Ethnic tension clouds Kyrgyz vote

In run-up to parliamentary polls, tensions re-emerge months after deadly unrest.

    In the run-up to Kyrgyzstan's parliamentary elections set for Sunday, ethnic tension has re-emerged, just months after unrest between the country's Uzbek and Kyrgyz communities.

    In the southern city of Osh, billboards promoting candidates stood aside posters of those missing and dead following the June violence that killed around 400 people - mostly ethnic Uzbeks - and destroyed hundreds of homes.

    James Bays reports from Osh, where some residents are claiming they will boycott the vote because they do not trust the government.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.