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The Afghan National Police force is more important to the security of the country than the army, but despite improvements, there are still big problems within its ranks. Anderson Cooper reports.
First, we hear about US-Sudan relations in the past two decades and how major events like the September 11 terrorist attacks have shaped them.
Next, an update on current tensions and progress made in the North and South surrounding the referendum.
Then, a look at the African Championship of Nations, a soccer tournament to be hosted by Sudan in February 2011.
And last, we learn about the concerns at the United Nations about potential conflict arising from the upcoming January referendum–and if it even happens at all.
Skateistan is an Afghan NGO which according to their website “engages growing numbers of urban and internally-displaced youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding, and provides them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment.”
The co-educational school and skateboarding program based in Kabul is the project of Australian Oliver Percovich. Skateistan hopes to provide education and leadership skills to Afghan youth and introduce skateboarding to the region.
Check out this short documentary to learn about Skateistan.
This week on War News Radio: Words of War
Sam Hirschman takes a second look at the Wikileaks process.
Aaron Moser interviews “How We Fight” author Dominic Tierney.
From the archives, Bennet Goeckner looks at transportation in Baghdad.
Plus, this week’s headlines.
THIS WEEK’S PROGRAM
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Karim Sariahmed interviews war journalist Anna Badkhen about her interactions with people in conflict regions.
Amandine Lee explores some of the issues women face in Afghan society.
Plus this week’s news.