Archive for May 28th, 2020

Rival Afghan leaders strike a power-sharing deal, but there are plenty of other obstacles on the road to peace

There was no other way to end the political logjam in conflict-ridden Afghanistan than to make current President Ashraf Ghani and the outgoing Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah agree to share power. Only an ascendant Afghan Taliban stood to benefit from the continued political impasse and the resulting weakening of government institutions.

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Afghanistan’s Ghani Vows To Expedite Release Of Taliban Prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani launched a process on May 24 to release up to 2,000 Taliban prisoners after welcoming an offer by the militants of a three-day cease-fire to mark Eid al-Fitr, the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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