As Afghanistan is trying to make its transition out of war, the situation in the country remains tense. Several areas of the country remain under strict Taliban control and the upcoming elections are just as uncertain as the future development of the country itself.

Moving out of the war-state into a political and economic stability depends for a huge part on the country ability to be independent from international aid and build up an economy of its own.

The richness of the soil in Afghanistan could be a great resource, potentially able to attract foreign investors and capitals in the country. But despite artisanal mining has been done for centuries, industrial mining still has a long way to go due to the lack of safety and exploration, and also because of the high level of corruption of the country itself

[May 2013]