2021-09-08 11:54:41

New Taliban Government Filled with Hard-Liners, No Women Is “Disappointing” as Protests Grow

As the Taliban announces a new acting government in Kabul led by hard-liners from its previous stint in power and fight against U.S. occupation, Danish Afghan journalist Nagieb Khaja says the composition has been a “surprising outcome” as many observers expected the group to strike a more conciliatory tone. “It’s really been disappointing for the people who have been looking for a glimpse of hope,” Khaja says.

This comes as protests grow nationwide, and aid organizations are warning of a looming humanitarian crisis. 

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