Considering the instability in Afghanistan, lack of resources, and little financial backing (compared to advanced cricketing countries like India), Afghanistan’s national cricket team has impressed the world with how well they have played and how far they have come. Founded in 1995 in Pakistan under the name Afghanistan Cricket Federation, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is the official governing body of the sport of cricket in Afghanistan. It’s current headquarters is in Kabul, Afghanistan… click here to read more.
Afghanistan’s climate is characterized by dry and hot summers and cold winters, and most of the annual precipitation take place in the northern region in the form of snow. Afghanistan is one of the more climate vulnerable countries due to global climate change although it contributes only 0.06% of the World GHG total emissions. Afghanistan GHG total greenhouse gas emissions are below the world median of 40.4 tonne CO2 equivalent. Except for Tajikistan, Afghanistan emissions are significantly lower than its neighbors. Since 1960, the mean annual temperature in Afghanistan has increased by 0.6 °C and mean decadal temperature by 0.13 °C. During the same period, the frequency of hot days and hot night has increased in every season. Click here to read more.
Ali Ahmad Jalali
August 19, 2018
Afghanistan marked the signing of the Rawalpindi Treaty of August 8, 1919 as its official Day of Independence (celebrated in Kabul ten days later). Afghanistan has never been colonized by the British. There was no British presence in the country except during short-lived and failed British military occupations. And yet, the British control on Afghanistan external affairs, imposed following the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880), was seen as a matter of national dependence and a cause of fighting for its removal. Click here to read more.