Afghan Independent Election Commission workers transport electoral materials on donkeys. Photograph: EPA/Abdul Mueed

Mohammed Reza went to register this week for Afghanistan’s presidential election – but left angry and disenfranchised. Queues, hundreds of peop(...)

Habiba Sarobi, centre, former governor of Bamian Province, who is running for vice president, stands for the Afghan National anthem before speaking in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

Mariam Wardak is one of those young Afghans with her feet in two worlds. At 28, she has spent much of her adult life in Afghanistan, but she grew u(...)