Burkina Faso

17 million people
570 USD GNI (PPP)
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As authorities in Burkina Faso declared a national state of emergency, after demonstrators set fire to Parliament and other government buildings and gunfire by police and troops killed at least one

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance
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Freedom House released the following statement in response to the thousands of demonstrators in the capital of Burkina Faso.

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Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression
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Sub-Saharan Africa

In response to the government of Burkina Faso asking parliament to authorize a national referendum ending term limits for the country’s president, Freedom House issued the following statement:

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Democratic Governance
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Sub-Saharan Africa

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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.

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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
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Sub-Saharan Africa

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