Counting the Cost

What will become of Afghanistan’s economy once the US leaves?

Washington has little to show for the billions spent on reconstruction, but the consequences for Kabul are far greater.

After almost 20 years and $2 trillion, the United States is ending its war in Afghanistan. In that time, the economy has been hooked on billions in military spending and international aid.

Kardan University’s Mahmood Ajmiri tells Al Jazeera how the war economy will cope as the Taliban takes control of more of the country.

And Congo Is Not For Sale’s Jimmy Kande explains why the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stands to lose billions over deals with Israeli mining billionaire Dan Gertler.

Plus, Greenpeace’s Eefje de Kroon on how the activists took on Shell and won in a Dutch court.