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Freedom at Issue highlights those who have contributed to the promotion or strengthening of democracy, and those who have set back the cause of freedom.

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the election of Muhammadu Buhari as president of Nigeria — the first presidential candidate to defeat an incumbent.

By Africa Team Staff

Nigeria’s general elections are scheduled for Saturday, March 28. The following are five things to keep in mind as the date approaches.

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


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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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