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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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News

  • 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 ...
  • One man dies in mining accident in Georgiatkibuli_mine
    TBILISI, DFWatch--One man died in a mining accident in Western Georgia on Saturday. Early indications are that it was an accident. The victim is Kote Bakhutashvili, who worked in the transport district in the Mindeli mine in Tkibuli, a mining to...
  • Abashidze-Karasin talks to resume later this monthzurab_abashidze_-_grigory_karasin
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Russia and Georgia will resume their one-on-one talks in Prague in the end of February, the Georgian Foreign Ministry said in an announcement. The so-called Abashidze-Karasin talks, which are limited in scope to economic and ot...
  • Uncertain if Georgian parliament will investigate destruction of ancient minesakdrisi IPN
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Parliament in Georgia has still not created a committee to investigate why a pre-historic gold mine was destroyed by a Russian mining company in mid December last year. The Free Democrats on Friday nominated one of their member...
  • Red paint bombs thrown at Saakashvili Library in Tbilisilado_sadgobelashvili
    TBILISI, DFWatch--Five people were detained during tumults outside the Saakashvili Presidential Library in Tbilisi on Friday. Inside the building, activists for the National Movement held an exhibition dedicated to the one year anniversary of th...
  • Former Tbilisi mayor must remain in detention, court decidesGigi_Ugulava_in_court_Crop
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A Tbilisi court decided on Wednesday that former Mayor Gigi Ugulava must stay in detention. Lawyers asked the court to release Ugulava on bail and promised to hand his ID card and passport over to prosecutors as a guarantee tha...
  • Free Democrats: No deal with Saakashvili partyirakli alasania - candidate for defense minister
    Tbilisi, DFWatch -After exchanging barrels of criticism, Georgia’s two main pro-western political parties deny likelihood of future political alliance. At least one of them, Free Democrats of the former defense minister Irakli Alasania, is obv...
  • Georgian diplomat casts doubt on NATO membership goalzurab_abashidze
    TBILISI, DFWatch--A statement by a Georgian diplomat makes many ask whether the country’s foreign policy has changed. Russian relations special envoy Zurab Abashidze was answering a warning by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov yesterday, ...

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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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