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Suspect votes center of election dispute

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A senior Afghan official reportedly wants all ballots counted in the country's presidential election, even those considered suspect, authorities said.
Wali Karzai brokers Taliban election truce

Wali Karzai brokers Taliban election truce

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The Taliban agreed to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan in time for provincial and presidential elections next week, campaign officials say.

Ceasefire deals will protect voting

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Voters in explosive southern Afghanistan will be protected during the presidential elections as a result of a series of ceasefire deals, NATO said Thursday.
Karzai's half brother an opium baron?

Karzai's half brother an opium baron?

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- British troops have seized several tons of raw opium on a farm belonging to the half brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, according to a media report.
Locals say Afghan election being rigged

Locals say Afghan election being rigged

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is systematically rigging the Aug. 20 presidential election in his southern home base, witnesses claim.
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Ahmed Wali Karzai (Pashto: احمد ولي کرزی, Aḥmad Walī Karzay, 1961 – 12 July 2011) was a prominent politician in Afghanistan and the younger paternal half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and son of Abdul Ahad Karzai. As an elder of the Popalzai Pashtun tribe, he was elected to the Kandahar Provincial Council in 2005 and served as its chairman. Karzai formerly lived in the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois, where he worked in a restaurant owned by his family. He returned to Afghanistan following the removal of the Taliban government in late 2001. He was shot and killed by one of his bodyguards on July 12, 2011.

Karzai was born in 1961 in the village of Karz, located in the Dand district of Kandahar in Afghanistan. He is the son of Abdul Ahad Karzai and brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Mahmud Karzai and Quayum Karzai. He attended Habibia High School in Kabul but was not able to finish his studies due to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. He migrated to neighbouring Pakistan and then went to the United States where lived for about ten years. He married there and has two sons and three daughters.

He came to political prominence in Afghanistan following the US occupation of the country in 2001, where he was a key ally of the US military in the country's south. He was elected to the Kandahar Provincial Council in 2005 and exercised influence in the province to the extent that he was described as "effectively the governor". At the time of his death, he was the Council's chairman.

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