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Booming cafe culture emerges in Kabul despite the risks

14 Sep 2018 Radio France Internationale Radio France Internationale

In Afghanistan, a booming café culture has emerged in recent years and many successful entrepreneurs have emerged by establishing western-like cafes in the big cities across the country. In the absence of recreational places in Kabul, cafes have become a major place for the youth to gather, but it also faces serious challenges like being targeted by insurgent and extremist groups. Zakarya Hassani has this report from the capital Kabul.

Afghan women entrepreneurs defy tradition

11 Sep 2018 Radio France Internationale Radio France Internationale

Women in Afghanistan are increasingly launching their own businesses, despite the violent conflict and a weak economy that has crippled the country for decades. They are defying the conservative society's traditional gender roles by becoming financially self-sufficient entrepreneurs, Zakarya Hassani reports from Kabul.

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