Kazakhstan

13 April 2017
Next on the Menu for Kazakh Diners: Alphabet Soup

Nation’s leader revives a pet project to modernize the alphabet, and with it, Kazakh national identity.

 
20 March 2017
Kazakhstan: Education Reforms Assailed by Patriotic Camp
Kazakhstan’s government knew what it was getting when Yerlan Sagadiyev was appointed education minister in February 2016. From EurasiaNet.org.
By Aktan Rysaliev
 
21 February 2017
Are Russian Suicide Games Spreading to Central Asia? Premium

Kyrgyz and Kazakh authorities close online groups, question children over social media ‘death groups.’

 
2 February 2017
After Tajikistan, Kazakhstan Bans Unregistered Mobiles Premium

In the name of security, mobile phone and internet users face mounting restrictions and higher costs.

 
20 January 2017
US, Britain Say Rolls-Royce Bribed Kazakh and Azeri Officials Premium

British firm to pay $800 million in fines for corruption over decades in nearly a dozen countries.

 
17 January 2017
Scientists Dream of Reviving Extinct Caspian Tiger Premium

Could wild big cats soon be splashing in one of Central Asia’s great lakes?

 
1 December 2016
More of the Same Premium

Kazakhstan jails activists, plans a Great Firewall to stifle online dissent. From The Conversation. 

By Nurseit Niyazbekov
 
29 November 2016
Kazakh Land Reform Protesters Sent to Prison For Five Years Premium

The predictable conviction of the two activists highlights Astana’s disregard for rights to peaceful assembly.  

 
24 November 2016
Nursultan-burg, Here We Come Premium

Kazakh lawmakers back renaming the capital after the president, a move that still needs Nazarbaev's blessing. 

 
21 October 2016
Kazakhstan School Hijab Ban Upheld Premium

Adopted in January, the ban, which prohibits any kind of religiously affiliated clothing, has not deterred students from wearing hijabs until now.

 

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