Afghanistan brain drain complicates Taliban rule

Afghanistan airport Kabul people evacuation

People among the first evacuees from Kabul, arrive at Frankfurt International Airport in western Germany in the early hours of August 18, 2021.

Photo credit: Armando Babani | AFP

Many of the more than 120,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan are qualified professionals from civil servants to lawyers, a brain drain that will affect the Taliban's ability to rule, experts say.

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