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In response to the assassination August 15 of Colonel Jean Bikomagu in the capital of Burundi, Freedom House issued the following statement: 

In response to police in Bujumbura, Burundi barricading the neighborhood of Jabe to search residents’ homes and collect weapons, Freedom House issues the following statement:

pierre claver mbonimpa

In response to the shooting today of Pierre Claver Mbonimpa – president of the Association Burundaise pour la Promotion des Droits Humains et des Personnes Détenues (A

In response to the assassination of General Adolphe Nshimirimana in Burundi on Aug. 2, Freedom House issued the following statement:


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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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