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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 03:39 AM

Afghanistan: President Ghani seeks return of migrants

Source: BBC

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani has taken a tough and somewhat unexpectedly blunt stance on the tens of thousands of his citizens who are fleeing the country to make the dangerous journey to Europe.

"I have no sympathy," the Afghan leader told me in his palace in Kabul. He is calling on his countrymen to return to the war-ravaged nation in an effort to rebuild it.

But do his words carry the weight they should, in a country that is increasingly feeling frustrated with the political elite, and a sense of hopelessness about their future?

Convincing people to stay feels like an impossible task for what is perhaps one of the toughest jobs in the world, being Afghanistan's president. Ashraf Ghani was sworn in in September 2014 after controversial elections.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35928538

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Turbineguy Mar 2016 #1

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Thu Mar 31, 2016, 07:13 AM

1. No worries, dude

If the US gets a republican in the Whitehouse, American women may seek the greater freedoms of Afghanistan.

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