The United States ended the longest war in its history as it pulled out of Afghanistan in a hectic, and chaotic fashion.
The withdrawal did not end in bloodshed and created a power struggle within the country.
The Taliban marched into Kabul and seized control of Afghanistan.
In what we hope is a thoughtful — thought-provoking look at the past year, CGTN’s Sean Callebs talks to the leaders in power and those most affected by the dramatic changes in the country –the poor, and women.
It has been a delicate balancing act for the Taliban… appeasing its ultra-conservative base and trying to forge its way in the 21st century.
Its critics are many…at home, and abroad.
Here’s Afghanistan, – Its People, Its Problems.
Watch our Special Report on Afghanistan – One year later
Traditional Afghan fashion
During their time time Kabul, Afghanistan CGTN’s Sean Callebs and Kuba Wuls did a little shopping. Kuba was searching for traditional clothing to help him blend in and stay cool. Did he succeed?
Recovering Afghanistan’s artifacts
Follow CGTN’s Sean Callebs through Afghanistan’s National Museum in Kabul, where officials work to recover and restore historical artifacts.
Afghan tourists enjoy a day at the lake
Thousands of Afghan tourists enjoy Band-e-Amir Lake in Yakawlang district where they travel for vacation to forget about the country’s crises.
CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports from there.
Afghans hope for peace
Sean Callebs rides with The Taliban
CGTN’s Sean Callebs rode through the streets of Kabul with Taliban soldiers to learn more about their efforts to make the country more secure.
Malnutrition and hunger in Afghanistan
Women’s rights under The Taliban
One year since the Taliban re-took Afghanistan, women’s rights have changed compared to life before the U.S. and its allies withdrew from the country. Many are protesting for education, employment, and in efforts to push the international community to take action.
Disaster relief progress after Afghanistan’s earthquake
CGTN’s Sean Callebs is in Afghanistan, where he is learning how the country is moving forward under Taliban rule.
One month after a deadly earthquake, Sean is in southeastern Afghanistan, where residents are rebuilding and officials are requesting more aid.
Traveling through Afghanistan under Taliban rule
CGTN’s Sean Callebs is in Afghanistan, learning how people are reacting to life with the Taliban back in power.
As he drives through the country, Sean is speaking with locals who share how their communities have changed.
Driving through former Taliban strongholds
The Taliban is firmly in control of Afghanistan. It’s a hard line conservative government- that immediately began undoing progress girls and women achieved over the last 20 years. And has cracked down on music, dancing, and western style dress.
But the Taliban says it’s welcoming journalists and others to visit the nation. What is it like to drive across the country, through many Taliban strongholds?
CGTN’s Sean Callebs gives us a look.
Residents in Paktika province struggle to rebuild
People living in the Paktika province in southeast Afghanistan are still struggling to rebuild their lives after devastating earthquakes and dangerous floods hit the region.
CGTN’s Sean Callebs is there with the latest.
Exclusive: Taliban official discusses Afghanistan’s future
It has been almost a year since the Taliban took control of Kabul.
CGTN’s reporter Sean Callebs sits down with Abdul Qahar Balkhi, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to discuss how Afghanistan has fared over the past year and what the future holds for the nation.
Reporting on Afghanistan’s deadly quake, one month later
One month ago, a powerful earthquake struck near the city of Khost in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province, killing at least 1,000 people. The earthquake was the country’s deadliest in two decades.
CGTN’s reporter Sean Callebs reports from Afghanistan.
Kabul, one year after the U.S. troop withdrawal
It’s been nearly a year since U.S. troops completed their chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.
CGTN’s Sean Callebs is in Kabul to see how life has changed since the end of the United States’ nearly 20-year presence.
Visiting Afghanistan after the Taliban’s takeover
CGTN’s Sean Callebs is in Kabul, Afghanistan to see what’s changed since the Taliban re-took the nation.
Afghanistan one year later after the U.S. left
It has been a year since the United States rushed out of Afghanistan in chaotic fashion. The move hastened the Taliban’s rapid ascent to power.
So, what has happened in the past year?
The Taliban is firmly entrenched, and is leading the nation of nearly 40-million people.
Problems within the nation are many, but to a person, Afghans praise an element of the new government … peace, and end to decades of bloodshed.
Hunger crisis in Afghanistan
The young Taliban government is facing a crisis that would challenge any nation. Widespread hunger and a deep financial crisis.
The two are putting nearly half of Afghanistan’s 40-million people in danger, many suffering from acute hunger.
What’s worse, there is no end in sight, and winter is just a few months away.
Afghanistan faces challenges to rebuild lives after deadly earthquake
It’s been nearly a year since the Taliban swept into power. But only a couple of months since a deadly earthquake in the southeastern part of Afghanistan.
The initial shock is over. Citizens there, looking to the young government, and international aid to stave off a brewing health crisis before the long cold winter settles into the mountains.
Challenges between heritage conservation and mining in Afghanistan
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan is looking to tap into mineral riches in an effort to boost the country’s anemic economy.
China remains interested in one of the richest copper deposits on earth.
However, the copper happens to rest along an ancient Buddhist city on the Silk Road.
As CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports, the challenge remains how to extract the copper without destroying the remnants of relics still scattered over the region.