The task of re-integrating refugees is just one of the multiple challenges Afghanistan faces. Another is the struggle against rampant corruption. DW spoke with Ikram Afzali, who works for an organization called 'Integrity Watch Afghanistan.'
Afghan army and police forces suffered a 10 percent decline in troop numbers within 12 months, US watchdog SIGAR has said. The report comes as Afghanistan reels from the latest suicide blasts in Kabul.
The Supreme Court's decision to ban ex-premier Sharif from politics has reinforced perception that the judiciary and the powerful army are trying to influence the upcoming general election, says DW's Shamil Shams.
A new government report on military and civilian engagement in Afghanistan makes no mention of progress. According to Berlin, the worsening security situation is severely hampering Germany's commitment to reconstruction.
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani is facing a tough challenge to his authority from one of his own provincial governors, raising new questions about the volatile nation's already fragile political stability.
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