Kenya

43 million people
820 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Free
Press:
Partly Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

in response to the ruling by Kenya’s High Court finding unconstitutional eight sections of the Security Laws Act, Freedom House issued the following statement:

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa
Jennifer Dunham
Project Manager, Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press

African heads of state recently gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, for the 24th summit of the African Union. While discussions focused on high-profile continental crises such as the Boko Haram insurgency and the Ebola epidemic, an important phenomenon was, unsurprisingly, left off the agenda: the deteriorating situation for political and civil liberties in much of East Africa.

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

Kenya’s decision to de-register hundreds of NGOs seriously restricts the work of civil society. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance
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: 

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 is working to empower civil society to advance domestic justice and put an end to impunity, while also strengthening intra- and inter-regional networks of advocates working to advance this issue.