Confirmation by the U.S.
The United States is looking to West Africa generally and Nigeria especially as a source for increased oil imports to offset reliance on an unstable Middle East.
Freedom House today called on Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka to reject new amendments to the country's law on religion that ban unregistered religious activity and place severe limits on the activities of minority faiths.
Freedom House Calls on President Bush to stress that democratic reforms are part of the war on terrorism
With attention centered on Iraq, world leaders gathered for the UN General Assembly face another major challenge to the credibility of the United Nations system.
Last Saturday, Ukraine celebrated the 11th anniversary of its declaration of independence. But for President Leonid Kuchma, there was little cause for celebration.
In a major new study of post-Communist transitions in Europe and Eurasia, Freedom House finds that the worst conditions for economic and political freedom persist in Central Asia, a region that has been a source of terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda.
Removal of Religious Discrimination Laws Also Urged
'Dark day for Egypt' as democracy advocate loses appeal against government prosecution
African leaders meeting in Durban, South Africa, recently dissolved the moribund Organization of African Unity and replaced it with a new and purportedly more powerful body call

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