Zambia

14 million people
1,150 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
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Freedom House calls on President Lungu to return Zambia to the path of democracy.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

Freedom House urges Zambians to respect the electoral process during the vote to choose a president. 

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Elections
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

There is some hope that the winner of next week’s presidential by-election could reverse recent declines in Zambia’s democratic standing, but a number of factors are working against such a positive outcome. 

The government of Zambia should ensure that presidential succession occurs in accordance with the constitution and that the election to choose President Sata’s successor is free, fair, and transparent.

Issues: 
Democratic Governance, Elections, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa

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Special Reports

Evaluation of 2008-2011 UN Human Rights Council Candidates

On May 21, 2008, the UN General Assembly will elect 15 new Human Rights Council members. Twenty countries are candidates. Freedom House and UN Watch evaluated each candidate’s suitability for election to the Human Rights Council by examining its record of human rights protection at home and its record of human rights promotion at the UN.

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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