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

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Freedom House marks the one year anniversary of the arrests of the Zone 9 bloggers and journalists in Ethiopia. 

Top  human rights organizations call on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to acknowledge Ethiopia's democratic deficiencies, including the ongoing harassment of human rights defenders, activists and media. 

In response to today’s comments by Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman, in which she referred to Ethiopia as a democracy and the country’s upcoming elections free, fair, and credib



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Citizens' Perception Toward Civil Society: Ethiopia

The environment for civil society in Ethiopia is among the most restrictive in the world. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) has overseen a continuous crackdown on opposition, independent media, and civil society. As the EPRDF marks 25 years in power, civil society groups struggle to maintain operations and keep their doors open.

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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