Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz, Tajik troops move back from border after fighting that killed dozens

Kanat Shaku in Almaty May 3, 2021

Ceasefire said to be holding after presidents speak on phone and calls for calm from Russia, EU and OSCE.

Kyrgyz and Tajik citizens, armed forces come to deadly blows in border clashes

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 29, 2021

At least three dead in showdown triggered over rights to water infrastructure. Evening ceasefire agreed.

Kazakhstan grumbles at Russia breaking trade bloc rules

Almaz Kumenov for Eurasianet April 29, 2021

An intensified inspection regime has led to a line of 300 trucks at the border.

Chinese researchers calculate Central Asia’s water waste, agriculture potential

David Trilling for Eurasianet April 28, 2021

If Central Asian farmers don’t radically change how they use water, the region will not feed China.

Kyrgyzstan president prescribes poison root for COVID-19

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet April 16, 2021

The health minister then drank the concoction at a press conference.

Kyrgyz court frees ex-PM charged with corruption after he pays $12mn

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 15, 2021

New government allows those found with illegal financial assets to avoid prosecution by surrendering them to Treasury. US embassy has warned about rise of organised crime in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Referendum hands Japarov the super-presidency he craved

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet April 12, 2021

A low turnout may dent the legitimacy of the exercise, however.

CEE reels as third wave of COVID-19 breaks

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2021

A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.

Perspectives: Turkey and China – can Azerbaijan be the bridge?

Firuza Nahmadova for Eurasianet March 24, 2021

Since shepherding Azerbaijan’s military victory last autumn, Turkey has been on a Silk Road charm offensive. The challenge is turning talk into action.

Rising inflation in Emerging Europe poses dilemma for central banks

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2021

With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.

IFC to provide $3mn loan to Kyrgyz broadband operator ElCat

bne IntelliNews March 1, 2021

Loan to Kyrgyzstan’s largest private wholesale broadband operator will boost fibre coverage in underserved areas of the country.

Kyrgyzstan: Kumtor’s fate uncertain once more

Chris Rickleton for Eurasianet February 26, 2021

The mine used to be President Japarov's cause célèbre, but these days he has to be more pragmatic.

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