Stories about Tajikistan from September, 2008
Vadim uses statistics, open source data, news articles and logic to come to the conclusion that more than 20 percent of Tajikistan’s population is going to be in trouble if no assistance comes from international donors.
Ian says that another journalist has become the target of the Tajik government’s ire: the state prosecutor is charging him with slandering the president and destabilizing the country.
You might recall an article from a while back about how the government of Tajikistan was forming a unit to deal with that country's image problem, because, god knows, that's the country's biggest problem these days. Well, for the first time, there's something to show for that unit.
Vadim reports that the mayor of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, has promised that the electricity crisis throughout the country will not hit Dushanbe this year.
Patrick Frost, in the wake of the Dushanbe’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2008 summit, analyzes the difficult situation in Tajikistan, citing energy crisis, political instability and poverty.
Ian writes that continuing controversy over nontransparency of Talco, the Tajikistan's leading enterprise that produces aluminum, and how it diverted more than a billion dollars abroad into some private hands.
Patrick Frost discusses Tajikistan’s water woes and dire energy situation, reviewing the IHT reporting on the issue.
Shannon gives updates on the SCO summit in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, and talks about the attitude of SCO member-countries toward Russia’s actions in Georgia.