Kabul University chancellor replaced by Taliban’s choice

From University World News: “In an announcement that shocked the university community, the Taliban’s Ministry of Higher Education on 21 September declared Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat as the new chancellor, ousting Mohammad Osman Babury, who had earned his doctorate in pharmacognosy from the Philips University of Marburg in Germany, besides having rich academic experience in Russia and India, publishing many scholarly articles on phytotherapy and pharmacognosy. Following Ghairat’s appointment, old media posts resurfaced purportedly showing Ghairat openly calling for the killing of journalists.”

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