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Freedom House urges the African Union to lead a global effort to exclude Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe from regional and international bodies, starting with Monday’s African Union summit in Egypt.
The international community, led by African leaders, should appoint former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, as a special envoy to negotiate the departure of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe from the country’s political scene.
Ballooning oil and gas wealth is contributing to an accelerated process of democratic decline in the leading energy rich states of the former Soviet Union according to Nations in Transit 2008...
The international community, including the United States, should establish an assistance fund to support reconstruction efforts in Zimbabwe as soon as the country’s voters bring to a close President Robert Mugabe’s 28-year rule.
A new Freedom House report finds that Kazakhstan’s government needs to take immediate action if it intends to bring its laws on elections, political parties, local self-government and the media into compliance with international standards as it promised to do by year’s end.
The next U.S. administration will inherit a $1.7 billion democracy assistance budget request for the next fiscal year that overall demonstrates a strong commitment to promoting democracy and human rights, according to a new Freedom House special report.
The detention of Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai and his colleagues in the nation’s democratic opposition is a disturbing escalation in the government’s campaign to cling to power.

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