Ajmal Ahmady: The Afghan central bank governor who fled the Taliban
Aug 18, 2021

Ajmal Ahmady: The Afghan central bank governor who fled the Taliban

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Today on the program we hear from Ajmal Ahmady, the Afghan central bank governor caught up in the chaos of Kabul airport as he fled the country. He tells us how corruption aided the Taliban's return to power, why he hoped American troops would have stayed, and his fears now for the country's economy. 

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Head of Afghan central bank warns of further economic collapse under Taliban

Aug 18, 2021
Ajmal Ahmady, whose dramatic exit from the country was described in viral tweets, says inflation and poverty will likely rise.
Neat piles of Afghan currency are shown at the central bank in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2002.
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