Scores are based on a scale of 0 (least free) to 100 (most free)

header1 Issues of concern

  • The struggle to meet security challenges posed by active militant groups has served as an alibi for the government to restrict civil liberties.
  • Recent rulings against opposition leaders and civil society activists have reduced public trust in the judiciary.
  • Women are underrepresented both in elected and cabinet positions.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    51 100 partly free