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01 - Mohammad Yunus Nawandish

Mayor of Kabul

In the past decade, Kabul’s population has exploded. Yearly, the mayor’s office estimates that over 350,000 new residents settle into the Afghan capital – many of whom are returning refugees – putting huge pressure on the city’s damaged infrastructure. This alone would be enough to make most shy away from heading up city hall.

Instead, mayor Mohammad Yunus Nawandish, appointed in 2010, takes great pride in his city. “I’m living as a normal citizen. We want Kabul to be a modern, green, clean city – as well…



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