Behind Taliban Lines

Newscast

By BBC Radio

Behind Taliban Lines

Wednesday, 11 August

Why is there a war in Afghanistan? With the Taliban making advances in Afghanistan and US-led forces withdrawing after 20 years in the country, the BBC’s Secunder Kermani and government advisor, Professor Michael Semple, explain what’s happening on the ground. And, as singer Rihanna celebrates becoming a billionaire, blogger and podcaster, Charisse Kenion, explains how Fenty Beauty (Rihanna's beauty company) has boomed. Today’s Newscast was made by Maz Ebtehaj, with Ben Cooper and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sam Bonham
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