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The Ahmadzai (Pashto : احمدزی) is a Pashtun subtribe of the Ghilji confederacy. Traditionally, the Ahmadzai ranged from Logar to Jalalabad, but mostly in Paktia, Paktika, and Khost. A large portion of the tribe live as Kochi nomads.
The current Afghan president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (2014–present) and the former Afghan president Mohammad Najibullah Ahmadzai (1987–1992) belong to the Ahmadzai Ghilji tribe.
The politics of Afghanistan consists of the council of ministers, provincial governors and the national assembly, with a president serving as the head of state and commander-in-chief of the Afghan Armed Forces. The nation is currently led by President Ashraf Ghani who is backed by two vice presidents, Amrullah Saleh and Sarwar Danish. In the last decade the politics of Afghanistan have been influenced by NATO countries, particularly the United States, in an effort to stabilise and democratise the country. In 2004, the nation's new constitution was adopted and an executive president was elected. The following year a general election to choose parliamentarians took place.
The president of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is the head of state and head of government of Afghanistan. The incumbent office holder is Ashraf Ghani, However on 9 March 2020, his opponent Abdullah Abdullah inaugurated himself as President, therefore disputing the Presidency.
Ashraf Ghani is an Afghan politician who is serving as the President of Afghanistan. He was first elected on 20 September 2014 and was re-elected in the 28 September 2019 presidential election. He was announced the winner after a protracted process in February 2020 and was sworn in for a second term on 9 March 2020. An anthropologist by education, he previously served as Minister of Finance and the Chancellor of Kabul University.
Kochis or Kuchis are nomads from Northern- and Eastern Afghanistan primarily from the Ghilji tribal confederacy. Some of the most notable Ghilji Kochi tribes include the Kharoti, Niazi, Andar, Akakhel and nasar Ahmadzai. Sometimes Durrani tribes can be found among the Kochi, and occasionally there may also be some Baloch people among them that live a pastoral nomadic lifestyle. In the Pashto language, the terms are Kochai (singular) and Kochian (plural). In the Persian language, "Kochi" and "Kochiha" are the singular and plural forms (respectively).
The Kharoti are a Pashtun tribe of Ghilji origin, originating in the central part of Paktika Province, Afghanistan, but can be also found in other parts of the country. The Kharoti settled in Kharotabad in Quetta, British India around 1945.
The Ghilji also spelled Ghilzai or Ghilzay (غلزی), are one of the largest Pashtun tribes. Their traditional homeland stretches from Ghazni and Qalati Ghilji in Afghanistan eastwards into parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan in Pakistan. The nomadic Kochi people of Afghanistan mostly belong to the Ghilji tribe.
Ahmad Zia Massoud was the Vice President of Afghanistan in the first elected administration of President Hamid Karzai, from December 2004 to November 2009. He is a younger brother of the late Ahmad Shah Massoud, the resistance leader against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and against the Taliban. In late 2011, Ahmad Zia Massoud joined hands with major leaders in the National Front of Afghanistan, which strongly opposes a return of the Taliban to power. The National Front is generally regarded as a reformation of the United Front which with U.S. air support removed the Taliban from power in late 2001.
Bagrami District is located in the central part of Kabul Province in Afghanistan. It is approximately a 30-minute drive east from the capital city, Kabul. The district headquarters is the town of Bagrami.
Hashmat Ghani Ahmadzai is an Afghan politician who is the Grand Council Chieftain of the Kuchis. Ghani oversees the Ahmadzai, one of the largest Pashtun tribes, a significant portion of which resides on the southeastern side of the border in Waziristan, Pakistan. Ghani was a candidate in the 2014 presidential election that was won by his elder brother, Ashraf Ghani.
Habibia High School is a school in southwestern Kabul, Afghanistan which has educated many of the former and current Afghan elite, including President Ashraf Ghani and musician Ahmad Zahir. It was founded by King Habibullah Khan in 1903.
Said Karam is a district in Paktia Province, Afghanistan. The main town in Khandkhel. The district is within the heartland of the Muqbil tribe of Pashtuns.
Sarwar Ahmedzai is a citizen of Afghanistan who was a presidential candidate in 2009 and 2014. Currently he is serving as an adviser to the President Ashraf Ghani.
The National Solidarity Party of Afghanistan is a political party representing the Afghanistan's Ismaili Shia minority, largely found in Kabul Province, Baghlan Province, Bamyan Province, Balkh Province and Badakhshan province. As recently as 2008 it was one of 84 political parties registered with the Afghan Ministry of Justice, and headed by Sayed Mansur Naderi.
Presidential elections were held in Afghanistan on 5 April 2014, with a second round held on 14 June. Incumbent President Hamid Karzai was not eligible to run due to term limits. The registration period for presidential nominations was open from 16 September 2013 until 6 October 2013. A total of 27 candidates were confirmed to be running for office. However, on 22 October Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission disqualified 16 of the candidates, leaving only 11 in the race. By April 2014 three candidates gave up the race and decided to support some of the eight remaining candidates. Opinion polls showed Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani as the front-runners and indeed the results of the first round of the election had Abdullah in the lead and Ghani behind him. The second set of results came after the run-off on 14 June, two months after the first round. Preliminary results were expected on 2 July and the final result on 22 July. However, widespread accusations of fraud delayed these results. As a result, John Kerry, then United States Secretary of State, mediated the negotiations between the two final candidates, Ghani and Abdullah. After a series of negotiations and talks between Ghani, Abdullah and Kerry, the two candidates agreed to sign an Agreement to form a National Unity Government based on 50–50 power sharing. As a result of that political agreement, a separate position was created for Abdullah as Chief Executive. The National Unity Government's term will run out after the next Afghan presidential election is held in September 2019.
Rula F. Saadah Ghani is the current First Lady of Afghanistan, the wife of the incumbent President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani.
Mohammad Asif Nang was appointed as the governor of Farah Province of Afghanistan on January 22, 2015.
Ghani or Ghaani may refer to: