Angola

21 million people
3,830 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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Research Director, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press
Editor, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press

The year ahead may bring significant changes, for better or worse, to these often-overlooked countries.

In response to a provincial court decision to convict and sentence Angolan human rights activist José Marcos Mavungo to six years in prison on charges of rebellion for his alleged role in planning

Advocacy Officer, Africa programs


Secretary of State John Kerry plans to use his current trip to Africa to encourage democratic development, peace, and security, and to promote bilateral trade and investment. The problem lies in the countries he has chosen to advance these policies—Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Angola, some of the least democratic states on the continent.

Freedom House condemns the decision of Angolan courts and prosecutors to move forward with defamation changes against journalist and human rights advocate Rafael Marques de Morais. Their decision is a violation of the universally-recognized right to freedom of speech and a clear attempt to silence Angola’s independent civil society.

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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.

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