· May, 2008

Stories about Tajikistan from May, 2008

Tajikistan: Kulob Gunfight

  29 May 2008

Ian reports on a frightening-sounding gunfight in the southern city of Kulob, Tajikistan, which has put everyone there on edge.

Tajikistan: The power of gossip

  22 May 2008

Recently, the Uzbek website UzMetronom disseminated information about possible murder of Hasan Sadulloev, the bother-in-law of Tajik President Rahmon. Hasan is considered to be one of the wealthiest and powerful persons in today's Tajikistan. According to the website, Hasan was shot by his nephew on May 2 and died in...

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: Shake Down, Shake Up

  15 May 2008

Patrick Frost tells that the Tajikistan government tries to impose a voluntary tax on its citizens to raise $10 million dollars to finance the Rogun project, while the Kyrgyz government has given a compensation payment to 72 children, who were accidentally infected with the AIDS in hospitals.

Tajikistan: Poor country's most expensive trial

  14 May 2008

The poorest country in Central Asia, Tajikistan initiated the most expensive trial in the history of British legal proceedings. Tajikistan will pay 120 million USD for the legal fees which represents 5,2 percent of the country’s entire GDP. A bone of contention is the Tajik Aluminum Company (Talco), fully owned...

Tajikistan: Murder in the Higher Family

  14 May 2008

Ian comments on the news article saying that last week, the tajikistan president's son shot his uncle, the presidential brother-in-law, and the latter died on an emergency trip to Germany for treatment.

Tajikistan: Emomali’s Legal Team

Ian opines on the level of competence and integrity of the Tajikistan's government, as he learns that the Tajik president has spent more than 5% of the country’s entire GDP on legal fees against former partners in Tajikistan’s aluminum projects.

Tajikistan: Electricity in Exchange of Salaries

The mayor of Dushanbe and Chairman of the Tajik Parliament's Upper Chamber Mamadsaid Ubaidulloev proposed a strange way to raise funds for construction of Rogun hydropower station – one of the biggest energy projects in Tajikistan. He calculated all salaries of the Dushanbe residents and drew a conclusion that if...

Global: The price of food, the cost of despair

  2 May 2008

The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...

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