“… At one point during the war, my family managed to send me a message, to tell me that rebels had come to our home town Foya in Lofa County. It was in the early part of 1990 and they had attacked our village. One of the first to encounter the rebels was my brother, Raymond. As in many other cases, the rebels wanted to create fear in the communities and set examples which would give ... Läs hela inlägget »
The security situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated as of late, with the highest number of conflict-related civilian casualties in 2016 since 2009. The efforts for a formal and sustainable peace process are insufficient and face numerous obstacles. Violent battles between government and Taliban forces have resulted in new districts falling under Taliban power. Attacks by other groups, loyal to the Islamic State, are increasing in numbers.
Despite this, there are still strong forces for peace in Afghanistan. ... Läs hela inlägget »