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Protests in Kazakhstan
On 2 January, Kazakhstan was hit by protests in the wake of a spike in fuel prices. The riots turned violent on 4 January, leading to clashes between protesters and the police, looting, killings, and deepening insecurity. The president has declared a nationwide state of emergency.

Kazakh President Appoints Several Key Ministers in New Government Following Deadly Protests

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Астана - Sputnik International, 1920, 11.01.2022
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Several key ministers in Kazakhstan's new government, including energy chief, have been appointed shortly after protests over fuel prices broke out in the country in early 2022, according to a decree released on Tuesday.
"To appoint Bolat Achkulakov ... the energy minister of Kazakhstan," the decree said, as quoted by the presidential office.
Achkulakov previously was the managing director of the National Welfare Fund "Samruk-Kazyna."
Defence Minister Murat Bektanov, Interior Minister Erlan Turgumbaev and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi retained their posts.
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