Sean Carberry http://wuwm.com en Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President http://wuwm.com/post/someday-afghanistan-will-get-new-president Afghans voted for a president on April 5. Then they cast ballots June 14 in a runoff between the top two candidates. Now all 8 million votes from that second round are being audited, a laborious process that includes daily arguments, occasional fistfights and yet another deadline that seems to be slipping away.<p>While this is moving at a snail's pace, at least the process hasn't broken down completely. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:39:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 38074 at http://wuwm.com Someday, Afghanistan Will Get A New President Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom http://wuwm.com/post/afghan-brides-dress-impress-fueling-unlikely-business-boom Afghans live in one of the world's poorest countries — but you wouldn't know that from their lavish wedding ceremonies. Families sell possessions and borrow money <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/30/247653496/crashing-an-afghan-wedding-no-toasts-but-lots-of-cheesy-music">to rent expensive wedding halls for hundreds of guests</a>. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 09:14:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 37993 at http://wuwm.com Afghan Brides Dress To Impress, Fueling An Unlikely Business Boom Kerry's Afghan Visit Smooths Disputed Election http://wuwm.com/post/kerrys-afghan-visit-aims-smooth-disputed-election <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Kerry%27s+Afghan+Visit+Smooths+Disputed+Election&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODMzOTc3MDEzMjAzMzEyMDA3Njc1Nw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:50:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 37877 at http://wuwm.com The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General http://wuwm.com/post/murky-motives-afghan-soldier-who-shot-us-general The Afghan soldier who fatally shot a U.S. major general on Tuesday had no sympathy for the Taliban, and his motives for the shooting are far from clear, according to his fellow soldiers.<p>Afghan officials have identified the attacker as Rafiqullah, who, like many Afghans, goes by one name. He opened fire on a delegation of NATO officials who were visiting the Marshal Fahim Military Academy outside Kabul. He killed Maj. Gen. Harold Greene and wounded 15 other NATO service members who were visiting the compound. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:18:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 37809 at http://wuwm.com The Murky Motives Of The Afghan Soldier Who Shot A U.S. General Gunman Kills American General In Shooting At Afghan Facility http://wuwm.com/post/gunman-kills-american-general-shooting-afghan-facility <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Gunman+Kills+American+General+In+Shooting+At+Afghan+Facility&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA0NjY4NzQ2MDEyOTc4NzIzMThmMjJkMg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>In Afghanistan, today a man suspected to be an Afghan army officer opened fire on Afghan and NATO troops. He killed an American two-star general, the highest-ranking U.S. officer killed in Afghanistan. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:17:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 37677 at http://wuwm.com Afghanistan Officials To Audit Votes From June Election http://wuwm.com/post/afghanistan-officials-audit-votes-june-election <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Afghanistan+Officials+To+Audit+Votes+From+June+Election&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>Afghanistan was scheduled to inaugurate its new president yesterday. But the ceremony has been postponed indefinitely. The country has been in a political crisis since candidate Abdullah Abdullah declared the June election rigged in favor of opponent Ashraf Ghani. Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:22:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 37499 at http://wuwm.com Afghan Businesses: Election Season Caused Economic Hardship http://wuwm.com/post/afghan-businesses-election-season-caused-economic-hardship Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Afghanistan is a little closer to having a new president. The country has launched an audit of every VOTE cast in last month's runoff election to ensure the outcome is free fraud. Now, in many countries election season means big money for pollsters and media consultants and restaurants and local TV stations. But as the fight for power in Afghanistan continues, businesses across Kabul have faced hardship. NPR's Sean Carberry reports.<p>SEAN CARBERRY, BYLINE: Abdullah Abdullah's one of the two candidates waiting for the results. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:06:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 36311 at http://wuwm.com Kerry Brokers Deal To End Afghan Election Crisis http://wuwm.com/post/kerry-brokers-deal-end-afghan-election-crisis Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Arun Rath sitting in for Rachel Martin. Some good news out of Afghanistan this morning; the two presidential candidates have agreed to settle their dispute over last month's runoff election. Candidate Abdullah Abdullah charged vote was rigged for opponent Ashraf Ghani and said he would not accept the results. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:52:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 35913 at http://wuwm.com Afghan Civilians Suffer During Violent Year http://wuwm.com/post/afghan-civilians-suffer-during-violent-year There is renewed fighting in Kandahar as the outcome of the Afghan presidential election remains uncertain. And a new U.N. report says civilian casualties are up significantly from a year ago. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:06:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 35571 at http://wuwm.com Early Vote Tallies Speed The Sparring Between Afghan Candidates http://wuwm.com/post/early-vote-tallies-speed-sparring-between-afghan-candidates Preliminary voting tallies in the Afghan presidential election, released Monday, did little to ease a brewing political crisis. The losing candidate continued to claim fraud, declaring himself the winner instead. Meanwhile, the U.S. is warning of a power grab. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 35542 at http://wuwm.com