· December, 2007

Stories about Tajikistan from December, 2007

Tajiksitan: Parliament against witches

  21 December 2007

Tajikistan is trying to put a spell on witchcraft and fortune-telling. Actually, this comes as a no-surprise to many Tajiks after all those strange laws that have been passed one after another by our parliament. The bill on witchery is also part of the “Cultural Revolution” in Tajikistan, started earlier...

Tajikistan: Bread Prices

  19 December 2007

Ian looks back at 2007 in Tajikistan and says that the hottest issue by far being discussed was the rise in the price of staple foods, especially bread.

Tajikistan: Fortune Tellers to Be Banned

  18 December 2007

Vadim reflects on the authorities’ decision to banish witchcraft and fortune-telling, and thinks that this is another trick of authorities to draw away the attention of people from more important issues, such as electricity cut-offs, increase in food and oil prices, lack of gas etc.

Tajikistan: Aluminum & Brass

  14 December 2007

Bboyd reports that Tajikistan’s aluminum company Talco is having commercial relationship with Norway’s Hydro. He notes that although it is good that Tajikistan has a commodity that could fund some serious domestic development, but, unfortunately, corruption and switched contracts are turning this potential cash cow into mincemeat.

Tajikistan: Exporting Water

  7 December 2007

Vadim thinks that Tajikistan will never be able to get huge revenues from exporting water, a plan for which is currently discussed by the country's top officials.

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