVID-19 Bashes Nangarhar: How to Explain high Coffin Sales but low Death Tolls?
COVID-19 Bashes Nangarhar: How to Explain high Coffin Sales but low Death Tolls?

As the location of one of the Coronavirus testing laboratories, Nangarhar is testing up to 100 samples a day from Laghman, Nuristan and Kunar in addition to their province’s...

16 Jun 2020
COVID-19: Herat Becoming Second Italy but with no Labs
COVID-19: Herat Becoming Second Italy but with no Labs

Herat Governor Seyyed Abdul Wahid Qatali told a news conference on Saturday that nearly 280 patients wo had Coronavirus had died in the province within the last week without even seeing the insides of a health centre.

14 Jun 2020
Ghori girl on her way to US Congress: Who is Zainab Mohsini?
Ghori girl on her way to US Congress: Who is Zainab Mohsini?

Zainab has risen from the foothills of central Afghanistan.  Although originally from Daikundi province, she was born in 1988 in Ghor province.

11 Jun 2020
Exclusive: The Journey of Lisa Kakar from refugee to Global Swede Award 2020 Winner
Exclusive: The Journey of Lisa Kakar from refugee to Global Swede Award 2020 Winner

These days, you hear news of women who are breaking tradition and setting records. You hear about them going against the norms of society and achieving so many things. You see them fighting for their rights. Fighting to make their own decisions. Fighting for a better life...

4 Jun 2020
Who Were the Two Journalists of the IS Attack?
Who Were the Two Journalists of the IS Attack?

“Our colleagues Mirwais Shah Amiri, an economic reporter, and Shafiqullah Zabihi, an employee in the technical department, were martyred,” said the chief executive of Khurshid TV station...

1 Jun 2020
COVID-19: How Did Kabul Become the Breeding Ground for Coronavirus
COVID-19: How Did Kabul Become the Breeding Ground for Coronavirus

Two days before the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, on May 22, Afghanistan had 9,216 COVID-19 cases. Kabul’s markets were teeming with people who had disregarded the government’s restrictions...

28 May 2020
40% Factories Shutdown: Concern Over Impending Economic Crisis Post-Coronavirus
40% Factories Shutdown: Concern Over Impending Economic Crisis Post-Coronavirus

Reports indicate that over the last two months, 40% factories have shut down and 30% are semi-active throughout Afghanistan. As the number of people infected with Coronavirus in Afghanistan continue to increase, industry leaders are concerned that the worsening crisis could lead to bankruptcy and increased layoffs...

27 May 2020
Coronavirus Update In Afghanistan (38): 402 Infected Health Workers And Continuation Of Regional Aid
Coronavirus Update In Afghanistan (38): 402 Infected Health Workers And Continuation Of Regional Aid

The Herat Public Health Department confirmed on Wednesday that Dr. Abdul Wahed Razi, one of Herat’s top public health officials, had died of the coronavirus...

13 May 2020
2 Million Lost Jobs; Rising Poverty, Six-Step Economic Downturn and Entrepreneurial Losses in Afghanistan
2 Million Lost Jobs; Rising Poverty, Six-Step Economic Downturn and Entrepreneurial Losses in Afghanistan

Statistics from the National Union of Workers of Afghanistan (EMWA) show that about 2 million workers in Afghanistan have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Expressing concern over the process, the union called on the Afghan government to take the necessary measures to help the vulnerable...

5 May 2020
Coronavirus Update In Afghanistan (32); More Than 3,000 Infected and Around 100 Recovered
Coronavirus Update In Afghanistan (32); More Than 3,000 Infected and Around 100 Recovered

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that 330 new cases of coronavirus have been registered in different provinces of the country during the past 24 hours...

5 May 2020
Protesting Through Begging; Ruhollah Naderi, Unemployed With Double Bachelor’s Degree
Protesting Through Begging; Ruhollah Naderi, Unemployed With Double Bachelor’s Degree

On Sunday, a young man from Daikundi province protested against the government’s disregard for educated youth in a symbolic gesture...

4 May 2020
Coronavirus Updates In Afghanistan (31); Nearly 3,000 Infected And $140 Million Aid
Coronavirus Updates In Afghanistan (31); Nearly 3,000 Infected And $140 Million Aid

Officials at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) say 190 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours...

4 May 2020
Coronavirus Updates In Afghanistan (28); Spike In Number of COVID-19 Patients And Distribution Of Bread To The Needy
Coronavirus Updates In Afghanistan (28); Spike In Number of COVID-19 Patients And Distribution Of Bread To The Needy

Officials at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) have once again warned that the number of coronavirus cases in Afghanistan is increasing day by day and will increase in the coming weeks...

30 Apr 2020
Charity in the Corona Age (9); Dr. Ebrahim Jafari, Afghanite Family And Assistance To 150 Needy Families
Charity in the Corona Age (9); Dr. Ebrahim Jafari, Afghanite Family And Assistance To 150 Needy Families

The risk of a coronavirus outbreak in Afghanistan remains high. The quarantine of cities, one after another, has made many people, especially the day laborers and peddlers, unemployed.  Those who have earned little per day now have no money to spend on their lives...

28 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Updates in Afghanistan (27); About 2,000 Cases & Donation of 2,000 Diagnostic Kits
Coronavirus Updates in Afghanistan (27); About 2,000 Cases & Donation of 2,000 Diagnostic Kits

Officials at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) say 125 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the past 24 hours...

28 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Updates In Afghanistan (26): How Afghanistan Faces the Pandemic?
Coronavirus Updates In Afghanistan (26): How Afghanistan Faces the Pandemic?

The Presidential Palace said it had proposed 48 procurements, including the supply of 500 ventilators respirators and the allocation of 313 million AFN for the repair and construction of health centers...

27 Apr 2020
Charity In The Corona Age (8); “Alley To Alley” Campaign Fighting Hunger in Crisis of COVID-19
Charity In The Corona Age (8); “Alley To Alley” Campaign Fighting Hunger in Crisis of COVID-19

On the second day of the quarantine in Kabul, Mahdi Mudaber decides to launch a campaign called “Alley to Alley”. He starts doing this with one of his friends named Javad Zawolestani...

27 Apr 2020
Coronavirus update in Afghanistan (23): 42 New Cases and The Delivery of Second Consignment of China’s aid
Coronavirus update in Afghanistan (23): 42 New Cases and The Delivery of Second Consignment of China’s aid

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says at least 42 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country during the past 24 hours...

24 Apr 2020
Ramadan and The Coronavirus Crisis: What Are Recommendations of Sunni and Shiite Scholars For Afghan Citizens?
Ramadan and The Coronavirus Crisis: What Are Recommendations of Sunni and Shiite Scholars For Afghan Citizens?

Yesterday Thursday April 24, Kabul was crowded more than ever. Vendors at a number of shops said people had come to the market to buy their needs for the Ramadan month...

24 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Update In Afghanistan (22): The Quarantine Challenge And Spike In The COVID-19 Cases
Coronavirus Update In Afghanistan (22): The Quarantine Challenge And Spike In The COVID-19 Cases

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has announced that the Coronavirus command unit has started operating in the ministry...

23 Apr 2020
Charity In The Corona Age (5); Afghan Couple’s Empathy Symbolizes Generational Change In Afghanistan
Charity In The Corona Age (5); Afghan Couple’s Empathy Symbolizes Generational Change In Afghanistan

Spring and summer and sometimes even autumn and winter days are the seasons for weddings and engagement ceremonies for couples. As you walk through the streets, florists are trying to get the bride and groom's cars to bloom, and the wedding halls are full of families...

20 Apr 2020
Charity In The Corona Age (3); A Couple From Daikundi, Canceling Their Wedding Party and Donating Food and Hygiene
Charity In The Corona Age (3); A Couple From Daikundi, Canceling Their Wedding Party and Donating Food and Hygiene

Samira Rashedi and Nasim Fahimi have gotten married, but without any celebration or anthem, they have helped the needy instead; the citizens who are suffering more these days not only the about risk of the coronavirus but also the concerns of money and food.  The young couple is happy to bring a smile on their face that is full of anxiety...

18 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Impacts On Media Activities: Why Are Female Journalists Affected during The Quarantine Period?
Coronavirus Impacts On Media Activities: Why Are Female Journalists Affected during The Quarantine Period?

As journalists along with doctors and police, are at the forefront of the fight against coronavirus, less attention is being paid to them, with a number of media outlets forced to fire their journalists and reporters...

16 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Updates in Afghanistan (15); Concerned Officials and Reckless Citizens
Coronavirus Updates in Afghanistan (15); Concerned Officials and Reckless Citizens

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) says 70 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Afghanistan during Wednesday April 15...

16 Apr 2020
Charity in the Corona Age (1); the Food Bank in Herat, Big Start from Western Afghanistan
Charity in the Corona Age (1); the Food Bank in Herat, Big Start from Western Afghanistan

Local officials in Herat province say the first food and equipment bank has opened in the province with the Cooperation of Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI)...

15 Apr 2020
Coronavirus Updates in Afghanistan (14); Death Toll Reaches 23
Coronavirus Updates in Afghanistan (14); Death Toll Reaches 23

The National Procurement Authority (APA) says it has purchased 170 ambulances and 70 vehicles to transport the bodies of victims of the coronavirus related to the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH)...

14 Apr 2020