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Africa's Democratic Path

One of the stated goals of Hillary Clinton's first trip to Africa as U.S. Secretary of State August 4-14 is to support strong and sustainable democratic governments. Africa saw notable increases in freedom over the past generation, but experienced troubling setbacks in recent years. In fact, only two of the countries Clinton will visit are ranked Free by Freedom House: South Africa and Cape Verde.

Read Freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa 2009.

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