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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:

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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:

President Nkurunziza of Burundi US Secretary of State John Kerry

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Burundian government’s violent suppression of demonstrations and its censorship of private radio stations following the announcement that President Nkurunziza would seek a constitutionally prohibited third term.


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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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