The election was a pro forma exercise.
Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani on February 6 announced the official launch of works on the Afghan stretch of the Tajik and Kyrgyz-led CASA-1000 electricity transmission project, Afghanistan’s TOLOnews reported.
Could 2020 see strongman leader of 28 years Emomali Rahmon succeeded by his son? With GDP slowing and a private sector providing few jobs, Central Asia’s poorest nation is going nowhere fast. Moreover, its Rogun dam geared bond looks shaky.
Despite posting solid real GDP growth rates over the past decade, poverty reduction has stagnated in Central Asia’s most vulnerable economies.
Rock bottom global interest rates have been a boon for so-called frontier-market countries, which have been able to borrow cheaply to finance their development needs. But there can be too much of a good thing