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Chloe Schwenke
Vice President of Global Programs

The Obama administration’s high-profile initiatives to embrace Africa have given short shrift to ethical leadership, democracy, and good governance.

written by
Chloe Schwenke
Vice President of Global Programs

The current peace negotiations on Syria and South Sudan hold out the hope of mitigating and even resolving two of the world’s most destructive civil wars. But the talks are undermined by the glaring absence of women, who account for most of the millions of people displaced by the conflicts and will have an important role to play in any postconflict political process.

 

Freedom House is deeply concerned by Sudan’s armed forces targeting civilian populations. Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has apparently taken advantage of the international community’s attention on fighting in South Sudan to launch a military offensive against civilians in territories controlled by political rivals.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Freedom House is deeply concerned by the recent violence in South Sudan, and urges all sides to immediately cease hostilities and negotiate an end to the current conflict.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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