Anchor and Correspondent. Host of BBC World News' Impact with Yalda Hakim
BREAKING In the last few minutes, it's been confirmed that the former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has died. US media say he died of Covid complications.
@Malala , @ZarqaYaftali and @ShaharzadAkbar 's open letter urges Muslim countries to intervene for girls' education. Zarqa tells me "All over Islamic countries, #Afghanistan is the first one with some restriction and prevention for women's rights, especially for girls' education."
@AmnestyOnline is reporting harassment and intimidation against students and teach #Afghanistanrs @AmnestyOnl @ndboehlandinein . 's tells me one teacher "was threatened with having her ears cut off as a lesson for other female educators."
A month on from girls being excluded from secondary schools in #Afghanistan , @AfghanPashtana "If you're a mother or father in Kandahar right now, would you send your daughter to school? On her way she might be harassed. In her school she might be harassed."
The Taliban have prohibited girls from secondary school in Afghanistan. In solidarity, many boys have been refusing to go to school themselves. “We don’t go to school without our sisters”, reads this sign.
Afghanistan TV - surreal This is what a political debate now looks like on Afghan TV, Taliban foot soldiers watching over the host. The presenter talks about the collapse of the Ghani govt & says the Islamic Emirate says the Afghan people should not to be afraid #Afghanistan