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Natella Akaba, head of the Association of Women of Abkhazia. (Photo: Anaid Gogoryan)
8 Dec 12
Activists date emergence of widespread problems to the conflict of the early 1990s.
24 Nov 12
Traditional expectations create glass ceiling for female leaders.
1 Nov 12
IWPR/UN Women event focuses on areas with high numbers of refugees from Abkhazian and South Ossetian conflicts.
8 Oct 12
Unresolved conflict in the Southern Caucasus and the return to war in the North is a problem for all. But democratisation must be a fundamental part of the solution.
8 Oct 12
Politics has, it seems, never been so popular in Georgia. But the voters are being offered two very different views on the country's future by parties contesting the coming parliamentary elections.
8 Oct 12
Moscow is again embarking on an attempt to subdue Chechnya by force. Although many of the stated aims are different and so far the military tactics are marginally less brutal, the experience for the local population is exactly the same.
8 Oct 12
The message from the Kremlin PR machine on its latest campaign in the north Caucasus is simple. "We'll win it this time"
Mamuka Kuparadze, a Georgian film-maker who often works with his counterparts in Abkhazia. (Photo: Mirian Koridze)
30 Sep 11
Government roadmap envisages direct route to restoring sovereignty over Abkhazia and South Ossetia, but experts say more innovative approaches are needed.
2 Sep 11
President Alexander Ankvab likely to seek continuity, though some fear more authoritarian style.
Funeral procession held in Abkhazia for the late president Sergei Bagapsh. (Photo: Anaid Gogoryan)
6 Jun 11
With no clear front-runner in sight yet, any successor to the late President Bagapsh faces task of promoting Abkhazian interests in close but unequal relationship with Moscow.