Congo, Democratic Republic of (Kinshasa)

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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.

Freedom House condemns the use of tear gas by Congolese police against peaceful demonstrators, limiting their right of peaceful assembly.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s violent arrests of more than 10 demonstrators in Goma protesting the detention of pro-democracy activists. 

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the arrest of more than 40 pro-democracy activists by security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 



Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning

Vukasin Petrovic serves as the Senior Director for Program Strategy and as the Technical Director for USAID funded Human Rights Support Mechanism.

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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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