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· April, 2019

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from April, 2019

30 April 2019

Afghanistan's dwindling Sikh and Hindu communities turn towards the exits

A recent survey found that 60.7% of respondents would emigrate if they were given opportunity.”

Will Kyrgyzstan call time on uranium mining?

The government says it has revoked the license of a company planning to mine in the Issyk-Kul region that is a beloved tourism spot.

23 April 2019

A conversation with the creator of FindyourB, a podcast for soul-searching Kazakh millennials

A podcast that examines identity and value systems is attracting young people in Kazakhstan.

20 April 2019

In the mountains of northern Azerbaijan, football has become a goal for girls

Impoverished Shaki is a conservative place, but the town's talented girls' football team is emerging as a national powerhouse.

‘I keep silent and put up with it’: Surviving domestic violence in Armenia

"He would throw me against the walls like a ball."

14 April 2019

Teenager's tragic death at Baku school directs anger towards Azerbaijan's broken system

A disgraced school director, a local official and hospital staff have all come under fire over Elina Hajiyeva's tragic death.

12 April 2019

How Uzbeks learned to love (and live on) the Telegram messenger app

The service whose growth in the country at one point felt almost accidental is now a mirror to a nation on the move.

11 April 2019

Iran faces backlash from its Azeri citizens over Armenia and the Karabakh question

Far more Azeris live in Iran than in Azerbaijan. When Armenia's PM visited Tehran earlier this year, they made their voices heard.

8 April 2019

Moscow human rights activists sue a Russian far eastern republic over ban on migrant workers

RuNet Echo

Human rights activists will have to fight Yasen Nikolayev’s act on purely legalistic grounds, arguing that regulating the local labor market in Yakutia is not actually required.