Kazakhs who cannot afford the expense of a wedding often take loans. Banks even advertise special wedding-themed credit.
Strongmen in the Middle East and North Africa will be eyeing warily popular protests, fed by frustration with living standards and an elite perceived as corrupt, that helped push veteran Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika and now Sudan's Omar al-Bashir from power.
Campaigners drawing attention to the Xinjiang detentions say Nur-Sultan’s public relations campaign is two-faced.
On March 19, 78 years old Nursultan Äbisjuly Nazarbayev unexpectedly announced his resignation as President of Kazakhstan, referring to the need for “a new generation of leaders”.
Sater helped hide millions in stolen funds in the U.S., including as down payments in Trump Soho, the Kazakhstan bank’s suit claims.
After the abrupt firing of the Kazakh government last week, a new cabinet was immediately approved.
"One question – one answer" – Akezhan Kazhegeldin's information project
Ermurat Bapi interviews Akezhan Kazhegeldin.
A wealthy British businessman who is feuding with the state of Kazakhstan over hundreds of millions of dollars of disputed assets claims the Kazakh secret police put him and his brother under “extreme psychological pressure” with a campaign of intimidation on the streets of London and in the USA.
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