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South African Embassy Celebrates Freedom Day in Astana


ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 06, 2015 (Astana Times) – The Embassy of South Africa in Astana celebrated its country’s Freedom Day on April 27 with a reception in the Astana Marriott Hotel attended by members of the diplomatic corps in the city and representatives of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Freedom Day marks South Africa’s first open, democratic elections as well as the end of apartheid rule.

Read more... Wednesday, 06 May 2015 11:47
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South African Official Promotes Business, People-to-People Connections in Astana

MfeketothBy Michelle Witte

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, November 27, 2014 (Astana Times) – Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Nomaindiya Mfeketo visited Astana from Nov. 5-6 to co-chair the fourth round of South Africa-Kazakhstan Bilateral Consultations with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Askar Mussinov and address the first Kazakhstan-South Africa Business Forum held under the bilateral consultations.

Read more... Thursday, 27 November 2014 12:24
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Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev Signals U-Turn on Alternative Energy

Naz2By Paolo Sorbello*

ASTANA, Oct 24 2014 (EurasiaNet) - From small villages to big cities, wherever you go in Kazakhstan these days, billboards offer reminders that Astana is gearing up to host Expo 2017, the next World’s Fair. Kazakhstan helped secure the right to host the event with a pledge to emphasise green energy alternatives. But now it appears that Kazakhstan is red-lighting its own green transition.

Read more... Friday, 24 October 2014 09:30
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To Limit Russian Meddling, Astana Entices Kazakhs from Abroad

By Joanna Lillis

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 23, 2014 (EurasiaNetDotOrg) --- Astana is rebooting a program to lure ethnic Kazakhs living abroad to move to Kazakhstan. Observers believe Astana's revived interest in the program is motivated by a desire to limit Russia's potential to meddle in Kazakhstani affairs.

Two years ago, the government suspended the "oralman," or returnee, program in the aftermath of fatal unrest in western Kazakhstan. The tumult was attributed in part to social discontent stemming from the mismanaged migration of Kazakhs from abroad.

Read more... Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:51
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Turkmenistan Seeks New Gas Markets

By Dzhumaguly Annayev and Staff

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, June 25, 2014 (CentralAsiaOnline) -- Turkmenistan, sitting on top of one of the globe’s biggest reserves of natural gas, is looking for new markets and delivery routes.

Read more... Wednesday, 25 June 2014 11:09

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