Narratives

Narratives are feature stories of Reporterly. Through the Narratives section, we provide our audience with in-depth and long feature stories of Afghanistan’s politics, society, culture, security and economy.

‘Where Is My Name’ Questions The Identity Of Women In Afghanistan
‘Where Is My Name’ Questions The Identity Of Women In Afghanistan

For over four years now, occasionally a campaign on Afghan social media would pop-up to recognize women's identities as they

11 Jul 2020
Cabinet Formation Crisis: Why Do ‘Acting’ Ministers Still Exist?
Cabinet Formation Crisis: Why Do ‘Acting’ Ministers Still Exist?

It's been a little over nine months since Afghanistan's presidential election were held in September 2019...

30 Jun 2020
Life During Lockdown II: Survey to Study the Effects of COVID-19 in Herat
Life During Lockdown II: Survey to Study the Effects of COVID-19 in Herat

According to the latest official statistics from the Afghan Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), the number of people infected with

28 Jun 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

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

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

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

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

11 Jun 2020
Parliament Awaits Vote of Confidence: How well are Ghani and Abdullah Sharing Power?
Parliament Awaits Vote of Confidence: How well are Ghani and Abdullah Sharing Power?

President Ashraf Ghani met with Mir Rahman Rahmani, the speaker of the Lower House of Parliament on Monday to discuss

9 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

4 Jun 2020
Kabul Mosque Attacks Kills Prominent Pro-Government Moderate Scholar: Who Benefits?
Kabul Mosque Attacks Kills Prominent Pro-Government Moderate Scholar: Who Benefits?

Two were killed and two more injured in an explosion at the Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque on Tuesday evening.  An

3 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

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

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

27 May 2020
Eid Ceasefire: Where does it take Afghanistan to?
Eid Ceasefire: Where does it take Afghanistan to?

On May 23, the Taliban declared a three-day ceasefire for the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations.  In their statement, Taliban instructed its

25 May 2020
Exclusive: Pakistani Twitter Handles Spread Propaganda Against Afghanistan and India
Exclusive: Pakistani Twitter Handles Spread Propaganda Against Afghanistan and India

Pakistani Twitter handles produced and amplified massive amounts of propaganda and targeted disinformation after the deadly May 12 attacks in

21 May 2020
A Survey On The Effects Of The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic In Kabul
A Survey On The Effects Of The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic In Kabul

The first COVID-19 case in Afghanistan was confirmed in Herat province on February 24, 2020[1]. A 35-year-old man who had

21 May 2020
Taliban Savagery in Ghazni Indicates Group’s Evolution
Taliban Savagery in Ghazni Indicates Group’s Evolution

On May 17, media reported that the Taliban shot dead five people - three civilians and two national police personnel

20 May 2020
Charity In The Corona Age (15); Mina Nikzad And Mirwais Firoozi Donate Wedding Expenses To The Needy Kabulis
Charity In The Corona Age (15); Mina Nikzad And Mirwais Firoozi Donate Wedding Expenses To The Needy Kabulis

This time, in a series of reports on philanthropy, Mina Nikzad and Mirwais Firoozi have been able to contribute to

13 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,

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

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

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

4 May 2020
From Criminality To Insurgency: How Taliban Appointed First Hazara Shia District Chief?
From Criminality To Insurgency: How Taliban Appointed First Hazara Shia District Chief?

Recently, a video showing the interview of "Mawlawi Mahdi Mujahed", shadow district chief of Taliban for Balkhab district of Saripul

2 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

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

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

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

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”.

27 Apr 2020
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