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Please join us for the launch of Freedom in the World 2017, the latest edition of Freedom House's annual assessment of the state of freedom around the world. Click here to register. 

Kyrgyzstan's Chui Regional Court upheld the life sentence of human rights defender Azimjan Askarov, who was arrested in June 2010 on falsified charges. 

Ukraine’s National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting (NRCT) issued a decision banning Ukrainian distributors from broadcasting TV Dozhd. 

The Correa administration’s attack against Acción Ecológica is part of a systematic effort to silence civil society organizations supporting the rights of marginalized groups. 

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Session One on “Investing in Africa’s Future,” at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on August 6, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Alyssa Rickard
January 19, 2017

The perception of Barack Obama among Africans and followers of African affairs is mixed. Many admire the outgoing U.S. president and at the same time feel disappointed by his lack of direct engagement on the continent.

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