Ethiopia

87 million people
370 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Not Free
Press:
Not Free
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The United States must rethink its relationship with the Ethiopia in light of the government's disregard for international election standards. 

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Elections, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
Vukasin Petrovic
Director of Africa Programs

The U.S. government can strengthen its support for human rights in Ethiopia without sacrificing its security interests in the region.

Freedom in the World 2015 found that the main factors driving the decline were the passage and use of restrictive laws against the media and and limits on the ability of local and foreign journalists to report freely within a given country.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
Regions: 

Congress should fix AGOA’s weaknesses when it reauthorizes the trade deal this year.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Human Rights Defense, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Experts

Senior Advisor for International Legal Affairs

Lisa Davis is senior advisor for international legal affairs at Freedom House promoting human rights and the rule of law. Ms.

Regions: 
Program Director, Global Human Rights Program


Signature Reports

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.

Programs

Freedom House has been providing training, technical assistance and moral support to help build credible and independent human rights institutions.