Kyrgyzstan | Institute for War and Peace Reporting


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Global Voices

6 Nov 15
Adolescents run extortion rackets and intimidate younger schoolmates.
2 Nov 15
Under mysterious circumstances, convicts make easy escape, but most end up dead.
15 Oct 15
Embarrassment as plans to buy comfortable seats for parliament have to be shelved.
Political banners at a bazaar during election campaigning (Photo: IWPR)
6 Oct 15
Holding a contested election without a foregone conclusion was an achievement in itself.
Kyrgyz women dressed up for a Social Democratic Party event. (Photo: Social Democrats’ press office)
Photo Essay
4 Oct 15
With much to play for, parties have been going the extra mile to secure votes.
1 Oct 15
Thirty per cent quota may not translate into female candidates taking their fair share of seats in October 4 polls.
25 Sep 15
Many of the current legislators are likely to make it into the next parliament, even if they have shifted party allegiance.
16 Sep 15
Main political groupings go through mergers and defections, but the essence of politics remains the same.
9 Sep 15
What price legitimacy if the ruling elite doesn’t always abide by the law?
Kyrgyz prime minister Temir Sariev (right) with Kazak deputy prime minister Bakytjan Sagintaev at the ceremony marking the official end of customs procedures, August 12, 2015. (Photo: Kyrgyz government website)
25 Aug 15
Exporters say customs controls with Kazakstan remain in place despite launch of free trade rules.


Photo Gallery

Moslawi traditional band playing music from the 19th century. (Photo: IWPR)
Hugely popular event highlights city’s rehabilitation and recovery.