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AP / Alexander Zemilanichenko

Landmark Election in Kyrgyzstan

Following a coup, bitter ethnic violence and skyrocketing food prices, Kyrgyzstan managed to hold a peaceful landmark election on Sunday that may very well establish the beleaguered country as the first parliamentary democracy in Central Asia.

Posted on Oct 10, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Alexander Zemlianichenko

Kyrgyzstan Violence: Why?

After an estimated 1,000 people died in violence in Kyrgyzstan two weeks ago, many are still asking “why?” Aside from blaming some organic propensity for violence between ethnic groups, The New York Times actually asked “why” and found complicity in both the Kyrgyz military and police forces.

Posted on Jun 27, 2010 READ MORE



Al Jazeera English

Kyrgyzstan Death Toll Put at Near 2,000

As ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan continued to brutalize the country, interim leader Rosa Otunbayeva paid her first visit there and expressed fear that the death toll could reach 2,000 in the former Soviet republic.

Posted on Jun 18, 2010 READ MORE



Al Jazeera English

Kyrgyzstan Extends State of Emergency

The interim government of Kyrgyzstan has extended a state of emergency announced last week after ethnic violence erupted between Uzbek and Kyrgyz groups, killing more than 100 and extending to neighboring provinces.

Posted on Jun 13, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Alfred de Montesquiou

A Return to War?

Officials say at least 140 were killed in ethnic clashes in southern Sudan over the past week, reigniting fears by many that the country—which still endures violence in Darfur—may return to war.

Posted on Jan 7, 2010 READ MORE


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