Sean Carberry http://wuwm.com en Afghans Vote In Large Numbers Despite Risks http://wuwm.com/post/afghgans-vote-large-numbers-despite-risks After a campaign marred by violence, Afghans voted Saturday in presidential elections for what's to be the first ever democratic transfer of power. Results are not expected for some time. Sat, 05 Apr 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 28507 at http://wuwm.com Between Afghans And Political Milestone, Threat Of Violence Looms http://wuwm.com/post/between-afghans-and-political-milestone-threat-violence-looms Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>To Afghanistan now, where tomorrow voters will choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai who was barred from running again. The election will mark the country's first democratic transition of power. The Taliban have been calling the election a Western-backed sham and have been waging a campaign of violence to disrupt the vote.<p>NPR's Sean Carberry joins us now from Kabul. And, Sean, today there's news that an Afghan policeman shot two AP journalists - one was killed, the other injured. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 28472 at http://wuwm.com A New Era? Afghan Presidential Hopefuls Court Women's Vote http://wuwm.com/post/afghan-women-upcoming-election-may-mark-new-step-forward On International Women's Day last month, Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani held a rally in Kabul attended by several thousand women. While they were all wearing headscarves, there was not a full-length burqa to be seen in the crowd. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:02:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 28379 at http://wuwm.com A New Era? Afghan Presidential Hopefuls Court Women's Vote Suicide Bomber Targets Afghan Police http://wuwm.com/post/suicide-bomber-targets-afghan-police In the Afghan capital Kabul, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform walked up to a checkpoint outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry and killed several members of the national police. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 17:04:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 28266 at http://wuwm.com Afghanistan's Next President Will Be ... http://wuwm.com/post/afghanistans-next-president-will-be Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday will usher in a host of important changes: incumbent Hamid Karzai is stepping aside, it's not clear who will replace him, and the vote will mark the first time the country has ever swapped leaders at the ballot box.<p>Karzai won the two elections (2004 and 2009) held since the Taliban were ousted in 2001, but is barred by term limits from running again.<p>Eleven candidates initially entered the race to succeed him and three have since dropped out. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Sean Carberry 28262 at http://wuwm.com Afghanistan's Next President Will Be ...