Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as president of South Africa by the National Assembly, following resignation of Jacob Zuma.
Ethiopia's government released more than 700 political prisoners, in a historic move towards democratic governance.
President Trump's Fiscal Year 2019 budget request proposes to cut funding for democracy programs, which will have harmful effects on human rights and security around the globe.
Law enforcement authorities should immediately release the 29 women detained for removing their headscarves in protest of a discriminatory compulsory hijab law.
Freedom House released the following statement following an arson attack on the office of the human rights group Memorial in Ingushetia.