by Herve Bar
WANT, Afghanistan, March 1 (AFP)
- It is unique among Afghanistan's provinces: its capital accessible
only by foot, along steep winding tracks.
A region of towering peaks in north-east
Afghanistan, on the border with Pakistan, Nouristan hopes to emerge from
isolation with the help of international aid.
The litany of the average Afghan -- "where
are the millions of dollars of foreign aid going?" -- echoes loudly
in Nouristan's Want valley, a three-day road journey from Kabul.
There are no hospitals and no schools.