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Afghan President’s Slain Brother a Controversial Power Broker

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The younger half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was considered the most powerful figure in the southern province of Kandahar — the birthplace of the Taliban. Ahmad Wali Karzai’s role as chief of the Kandahar provincial council was largely consultative, but his power came from his tribal and family connections, as well as the wealth […]

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