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.

Abdul Ghani Kaka: Helmand Peace March Member Dies in Pursuit of Peace
Abdul Ghani Kaka: Helmand Peace March Member Dies in Pursuit of Peace

Abdul Ghani Kaka was the resident of Muhammad Agha district in Logar province...

5 Mar 2019
From a Victim to an Advocate: The Inspiring Journey of Human Rights Hero Hadi Marefat in Afghanistan
From a Victim to an Advocate: The Inspiring Journey of Human Rights Hero Hadi Marefat in Afghanistan

The blood-stained wrist watch says its 9:44 am. Its second hand is still flashing but in a very normal pace...

28 Feb 2019
Haste For Peace: How Did Peace Prospect Come So Close?
Haste For Peace: How Did Peace Prospect Come So Close?

Apart from international measures on reconciliation in Afghanistan, the efforts of the Afghan government...

16 Feb 2019
Inspiring Women of Afghanistan: Shamila Kohistani, A Pioneer of Women’s Football in Afghanistan
Inspiring Women of Afghanistan: Shamila Kohistani, A Pioneer of Women’s Football in Afghanistan

Shamila has not easily achieved the successes and colourful world of her life. She lived her childhood...

12 Feb 2019
For Khalilzad and US Administration, the Sooner Peace Initiates in Afghanistan the Better
For Khalilzad and US Administration, the Sooner Peace Initiates in Afghanistan the Better

US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad said in his address at the US Institute of Peace...

9 Feb 2019
A Decade Dedicated to Afghanistan: Life of Mariam Wardak
A Decade Dedicated to Afghanistan: Life of Mariam Wardak

In the first encounter with Mariam Wardak, she strikes as someone who has grown up in a diverse society...

31 Jan 2019
Afghanistan’s Inspiring Women: Marjan Matin, Making Big Changes & Leading the Cause of Quality Education
Afghanistan’s Inspiring Women: Marjan Matin, Making Big Changes & Leading the Cause of Quality Education

The appointment of a young lady in January went viral on social media and was newsworthy...

25 Jan 2019
How Taliban’s Intimidation in Kohistan district of Sar-e-Pul province Left 40 Families Displaced
How Taliban’s Intimidation in Kohistan district of Sar-e-Pul province Left 40 Families Displaced

Almost 40 families from the Kohistan district of Sar-e-Pul have been expelled from their homes because of their cooperation...

23 Jan 2019
Afghanistan’s Inspiring Women; Nooria Najafi, A Role Model for the Differently-abled in the World
Afghanistan’s Inspiring Women; Nooria Najafi, A Role Model for the Differently-abled in the World

Nooria Najafi, born in 1996, is from the district of Nahor, Ghazni Province, who now lives in Kabul...

17 Jan 2019
Inspiring Women of Afghanistan: Batool Naseri, a Girl Who Altered the Otherwise Grim Picture of Immigrant Afghans in Iran
Inspiring Women of Afghanistan: Batool Naseri, a Girl Who Altered the Otherwise Grim Picture of Immigrant Afghans in Iran

Batool was born in a religious and conservative family that opposed the idea of female members of the...

15 Jan 2019
Taliban’s war is the war for “Power”: Reporterly’s Interview with Fawzia Koofi
Taliban’s war is the war for “Power”: Reporterly’s Interview with Fawzia Koofi

We are trying to introduce new faces to the people, and those who are currently at the top of the

14 Jan 2019
Benazir Yakta: The Businesswoman & Trader Who has Women Empowerment and Economic Development of Afghanistan on her Mind
Benazir Yakta: The Businesswoman & Trader Who has Women Empowerment and Economic Development of Afghanistan on her Mind

Benazir Yakta, a woman who began exporting dried fruits & nuts and started the business by selling her...

31 Dec 2018
From Trump Admin Withdrawal Decision to Prospects of Peace Talks: An Interview with Omar Samad
From Trump Admin Withdrawal Decision to Prospects of Peace Talks: An Interview with Omar Samad

Omar Samad is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center...

22 Dec 2018
Abu Dhabi Dialogue: Is Afghan Peace Round the Corner?
Abu Dhabi Dialogue: Is Afghan Peace Round the Corner?

According to reports from the new round of US-Taliban talks in Abu Dhabi, the Taliban...

20 Dec 2018
How the Recent Change in Military and Diplomatic Strategy Towards Taliban May Take Things Forward?
How the Recent Change in Military and Diplomatic Strategy Towards Taliban May Take Things Forward?

The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban commander along with one of his men in an operation...

18 Dec 2018
UN Secretary General Tells IEC & IECC to Learn from Past Mistakes and Manage Presidential Elections Better
UN Secretary General Tells IEC & IECC to Learn from Past Mistakes and Manage Presidential Elections Better

Turning the discussion over to Presidential Elections, whose calendar has finally been released by the IEC...

17 Dec 2018
Atlantic Council’s Verdict on Trump’s South Asia Strategy: New Elements, Right Direction, Better Implementation Needed
Atlantic Council’s Verdict on Trump’s South Asia Strategy: New Elements, Right Direction, Better Implementation Needed

The Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center came up with their review of US President Trump’s South Asia Strategy so far.

13 Dec 2018
From Assurances on Peace Process to Pak’s Complacence in Combating Terrorism: 7 Pointers from US Ambassador Bass’s Interview
From Assurances on Peace Process to Pak’s Complacence in Combating Terrorism: 7 Pointers from US Ambassador Bass’s Interview

Taliban feels that it has some issues that it believes it can only address with the United States...

8 Dec 2018
Another Critic From Within: Facts Behind the National Unity Government by Shaida Mohammad Abdali
Another Critic From Within: Facts Behind the National Unity Government by Shaida Mohammad Abdali

Afghanistan's former ambassador to India, who has worked in both past and present governments...

6 Dec 2018
Asia Foundation Survey: Afghans Show Faith in Democracy, But are Still Wary of Insecurity
Asia Foundation Survey: Afghans Show Faith in Democracy, But are Still Wary of Insecurity

The Asian Foundation conducted an annual survey which delves on the public opinion of the Afghan people regarding various issues

4 Dec 2018
7 Points from Atmar’s Interview: From failure of NUG to provide national unity to the distribution of power within the presidential system
7 Points from Atmar’s Interview: From failure of NUG to provide national unity to the distribution of power within the presidential system

The former National Security Advisor in the conversation emphasised on the U.S.-Afghan Bilateral...

2 Dec 2018
Reforms Galore in Afghanistan, But Key Takeaway in Geneva Says Afghanistan has a Long Way to Go
Reforms Galore in Afghanistan, But Key Takeaway in Geneva Says Afghanistan has a Long Way to Go

Participants acknowledged and reaffirmed their commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan...

29 Nov 2018
Positives to See, Let the Past Be: President Ghani’s Address at Geneva Demonstrates How The Positives in Afghanistan Have Far Outweighed the Negatives
Positives to See, Let the Past Be: President Ghani’s Address at Geneva Demonstrates How The Positives in Afghanistan Have Far Outweighed the Negatives

President Ghani addressed all the attending 61 countries’ delegates on the second day of Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan. His

28 Nov 2018
Fatima and Ayub’s Memorable Marriage: How a Couple Donated their Wedding Savings for Displaced People
Fatima and Ayub’s Memorable Marriage: How a Couple Donated their Wedding Savings for Displaced People

Mohammad Ayub and Fatima, couple who got married on November 21, spoke about their...

27 Nov 2018
The Reopening of the Maiwand Wrestling  Club: “The Glass only gets sharper after being broken”
The Reopening of the Maiwand Wrestling Club: “The Glass only gets sharper after being broken”

Obaidullah Alizada, a student at the club who has been in the field for eight years and still continues...

25 Nov 2018
“From Strategic Priorities to Interim Government”: 9 Takeaways from Hamdullah Mohib’s Interview with Shamshad TV
“From Strategic Priorities to Interim Government”: 9 Takeaways from Hamdullah Mohib’s Interview with Shamshad TV

Hamdullah Mohib says Afghanistan's law determines at what points and with whom the government...

24 Nov 2018
The complexity of the war in Farah & Disillusionment Towards Central Government
The complexity of the war in Farah & Disillusionment Towards Central Government

A number the Farah Provincial Council members say that at least one or two police outposts...

19 Nov 2018
A River That Went from Riches to Rags: Kabul River
A River That Went from Riches to Rags: Kabul River

The phenomenon of climate change across the globe is a severe threat, and Afghanistan is suffering from...

19 Nov 2018
Several Parties are Okay with the “Interim Government” Idea.  How Reasonable is it for Afghanistan?
Several Parties are Okay with the “Interim Government” Idea. How Reasonable is it for Afghanistan?

Modification of the electoral system whilst replacement of the Commissioners, the conduction of the Loya Jirga...

15 Nov 2018
An ‘Undeclared War’ with no Winners? Ghani on Why Neither Afghanistan Nor Pakistan are Benefiting from Violence
An ‘Undeclared War’ with no Winners? Ghani on Why Neither Afghanistan Nor Pakistan are Benefiting from Violence

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that the “undeclared war” between Afghanistan and Pakistan...

15 Nov 2018
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