- Political elites have improperly manipulated the electoral process in recent years.
- Corruption in the government, security forces, and mineral extraction industries is extensive and has corroded public services and development efforts.
- Physical security is tenuous due to violence and human rights abuses committed by government forces, armed rebel groups, and militias that are active in many areas of the country.
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Global Freedom Score19 100 not free