Afghanistan boosts security for presidential election

About 100,000 security personnel are to guard polling stations in the wake of Taliban threats.

    A massive security operation is in place across Afghanistan for the country's presidential election on Saturday.

    About 100,000 security personnel are to guard polling stations in the wake of Taliban threats.

    The fear of reprisals means many voters - particularly in rural areas - will stay at home, while others say the voting system favours the powerful, not the poor.

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Kabul.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How being rejected by my father a second time helped me heal

    How being rejected by my father a second time helped me heal

    He told me horror stories about my biological mother, told me he wanted to do better and then stopped speaking to me.

    'It ruined my life': School closures in Kenya lead to rise in FGM

    'It ruined my life': School closures in Kenya lead to rise in FGM

    With classrooms closed to curb coronavirus, girls are more at risk of FGM, teenage pregnancy and child marriage.

    'It takes a village to kill a child': Uganda's hidden children

    'It takes a village to kill a child': Uganda's hidden children

    Faced with stigma and abuse, many children with disabilities are hidden indoors, with few options for specialised care.