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Freedom House sat down with Burundian activist Bob Rugurika to talk about human rights, freedom of expression in the region, and the aftermath of his release from prison in 2015.

Burundi should be suspended rather than be allowed to formally join the UN Human Rights Council, given the flagrant human rights abuses committed by the government.

Program Officer, Africa

Having missed opportunities to prevent the current crisis, the international community must now act decisively to halt the violence and push for a negotiated solution.

Burundi has suspended 10 local human rights organizations working to promote peace and human rights. 


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Special Reports

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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