Posts Tagged ‘AFP’

Arghandab : From Pomegranates to IEDs Thanks to Taliban

The Arghandab District of the Kandahar Province, traditionally known for harvesting some of the world’s best pomegranates is now fraught with Improvised Explosive Devices. As Kandahar Province has been known as the spiritual center of the Taliban, the insurgents have taken advantage of Arghandab’s lush agriculture and the cover provided by the district’s many trees […]

McChrystal to Have More Power in Afghanistan Than All Predecessors

As NATO and U.S. forces prepare for an impending operation in long-time Taliban stronghold, Kandahar, U.S. General Stanley McChrystal’s authority over U.S. and international troops in Afghanistan is set to expand. According to reports, McChrystal’s expanded authority will give him greater control over almost all U.S. troops in Afghanistan as well as some support troops […]

U.S. Approves Karzai’s Take-Over of Election Group

Responding to yesterday’s news that Afghan President Hamid Karzai, himself accused of massive election fraud, has taken full control over Afghanistan’s election watchdog group, the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), the U.S. Department of State has said that the legislation can be seen as a vital step towards Afghanistan taking responsibility for it’s own governance. However, […]

Hamid Karzai, Accused of Election Fraud, Now Appoints All Election Officials

During Afghanistan’s second Presidential election this past August, the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (a body of the Afghan government) was exposed for it’s fraudulent practices that showed an inherent bias towards Hamid Karzai. At the time, the Electoral Complaints Commission, a watchdog group whose membership was largely appointed by international actors, was considered to […]

Hamid Karzai May NOT Have 50% of Vote After All

Deutsche Welle is reporting that Hamid Karzai may still have a lead over rival Dr. Abdullah Abdullah but is still short of the 51% needed to avoid an October run-off with his closest rival. The biggest issue is still the over 700 complaints that the Electoral Complaints Commission believe are possibly grave enough to alter […]