“The success of reforms will largely depend on the ability of the new president to abandon Karimov’s methods of governing the country and open Uzbekistan to innovation and investment” – independent political scientist, Galiya Ibragimova, writing specially for CABAR.asia, notes in an article concerning Uzbekistan’s current investment situation.
James MacHaffie: Central Asia can emerge from Russia’s shadow and make an indelible mark on the international stage
“I think there is the potential for these republics to merge from the shadows of these two giants and level the playing field if they utilize the multilateral institutions that now exist for the region, such as the EAEU, and the SCO”, – notes James MacHaffie in interview, especially for for CABAR.asia.
The wholesale meat trade on the Osh Bazaar does not meet hygienic standards and this is even admitted by specialists and workers on the market. Average buyers do not have the opportunity to see with their own eyes the conditions under which the delivery, processing and distribution is done because the wholesale market starts work from 3:00 am. The retail trade wherein most customers buy their products differs significantly from the wholesale trade.
Another building in the southern capital built by the state directorate for the reconstruction of Osh and Jalal-Abad begins to dilapidate. Inhabitants of the multi apartment house which was constructed for blind and deaf people and was only recently given up for rent have complained about the destruction of walls and the poor work done on the sewerage.
IWPR in Tajikistan Awarded Best Journalists Covering Radicalism, Human Rights and Religious Liberties
IWPR Announces Winners of Investigative Journalism Competition and Best Materials on Legal Culture Improvement
December 12, the representative office of IWPR in Kyrgyzstan announced winners of two competitions – the National Competition for the best investigative reporting on human rights and the annual competition for reporters for the best coverage of approaches to the improvement of legal culture in Kyrgyzstan – and held the award ceremony.
The women, who have left country on earnings, become vulnerable doubly. In the report, “The women and children from Kyrgyzstan are involved in migration” noted that in increasing frequency the Kyrgyz women, which are going abroad, get to sexual slavery.
Tajikistan intends to liquidate in the country extreme poverty until 2030 and to double the share of middle class. Nevertheless, many analysts call such forecast scenario, rather desirable, than realistic. More details in the material IWPR.
The followers of the banned Salafi movement in the country – a fundamentalist trend of Islam in favor of a return to first principles and teachings of Islam and reject the introduction to Islam elements of other religions and philosophies.