Nigeria

170 million people
1,280 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Partly Free
Partly Free

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written by
Mary McGuire
Senior Program Manager, Freedom of Expression
written by
Matthew Schaaf
Program Officer, Eurasia Programs

LGBTI people have become victims of an ongoing crisis within global institutions regarding the intersection of universal human rights and cultural or “traditional” values.

Germany vs. Algeria
As World Cup soccer kicks off the first knockout stage on June 28, Freedom House takes a look at how teams stack up based on their countries’ freedom scores, as measured in Freedom House’s Freedom in the World index.

We applaud the United States’ decision to send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to assist in the effort to rescue the two hundred plus girls abducted in Nigeria.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Rule of Law, Women's Rights
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
written by
Arch Puddington
Vice President for Research

Although it has been described in the Economist as “Africa’s New Number One,” Nigeria has long struggled with problems of poor governance, corruption, religious conflict, and the persecution of vulnerable groups—notably LGBTI people.

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