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Freedom, Democracy, and Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

Reports & Surveys
Political Rights & Civil Liberties (Freedom House)
Press Freedom (Freedom House)
U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Organizations promoting Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights, & Good Governance
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African Human Rights Resource Center - Links to human rights organizations in Africa. A joint project of the Makerere University Human Rights and Peace Center and the University of Minnesota.
Amnesty International (AI) - Worldwide human rights organization.
Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) - Worldwide press freedom organization.
Freedom House (FH) - An organization that supports the expansion of freedom around the world. Publishes annual surveys detailing state of civil liberties, political rights, and press freedom around the world.
Index of Economic Freedom - An annual report that measures economic freedom across the based on trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom, and property rights. Published by the American-based Heritage Foundation.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) - International human rights organization.
International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) - A network of free expression groups that monitors violations worldwide.
Media Foundation of West Africa (MFWA) - An organization promoting the rights and freedoms of the media in west Africa.
Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) - An organization that promotes a free, independent, and pluralistic media in SADC (Southern African Development Community) member countries.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation - An organization committed to supporting great African leadership that will improve the economic and social prospects of the people of Africa. Publishes the Ibrahim Index of African Governance, which uses indicators across four main categories (Safety and Rule of Law, Participation and Human Rights, Sustainable Economic Opportunity, and Human Development) to measure the delivery of public goods and services to citizens by governments and nonstate actors.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) - An international organization that advocates freedom of the press. Based in France.
Transparency International (TI) - A global anti-corruption organization.