Agajan has a message for Afghanistan's incumbent politicians. The turbaned, gap-toothed man may only be a humble shopkeeper, but on election day Agajan will exercise his right and vote against the president.
"I won't vote for Hamid Karzai," says Agajan, who according to local custom uses only one name. "He did not pave the road, he promised to rebuild Bamiyan, but he didn't deliver."
Agajan points from his shop -- a low, mud-brick building with hand-carved wooden shutters where he sells beans, rice and cookies -- at the rutted dirt road outside his doorway and at the freshly-painted medical clinic across the street. Looks can be deceiving. Agajan says the clinic has no doctors and no medicine. Read full article »