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Minutes earlier, Serik Ordabayev, from the local department of internal affairs, had read out a standard warning about the illegality of the demonstration into a megaphone and asked the workers to disperse. Dozens of workers then asked back where they ...
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The sums for which the government is suing the companies are so unprecedented that the arbitration could lead to a change in the projects’ ownership, which could in turn strain the country’s business environment. On April 11, energy minister Almasadam ...
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At the meeting, Tokayev also said that the ongoing increases in utility and fuel prices are supposed to create the means to conduct a significant modernization of the existing infrastructure. This measure is yet another proof that the government stands on ...
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Faced with a lack of legitimacy after Qandy Qantar (Kazakh for “Bloody January”, the violent repression of urban protests across the country in 20222), the government promised changes that would please each group. To the citizens, it pledged higher wages ...
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Their detention lasted a few hours. The government later organized their transfer back to Mangistau on a special train, allowing only 10 of their leaders to remain in the capital for the following negotiations. Kazmunaigas rejected their demands for a ...
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A handful of laid-off workers from Zhanaozen stayed on in Astana to conduct negotiations with representatives of the government and Kazmunaigas. The negotiations occurred on April 13 and 14, without tangible results for the workers, as the company said it ...
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By becoming increasingly reliant on digital technologies, businesses can access a wider range of opportunities. Yet, at the same time, companies can also become more vulnerable to threats and risks of cyber-attacks. How would you break down the landscape ...
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Last year, the workers - at the time employed by the service company Kezbi - also went to Astana to demand new jobs once their employer lost a tender. Some of them were rehired by BerAli, which won the tender against Kezbi. Now, Kezbi won the tender ...
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Trials against officials accused in connection to Qandy Qantar, however, do not always have the same outcome. Serik Kudebayev, the former head of police of the Almaty region, managed to flee his house arrest and is now thought to have found refuge abroad. ...
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The same day, his last in office, Akchulakov also warned that the price of gasoline and diesel fuel at the pump would increase significantly (11% and 20% respectively). Prices on liquefied natural gas (LPG) in several regions will also rise, the ...
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Kazakhstan is actively joining the global decarbonization movement to mitigate climate change and attain sustainable development. The 2021 national strategy aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 by “substantially reducing our extraction of fossil ...
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A court in Almaty approved the military prosecutor’s request to return to the state an area formerly occupied by the military hospital in the city center. The March 28 decision concerns a plot of land that was sold in 2014 to construction company Dostyk ...
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More than a week has passed since Election Day. Who knows how independent candidates and their campaign teams have lived these past few days, after spending an intense two months campaigning, traveling across their district, talking to voters. Some of ...
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Kazakhstan’s oil transport monopolist Kaztransoil said in a press release that it sent a first batch of oil from the offshore field of Kashagan to Azerbaijan’s capital Baku via the Caspian port of Aktau on March 20. The trial shipment, with 6,900 tons of ...
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Traditionally predictable, the results of the vote showed a landslide victory for the Amanat ruling party. For what concerns the party lists, Amanat garnered almost 3.5 million votes, or 53.9%. Government-friendly parties Auyl (10.9%), Respublica (8.6%), ...
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Mr Cleverly, during your visit to Kazakhstan, who will you meet among local government officials? Are there any specific topics that you plan to discuss? I was invited to visit by my counterpart, Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi, who I had the pleasure ...
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On March 17, the last day of campaigning before the parliamentary and local elections on Sunday, the General Prosecutor’s Office said it punished 34 violations during the campaign, leading to the exclusion of candidates from the race. One candidate in ...
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Iliyas Yusupzhanov, a 20-year old writer, was the youngest candidate for a place in Almaty’s local assembly. Like many others, after being admitted to the campaign, he was struck off the race for an insignificant pretext. Dozens of similar examples have ...
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On March 7, energy minister Bolat Akchulakov said that in the next few years Kazakhstan plans to build an oil pipeline to the Caspian seashore, possibly to the sea ports of Kuryk or Aktau, and increase its oil shipments via tanker. A Bloomberg article ...
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In January, a gathering of elderly women was dispersed and the participants detained for rallying in support of those arrested during the the Kempir-Abad protests. These are examples of a deteriorating freedom of assembly in Kyrgyzstan and are part of the ...