January 28, 2021

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Troubled Nazarbayev grandson dies aged 29

Aysultan Nazarbayev

 

Nazarbayev’s online outbursts showed that a ruling family is not always a happy one.

Kazakhstan: Ruling party's coronavirus philanthropy falls flat

Birgemiz help

 Birgemiz, a charitable foundation set up in March by the former president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was meant to be a feel-good exercise in solidarity.

MUKHTAR ABLYAZOV AND HIS DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT: FALSE FLAG AND DISTRACTION ACTORS

Mukhtar Ablyazov

There is distinct group in immigrant community from the former USSR. Many of those who pretend that they fled and left all belongings behind came with wealth of at least unexplained origin.

Protests in Kazakhstan Disrupted With Arrests

Police wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, detain protesters during an unsanctioned protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Saturday, June 6, 2020.  Credit: AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov

Kazakhstan, like many corners of the world this past weekend, was the site of protests.

Interview with Ambassador Nurbakh Rustemov on the results of the first year in office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Ambassador Nurbakh Rustemov

The previous 2019 was saturated with important political events for your country, in particular, the transit of power took place. How did this process go and what was done?

CHATHAM HOUSE REPORT Kazakhstan: Tested by Transition

Hand Bayterek Kazakhstan

A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition takes Kazakhstan into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue modernization and reform, and break from its authoritarian past?

State report: Russian, Chinese and Iranian disinformation narratives echo one another

Department of State

China, Iran and Russia are using the coronavirus crisis to launch a propaganda and disinformation onslaught against the United States, the State Department warns in a new report.

Nazarbaev And Kazakhstan's Security Council Out Of Sight Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Kazakh serviceman

Kazakh officials are working to guide the country through the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and the dramatic economic effects of a drastic drop in global prices for oil, the country's major export.

Cotton Campaign says too early to lift Uzbek boycott

Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev attends a news conference with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Tashkent, Uzbekistan April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/File Photo

A coalition of human rights groups known as the Cotton Campaign said on Thursday it was too early to lift a boycott of Uzbek cotton despite Tashkent’s progress in eradicating forced labour and its request to take the global recession into account.

Head of press regulator advised Kazakh regime that suppresses free speech

Nursultan Nazarbayev and Lord Faulks, second from right.

New Ipso chief Lord Faulks worked at commercial court under former authoritarian leader Nursultan Nazarbayev

Equatorial Guinea's Oil Minister Allegedly Siphoned Off Millions from Public Construction Project

Equatorial Guinea's Oil Minister Allegedly Siphoned Off Millions from Public Construction Project

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Steinmetz Swiss trial: Jail for tycoon in Guinea mine corruption trial

Steinmetz Swiss trial: Jail for tycoon in Guinea mine corruption trial

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Kazakhstan: With elections chore out of the way, it is time for politics

Kazakhstan: With elections chore out of the way, it is time for politics

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