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De Mistura: 'No money' if Afghanistan corruption continues

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Afghans are preparing to take control of their own security in the lead up to the withdrawal of foreign combat troops by late 2014.

Seven areas of the country, incorporating about a fifth of the population, will be handed over to Afghan forces in July this year.

Staffan de Mistura is the UN's Special Representative in Afghanistan.

Zeinab Badawi asks if the West's exit strategy from the country is on track and if it will leave Afghans any better off.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 30 March 2011 at 0330, 0830, 1530, and 2030 GMT and on BBC News Channel at 0030 and 0430 BST.

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