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Report Finds Threats to Freedom in Some African Countries

The VOA Horn of Africa service contributed to this report. In a dozen countries across Africa, governments have enacted laws or policies that "improperly constrain" nongovernmental organizations and imperil civil society, the democracy watchdog Freedom House says in a new report.  Curbs on NGOs have "a serious impact on the capacity of organized civil society, and citizens, to hold governments to account and to protect human rights," said Godfrey M. Musila,...

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