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Global Voices

22 Jan 21
Remittances from those working abroad make up a key part of the country’s economy.
Members of the precinct election commission in Nur-Sultan are counting ballot papers during parliament elections held in Kazakstan at 10th January. (Photo: CABAR/IWPR)
18 Jan 21
President’s party wins again as pressure grows on independent observers and opposition forces.
Sadyr Zhaparov, Kyrgyzstan's new president. (Photo: Sadyr Zhaparov's Facebook page)
14 Jan 21
Critics fear this may cost Kyrgyzstan and its people dearly.
Project Highlight
22 Dec 20
Upheaval in Kyrgyzstan and Belarus not expected to affect the outcome of January 10 polls.
Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. (Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
3 Dec 20
The sector exists simply to idolise the president and serve the ruling class.
Project Highlight
12 Nov 20
Online event assesses the regional lessons and consequences of political dispute.
Detention of journalist in one of the protests in Almaty city. (Photo: RFE/RL's Kazak service)
5 Nov 20
Although the media is protected by law, beatings and illegal detentions are common.
Ex president Sooronbay Zheenbekov (right) and prime minister, acting president Sadyr Zhaparov. (Photo: President's press service)
3 Nov 20
Country’s traditional partners, disturbed by ongoing crisis, suspend large tranches of aid.
Demonstrators participate in an anti-Lukashenko rally on August 18, 2020 in Minsk, Belarus. (Photo: Misha Friedman/Getty Images)
20 Oct 20
Disquiet with an authoritarian leader, presiding over an archaic state-dominated economy, sounds familiar.
President Sooronbay Zheenbekov (right) meeting with new prime minister and speaker of parliament of Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Kyrgyz President's Press Service)
14 Oct 20
Demands continue for President Sooronbay Jeenbekov’s resignation.