Afghanistan’s government is rewriting history, literally.
The education ministry has endorsed a new history curriculum for school students that deletes nearly four decades of the country’s war-torn past.
The government says textbooks based on the new curriculum will help bring unity in a country traditionally polarised along ethnic and political lines.
But critics accuse ministers of trying to appease the Taliban and other powerful groups by erasing history that portrays them in a bad light. They say the government is trying to win over the Taliban before Nato and US forces leave the country.
Afghanistan is entering a hugely uncertain time post-Nato, during which tricky arrangements with the Taliban and other players are expected.
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Topic: Government, Politics, Society and Culture
Region: Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK
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