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  1. Kyrgyz Journalist Charged

    13 Feb 2018

    Kyrgyzstan 13/02/18 Elnura Alkanova, a Kyrgyz investigative journalist, has been charged with publishing commercial secrets in the latest sign of Kyrgyzstan’s increasing intolerance of dissidence and journalistic independence. Mz. Alkanova’s report was an investigation into the purchase of luxury homes by a company that may be linked to members of…

  2. Kyrgyzstan Presidential Campaign Begins

    11 Sep 2017

    10/09/17 The election campaign for the next Kyrgyz President has begun, so far 13 candidates have been registered for the 15th October vote. The current incumbent, President Atambaev, is constitutionally barred from a third term. Critics have accused Atambaev of attempting to influence the election to maintain influence, most notably…

  3. Uzbek-Kyrgyz Relations Reach New Heights

    11 Sep 2017

    09/09/17 Uzbekistan’s President Mirziyoyev visit to Bishkek has been hailed by many as a new chapter in Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations. As both sides agreed to delineate a substantial proportion of their shared border, an issue that has long been a point of contention. This is on top of the reopening of…

  4. US Slashes Aid Programmes

    27 May 2017

    27/05/17  The newly proposed US budget if implemented will cut programme funding in Central Asia and the Caucasus by over 50%, reducing funding from $218.1million in 2016 to $93.1 million in 2018. Kyrgyzstan, the second largest recipient of US programmes in the region after Georgia, will see a drop-in funding…

  5. 03/05/17 – Russia Cancels Kyrgyz Debt

    08 May 2017

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved a decree that cancelled $240mln of Kyrgyz debt. The debt itself was from a $2bln Russian loan made to Kyrgyzstan in 2009 which was designed to support the construction of the now stalled Kambar-Ata hydro-power station. This debt cancellation is the latest amount cancelled…

  6. 05/04/2017 - Kygyz suspect in St Petersburg Bombing

    05 Apr 2017

    The National Security Committee of Kyrgyzstan (GKNB) have confirmed that a suspect in the St Petersburg metro bombing was born in Kyrgyzstan and later became a Russian citizen. The death toll of the attack has risen to 14 people, including citizens of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. Until the identity and guilt…

  7. 27/03/17 - Kyrgyzstan - Opposition Arrests

    27 Mar 2017

    Almambert Shykmamatov has been charged with corruption. Shykmamatov becomes the second member of Ata-Meken, after party leader Omurbek Tekebayev, to be charged in the last month. This is while media outlets Radio Free Europe and have been targeted by lawsuits from the prosecutor’s office in Bishkek, on the behest…

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