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Bangladesh in 2022: Year-End Review and Way Forward

The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus was threatening the world at the beginning of 2022, and the impact was more severe in developing countries like Bangladesh. The pandemic impacted overall growth and dented the economy to a great extent. Most ....

Neighborhood News Digest – 27 January 2023

Afghanistan
Russia Turns To Taliban For Weapons; Reports Claim After Iran & N.Korea, Moscow Eyes US Arms In Afghanistan – The EurAsian Times
With no western support for the upkeep of this weaponry, it may be easier for the Talib....

Neighborhood News Digest – 24 January 2023

Afghanistan
Reviewing engagement with Taliban on human rights violation in Afghanistan: US – The Print
The US is reviewing its approach and engagement with the Taliban regime in context of the slew of human rights violations tak....

Neighborhood News Digest – 19 January 2023

Afghanistan
30 pc decline in imports from Afghanistan via Attari ICP – The Tribune
The decline of 30 per cent in the imports from Afghanistan through the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Attari can be attributed to clashes between....

Neighborhood News Digest – 11 January 2023

Afghanistan
World Clerics' Delegation Seeks Education for Every Muslim: Tolo News
A delegation of Muslim clerics, which has visited Afghanistan, on Tuesday called for ensuring the right to education for every Muslim and emphasized....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 16, 2022

Afghanistan
Decision on Afghan Seat at UN Postponed: Faiq: Tolo News
The Chargé d'Affaires of the Afghanistan Permanent Mission to the UN, Naseer Ahmad Faiq, said the UN credentials committee has postponed the decision on whe....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 08, 2022

Afghanistan
Female Students in Grade 12 Take Final Exam to Graduate: Tolo News
On Wednesday, female students in the 12th grade took a final exam in Kabul, as well as in other provinces. Some of them were positive about the tes....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 05, 2022

Afghanistan
Ministry Reviewing Proposals for Mine Extraction: Tolo News
The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is considering the proposals submitted by companies for the extraction of eight major mines in the western provinces o....

Africa: Looking Back at 2021 and Likely Trends in 2022

For the second year in a row, countries across the world battled to cope with the negative economic impacts of covid. Though African continent handled the initial impacts of Covid-19 relatively well, in 2021 it suffered immensely from Covid-19 outbre....

The Re-election of Gambian President Raises Hope for Justice

On 4th December 2021, The Gambia, the smallest country in mainland Africa, held its presidential election. The present election can be viewed as a strong statement in support of successful transition towards a democratic society. To recall, in the la....

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