Tajikistan

Presidential Elections in Tajikistan: No Intrigue or Surprise

CABAR.asia 22.09.20

Experts’ assumptions that the country’s leader Emomali Rahmon would nominate his son for this election are disproved.

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TAT Railway Project : a Road That Was Never Built

Rustami Sukhrob 15.09.20

The fate of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan (TAT) railway is still unclear, although in terms of importance this project can compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative. 

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Tajik Travel Companies Failed the Summer Season

CABAR.asia 01.09.20

The tour operators in Tajikistan assess the summer season’s results as disastrous and predict the situation’s aggravation.

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Adoptions in Tajikistan: Everyone Wants to Adopt a Newborn Boy

CABAR.asia 18.08.20

In Tajikistan, there is a high demand for the adoption of newborn babies, boys mainly. (more…)

The Third Decade of Independence: How Fast Does the Central Asian Population Grow?

During the past 10 years, the population of Central Asia has been increasing by an average of one million people annually. Despite the low living standards and high mortality rate in some countries, experts predict the further growth of the region’s population.

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Tajikistan: Measures Taken Not Enough to Support Business 

CABAR.asia 13.08.20

The authorities of Tajikistan have announced the measures to support businesses and the poor amid new coronavirus pandemic. However, according to experts, these measures are not enough. (more…)

“Rented As a Furniture”. The Migrants from Central Asia Are the Majority of Those Enslaved in Russia

CABAR.asia 10.08.20

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis, experts predict a new wave of the forced labor slavery in Russia. (more…)

Online Petitions in Central Asia: How Do They Work?

CABAR.asia 07.08.20

In 2019 and early 2020, about 90 petitions from Central Asian countries were published on the popular platform Change.org. (more…)

Photoreport: Tajikistan: Few Jobs, Many Candidates

CABAR.asia 24.07.20

Many men left without work due to the coronavirus in Tajikistan are forced to stand for hours waiting for employers at ‘mardikorbazars’.

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Tajikistan: New Legislative Amendments Will Affect Journalists

CABAR.asia 22.07.20

On June 10, the Majlisi Namoyandagon of the Majlisi Oli (the Lower Chamber of the Tajik Parliament), approved amendments to the Code of Administrative Offenses and the Criminal Code. They toughen the punishment for intentional dissemination of false information in the media and online amid the appearance and spread of dangerous diseases. Civil society and journalists oppose the adoption of these amendments and address the country’s President Emomali Rahmon urging him to reject the bill. We answer questions on why these amendments should not be adopted. (more…)