Kenya

43 million people
820 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Free
Press:
Partly Free
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Freedom House welcomes President Obama highlighting the important role of civil society in Kenya. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Americas

As US President Barack Obama prepares to travel to Kenya, Freedom House and 17 other international and Kenyan human rights organizations co-signed a letter to Obama highlighting concerns that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is undermining his country’s constitution and its commitments to international human rights law. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Human Rights Defense
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

As US President Barack Obama prepares to travel to Kenya, Freedom House and 17 other international and Kenyan human rights organizations co-signed a letter to Obama highlighting concerns that Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is undermining his country’s commitments to international human rights law. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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

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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.

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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.