Nation-building is slow process in Afghanistan

In southern Afghanistan, US and Nato forces are trying to build local infrastructure and install a police force that the people can trust, writes Rory Mulholland in Kandahar

13th November, 2010
Nation-building is slow process in Afghanistan
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In southern Afghanistan, US and Nato forces are trying to build local infrastructure and install a police force that the people can trust, writes Rory Mulholland in Kandahar

Police Colonel Abdul Qadir Popal has a plastic pot full of pencil sharpeners on the desk in the tiny hut that serves as his office and his bedroom.

He explains that many of his officers are illiterate, and that they need the sharpeners for the reading and...

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