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In response to a court in Senegal on July 31 sentencing Tamsir Jupiter Ndiaye to six months imprisonment for alleged acts of homosexuality, Freedom House issued the following statement:

For Chadian President Hissène Habré is now on trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity committed during his presidency.

The Obama administration’s high-profile initiatives to embrace Africa have given short shrift to ethical leadership, democracy, and good governance.

Aleta Musvoto
Program Officer
David Lindgren
Program Officer, Southern Africa

Youth employability in a modern, global economy remains of paramount importance, but equally crucial is affording youth the space and investment in their principled leadership for them to have a greater say over their future.


Signature Reports

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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