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After violently responding to protests that left at least one dead in the city of Bamako, Mali has temporarily blocked social media applications. 

Program Associate, Africa Programs

Rights violations or political repression in the name of fighting terrorism could fuel further instability and reverse recent democratic gains in the region.

Marking three years since the March 22, 2012, coup in Mali, Freedom House issued the following statement. 

Freedom House, ABA-ROLI, and the Human Rights Defenders Network were received by Prime Minister of Mali Moussa Mara on September 12, 2014, when they presented a Freedom House-sponsored report.


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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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