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Interviews

  • Chemtai Yegon - a Kenyan woman living and teaching in Georgia
    Mari Nikuradze
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    When Chemtai Yegon, a young woman from Kenya, came to Georgia a few years ago to teach English and study Georgian, she faced a lot of challenges, like her first real winter with frost and snow, 'no one speaking English', and some encounters with ag...

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Opinion

  • Freezing the Kremlin's policy
    Lasha Tughushi
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    How Europe should respond to Putin at the Riga Summit Against the backdrop of a rain of bullets, and the rumble of tanks and cannons, Europe is preparing for the Riga Summit in May. Expectations are already low, but one likely positive decision is v...

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Economy

  • Georgian lari stabilizes at record low levelbazar woman -
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The lari, Georgia’s embattled national currency, showed signs of recovery on Thursday after both the National Bank and the government announced that they are taking measures to stop it from further depreciation. In recent day...

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Society

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News

  • Body of dead 19 year old handed over by South OssetiaIPRM_EUMM_2015-02-27
    TBILISI, DFWatch--On Saturday, the body of a dead 19-year-old handed over to Georgian authorities by the breakaway region South Ossetia. David Basharuli was found hanging from a tree in a small village in South Ossetia in January, after having b...
  • Saakashvili hints Putin may be behind Nemtsov murdermikheil_saakashvili_lobbying_for_weapons_to_ukraine
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, vaguely blames President Vladimir Putin of the assasination of a leading Russian opposition politician Friday night. In a Facebook post published early Saturday morning, Saakas...
  • Head of Georgia's National Bank may be impeached for 'inaction'giorgi_kadagidze_
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The president of Georgia’s National Bank may be impeached after former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili on Thursday accused him of inaction in the face of a sudden thirty percent drop in the lari. The National Bank is an in...
  • Georgia's National Bank will not spend reserves on stabilizing larigiorgi_kadagidze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Georgia’s National Bank will not spend its reserves of foreign currencies to stabilize the lari despite a dramatic 30 percent drop earlier in the week. The bank’s president Giorgi Kadagidze explained at a briefing at noon o...
  • Abashidze-Karasin talks resume after a four-month breakabashidze_zurab
    TBILISI, DFWatch--On Thusday, Georgia and Russia resumed their economic and humanitarian talks after a four-month break. Georgia's special envoy Zurab Abashidze and Russia's deputy foreign minister Grigory Karasin discussed trade and reopening t...
  • Ivanishvili blames the head of the National Bank for currency crisisbidzina_ivanishvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Former Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili weighs in on the question of who is to blame for the more than 30% depreciation of the national currency in recent days. The businessman blames the National Bank and its head, ...
  • Parliament approves president's chief justice nominee on third attemptnino_gvenetadze_parliament
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Georgian parliament on Wednesday approved Nino Gvenetadze as new Supreme Court chair. Two hearings on Monday failed because many Georgian Dream representatives didn't show up and a quorum was not reached. Some were in the b...
  • What are two military trucks with Russian plates doing in Tbilisi?military truck with Russian number plate_from facebook
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Pictures of two massive Russian trucks parked in Tbilisi went viral on social media Wednesday and made many think that Russian soldiers had paid Georgia an unwelcome visit. It caused concern among people to see photos of the tr...
  • Georgia to sell off state properties to deal with currency crisismoney_exchange_dinamo_tbilisi_
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia has presented a list of state properties to be sold off to bring in new money, as a means to deal with an unexpected 30% drop in the value of the national currency, the lari. Among the properties to be...
  • Five victims of 1993 plane crash buried in Tbilisibabushera_victims_funeral_2015-02-24
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Five more victims of a plane disaster during the Abkhazian war in 1993 were buried in Tbilisi on Tuesday after being recovered from a cemetery inside the breakaway region. Giorgi Chargeishvili, Malkhaz Piranishvili, Zurab Melis...
  • Georgian govt to cut spending as lari drops rapidlymoney_exchange_tbilisi_
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia has proposed to cut spending in order to deal with a drastic drop in the value of the national currency, the lari. The lari began falling in November last year, and went from a level of 1.75 lari again...
  • Ombudsman says lifting of ancient gold mine's heritage status was illegalsave_sakdrisi
    TBILISI, DFWatch--In Georgia, the ombudsman claims that a government official broke the law when he greenlighted the destruction of a 5,400 year old cave complex with invaluable archaeological findings. In December, the Russian company RMG Gold ...
  • Former Kvemo Kartli governor charged with embezzlementdavit_kirkitadze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The Finance Ministry’s investigative service on Monday brought embezzlement charges against a former government official. Former Kvemo Kartli governor Davit Kirkitadze is accused of having used state-owned machinery to carry ...
  • Lifetime prisoners in Georgia demand fixed terms and better conditionslifetime_prisoners_relatives_rally
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Family members and relatives of 55 prisoners with life sentence who claim being on hunger strike during almost a month, rallied on Sunday outside notorious Gldani No 8 jail in Tbilisi outskirts, demanding reducing their terms and ...

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Minorities

  • Georgia doubles funding for religious minoritiescatholic_midnight_mass_tbilisi_2014
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The government in Georgia plans to spend 3.5 million laris on traditional religious groups and dedicate a new square to the idea of tolerance. As reported by DF Watch, there have been growing friction in Georgian society in rec...

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NGO news

  • Ivanishvili on collision course with the U.S. on role of NGOsrichard_norland
    TBILISI, DFWatch--The godfather of the government in Georgia, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, was rebuked by the US ambassador Thursday after criticizing three of the most influential NGO leaders in the country. In a long TV interview on one of...

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