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Ethiopia's government should never have charged the bloggers and journalists with any crime and certainly not terrorism, since journalism and advocating freedom of speech are certainly not crimes.

On August 1, Freedom House and the Center for International Private Enterprise hosted a discussion on the economic and political future of the African continent, in advance of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Participants included representatives of investment firms, a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, the CEO of the Kenyan Manufacturers Association, and former president of Malawi Joyce Banda.

Azerbaijan’s decision to detain Leyla Yunus for three months before bringing her to trial on charges of treason and tax evasion is a blatantly political decision that has nothing to do with justice.

Moves by Bahrain’s Justice Ministry to temporarily disband three opposition parties in advance of general elections signals that the government does not intend to have elections that are free and fair.

Lilly Endowment Inc. has renewed its long-standing support to Freedom House with a $100,000 grant.

After warning for many weeks of consequences if President Putin did not deescalate, the West is now following through in a serious way on its warnings.

The chances for Thulani Maseko and Bheki Makhubu to have a fair trial were compromised from the beginning since the court did not follow due process of law and the presiding judges had clear conflicts of interest.

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