The state prosecutor said that at least 18 people were killed and 243 others wounded during last week's unrest in the autonomous Karakalpakstan region after protests erupted over planned constitutional changes affecting the territory's status.
Yerlan Turgumbayev has been replaced with former anti-corruption chief Marat Akhmetzhanov.
Questions remain unanswered after bloody Kazakhstan unrest where President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev accused on bandits and foreign militants.
Nearly 8,000 people have been detained in Kazakhstan after days of historic unrest left more than 160 people dead.
Chronic unemployment and governance are the main triggers of public discontent that have morphed into a massive agitation.
In the wake of escalating alarm over more unrest in the country, the United Nations has decided to evacuate the families of the staff present in Ethiopia.
The police fired multiple warning shots to disperse the crowds, causing several injuries.
Unrest swiftly degenerated into looting which destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed over 200 people, driven by widespread anger over the poverty and inequality that persist nearly three decades after the end of white minority rule.
Figures from an NGO show that over 30 people have died since the start of the protests, while official figures show at least 18 of 24 dead were shot, and over 800 others injured.
The oil-rich African nation has become a key regional ally of the West in the fight against militants.
Rapper Pablo Hasel's case has put the spotlight on freedom of expression in Spain, prompting the government to announce it would relax free speech laws.
At least three people have been killed and more than 70 others injured during two days of civil unrest. Protesters demand resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita over economic woes and perceived government corruption.
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