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Taliban Add Minorities, Technocrats to Afghan Government, but No Women

Taliban Add Minorities, Technocrats to Afghan Government, but No Women

KABUL)–After widespread criticism of their cabinet’s composition entirely made up of clerics from the Islamist movement, the Taliban added some outsiders.

Tuesday’s appointment did not include any key posts. The government also excluded politicians and women who had been active in the Afghan republic deposed in August. 15. One representative from the Shiite Hazara minority, who was being persecuted during the Taliban’s rule before the 2001 U.S. invaders, was appointed deputy health minister.

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