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The government of Zambia should ensure that presidential succession occurs in accordance with the constitution and that the election to choose President Sata’s successor is free, fair, and transparent.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Elections, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
Madeline Earp
Research Analyst, Freedom on the Net


Internet Censorship Around The World | IVPN.net

If you’re following the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Istanbul this week, you might want to refresh your memory about internet freedom around the world.

Southern Africa is facing a number of democracy challenges that SADC needs to take a leading role in addressing.

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

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Evaluation of 2008-2011 UN Human Rights Council Candidates

On May 21, 2008, the UN General Assembly will elect 15 new Human Rights Council members. Twenty countries are candidates. Freedom House and UN Watch evaluated each candidate’s suitability for election to the Human Rights Council by examining its record of human rights protection at home and its record of human rights promotion at the UN.

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense, United Nations
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Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2007

Freedom House released an analysis of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa showing that the region has experienced notable increases in freedom over the past generation, although more setbacks than gains were seen in 2006.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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