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What are we dying for?

Awash in unprecedented foreign aid—and official corruption—the elites of Kabul are living the good life


 

Canadian soldiers are coming home in coffins and countless civilians are homeless and hungry, but not everyone in war torn Afghanistan is suffering. Awash in unprecedented foreign aid—and official corruption—the elites of Kabul are living the good life. And while the rich get richer, the country as a hole remains of the world’s poorest, with rates of unemployment, illiteracy, infant mortality and malnutrition on a par with the most impoverished nations in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Washington Post


 
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