The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launched its annual Free The Press campaign on April 2, seeking to raise awareness about Azimjan Askarov, who is imprisoned in Kyrgyzstan, and four other "intrepid" reporters behind bars in other countries.
A scandal around the Chinese finances, allegedly allocated to the Kyrgyz ruling party SDPK (Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan), is gaining momentum. Party members, after the uproar, are trying to disown their own words, but the facts are facts.
On March 31, the anticipated congress of the ruling party SDPK (Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan) will be held in Bishkek. The date has been postponed three times -- and each time was followed by a scandal. This time, according to the sources, the date is final, the Social Democrats will gather to determine the future political role of former President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev.
Kyrgyz head of state Sooronbai Jeenbekov, elected late last year, used his first 100 days in the most efficient way, political experts agree. In particular, he managed to improve country’s foreign policy and initiated strategically important reforms.
The leaders of four Central Asian states -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan met in Astana on 15 March to advocate regional integration.
BISHKEK, March 13 (Xinhua) -- A border guard in Kyrgyzstan was killed in an accidental firing on Tuesday, the State Border Service said.
Fifteen Kyrgyz tour operators took part in the international tourism exhibition ITB Berlin 2018, which ran from 7 to 11 March in Berlin.
BISHKEK (TCA) — Russia has not decided yet whether it needs another military base in Kyrgyzstan, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said on March 6. Speaking to journalists for the first time since his election as president in October, Jeenbekov said, "The decision on the second military base is yet to be made by Russia," RFE/RL reported.
President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov set the country's course against corruption. It seems that the new head of state intends to rid his country of the status of "the most venal country" in the region. However, he will face many hurdles, including sorting out his predecessor Almazbek Atambayev’s and his wife Raisa’s corruption schemes. Raisa Atambayeva’s reputation, also known as “Khansha Raya" (Khansha as in the wife of a khan), they say almost supersedes her husband’s. Only, she is more famous for her criminal activities.
Kyrgyzstan has been undermined by a series of political echoes inherited from former President Almazbek Atambayev. Politicians who opposed his policies and were imprisoned -- are now on a hunger strike.