Focus – Afghanistan: Taliban set their sights on drug addicts – FRANCE 24 English

Add France 24 to your home screen
© 2022 Copyright France 24 – All rights reserved. France 24 is not responsible for the content of external websites. Audience ratings certified by ACPM/OJD.
Issued on: 11/01/2022 – 16:08
Afghanistan is the world’s top producer of opium and the illegal drug trade has helped finance the ruling Taliban. Over the past decades, millions of Afghans have fallen into drug addiction. The Taliban now claim they want to eradicate the use of narcotics. When they were in power from 1996 to 2001, the fundamentalists had banned poppy cultivation. But the intervention of US-led troops in 2001 relaunched opium production. Today, it remains permitted and is even intensifying in a country on the brink of economic collapse. Our team on the ground reports.
Programme prepared by Jennie Shin.
Daily newsletterReceive essential international news every morning
Take international news everywhere with you! Download the France 24 app
UN calls for $5 billion in aid for Afghanistan to 'avert catastrophe' in 2022
Taliban order Afghan shop owners to decapitate mannequins
Afghanistan: Inside the Taliban's Emirate
Toulouse shootings: A decade on, locals remember horror of Jewish school attack
Anti-Arab sentiment sweeps Turkey, home to world's largest refugee population
Oceans of waste: French citizens take action to identify fly-tipping culprits
Grasshoppers: A nutritious and popular delicacy in Uganda
The promise of endless clean energy: High hopes for nuclear fusion
Now on sale in Japan: World's first genome-edited tomatoes
Rome's Villa Medici: A little bit of France in Italy
Polaris 21, a high-intensity combat exercise on board Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier
One year after US Capitol riot, resentment persists among Trump supporters
The content you requested does not exist or is not available anymore.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Shopping Cart