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Aided by weak regional oversight, the president may be getting away with a power grab.

The Angolan parliament recently adopted a new Penal Code decriminalizing same-sex activities and prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation.

In this issue: Censorship and surveillance in the Year of the Pig, China’s defense of Huawei, Twitter crackdown, and Beijing influence in New Zealand, Thailand, and Zambia

Freedom House commends the African Union for its assertive engagement in the electoral process of the Democratic Republic of Congo's recent presidential election.

The president has touted his reform agenda, but religious persecution continues in practice.

Following demonstrations protesting dramatically higher fuel costs, the government of Zimbabwe has fired on citizens and shut down social media platforms. 

Though the United Nations is an imperfect body, UN special rapporteurs play an important role by examining potential human rights violations. 

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