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

Freedom House condemns in the strongest terms the government’s plan to freeze bank accounts of some of the country’s most prominent civil society organizations.

Freedom House supports UN Security Council Resolution 2248 denouncing the wave of killings, torture, and other human rights violations in Burundi.

Freedom House strongly opposes the election of Burundi, Ethiopia, and Togo to the UN Human Rights Council. 


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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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