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We applaud the United States’ decision to send military, intelligence and law enforcement advisors to Nigeria to assist in the effort to rescue the two hundred plus girls abducted in Nigeria.

Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies

Although it has been described in the Economist as “Africa’s New Number One,” Nigeria has long struggled with problems of poor governance, corruption, religious conflict, and the persecution of vulnerable groups—notably LGBTI people.

Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Secretary of State John Kerry, who will appear before Congress this week to discuss the proposed foreign affairs budget for fiscal year 2015.

Freedom House joins U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in strongly condemning President Goodluck Jonathan’s signing Nigeria’s anti-homosexuality bill into law on January 13. While traditional values in Nigeria reflect widespread discomfort with homosexuality, the new law ignores fundamental and universal human rights by banning same-sex relations, same-sex marriage and criminalizing participation in gay clubs, societies, and organizations.



Senior Director for Program Strategy, Development and Learning and Director for Central, East and West Africa Programs

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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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