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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks to congress

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is on a four day visit to the United States. This morning he spoke to Congress. Earlier this week he met with President Barack Obama, who announced the US will keep its current level of 9800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year, rather than reduce them. Meetings this week have been focused not only on security issues but also on corruption. President Ghani has said corruption hurts women, many of whom are the head of households in Afghanistan. While the Afghan president presides over diplomacy in the US, protests have taken place in Afghanistan, demanding justice for a woman beaten to death by a mob over false allegations she had burned a Quran. Manizha Naderi, executive director of Women for Afghan Women, joins us to talk about the policy decisions being made this week and their impact on Afghan women. PHOTO: Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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