Taliban names new Afghanistan Prime Minister: 5 things to know – and what it means for UK

The man delivering this vision is long-time Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, who now serves as Prime Minister.

He replaces President Ashraf Ghani, who fled Afghanistan as the group feared down on Kabul.

Akhund heads a “caretaker” government that will oversee millions of people.

Many of them may not know who he is, given he didn’t rely on their democratic support to get into office, and has compiled facts about him everyone should know.

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