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Attacks on civil, political & associational rights are now de rigeur for populist authoritarianism. These attacks take the form of systematic constraints on #CivicSpace. @godfreymusila's new rpt for @freedomhouse tracks how these attacks spread in #Africa
Since 2004 in #Africa, according to the rpt by @freedomhouse, many #African countries have attempted, adopted or are in the process of adopting laws or policies improperly constraining the #CivicSpace & political rights
To begin with, at least 12 #African countries, including: Algeria, Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, & Zambia, have adopted laws adversely constraining NGOs & the #CivicSpace since 2004
Additionally, Egypt, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, & Zambia, among #African countries, have one or more anti-NGO measures, laws or constraints on #CivicSpace pending since 2004.
In Angola, Congo Brazza, Kenya, Malawi, #Nigeria, Zimbabwe, anti-NGO measures have stalled or been defeated by civic organising or judicial decisions or a combination of both.
Despite the failure of anti-NGO & #CivicSpace constraints in many countries, efforts continue to resuscitate such measures under different guises. 2 of such guises are anti-money laundering & counter-terrorism measures, including profiling of NGOs
In this new report, @godfreymusila & @freedomhouse provide advocates for associational freedoms in #Africa & beyond with comparative information on what can be done when the #CivicSpace comes under attack from neo-authoritarian populisms
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