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US to Impose Sanctions on Taliban Over Ban on Women.

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The United States has warned that it will impose costs on the Taliban if it does not reverse its ban on women attending university in Afghanistan.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, stated that the Taliban-led government in Kabul will not be able to improve relations with the rest of the world if it continued to deny Afghan women their fundamental rights.

Afghanistan’s aid-dependent economy is already under heavy US and Western sanctions following the Taliban’s takeover of the country last year amid the withdrawal of US troops.

Written by: Helen Obih

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