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The latest from Freedom House:

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as president of South Africa by the National Assembly, following resignation of Jacob Zuma. 

Two bills backed by President Poroshenko are part of a broader attack on civil society groups dedicated to fighting corruption.

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.

The following countries are among those that may be approaching important turning points in their democratic trajectory, according to the latest Freedom in the World report.

Law enforcement authorities should immediately release the 29 women detained for removing their headscarves in protest of a discriminatory compulsory hijab law.

Tunisia’s leaders, particularly President Essebsi, have relied on self-serving political consensus that has slowed democratic reforms and exposed the gap between citizens and government.

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