Trump's new pick for UN Ambassador, potential for peace in Afghanistan, the secret shelters for Iraqi women

December 07, 2018

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Nargis Azizshahy, owner of the ICafe in Kabul, Afghanistan.

When Nargis Azizshahy opened ICafe in Kabul, Afghanistan, two years ago, she wanted to create a space for young Afghans to hang out — and to bring a decent cup of joe to the neighborhood.


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President Donald Trump's new pick for UN Ambassador does not have a lot of experience in diplomacy. How much does that matter? Plus, there's both optimism and anxiety whether the Taliban and the Afghan government will ever come together and talk peace. And, how barbershops became a safe haven for African men. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Artist: Tin Hat Trio
Label: Rope a Dope
Artist: Hailu Mergia
Label: Awesome Tapes From Africa
Artist: Rob Nunjes feat. Marius
Label: Major Music

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