Hanne Coudere

Opium Bounces Back, Enriching Taliban and Afghan Officials

Hajji Abdul Hakin stood beside a 20-kg pile of green beans – his entire harvest after authorities in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province convinced him to stop growing opium poppies last year.

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