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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.
24 Aug 15
Critics of the scheme say their right to vote is now being made conditional on submitting data.
Journalists at an investigative reporting course in Karakol, which ran on June 23-27 June. (Photo: IWPR)
21 Aug 15
Workshops introduce participants from across the country to essential practical skills
5 Aug 15
Multiple apricot varieties being replaced with more homogeneous, marketable types.
Dinara Oshurakhunova, director of the Coalition for Democracy and Civil Society. (Photo: Vecherny Bishkek)
1 Aug 15
Recent detention of senior figures looks good but may not herald a more comprehensive drive to root out corrupt officials.
Kyrgyz president Almazbek Atambaev applauds as former US ambassador Pamela Spratlen makes a speech to mark the handover of American farm machinery. (Photo: US embassy, Bishkek)
29 Jul 15
After two decades of accepting American economic and humanitarian support, the government decides its donors are meddling.
Munitions found after the Kyrgyz security services raided two locations in the capital. (Photo: State Committee for National Security, Kyrgyzstan)
27 Jul 15
The security service says robust action prevented major attacks on local targets.
22 Jul 15
Money supports whole communities, but earning it can destroy families.
Kamchybek Kolbaev in court in Kyrgyzstan in 2014. (Photo:
14 Jul 15
Organised crime has had a symbiotic relationship with the political world for years.