Burundi
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Since 2015 major political turmoil has given rise to a crackdown on opposition, serious human rights violations, and a refugee crisis. Constitution and government The Constitution defines the state as secular. The law protects religious freedom and outlaws religious discrimination in theory. The registration of religious groups is governed by […]

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Comoros
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The archipelago island nation of Comoros lies off the east coast of Africa has a population of around 800,000, making it one of the lowest populated but most densely populated countries. Around 99% of the population are identified as Sunni Muslims. Following a referendum in 2009, the government introduced a law […]

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Djibouti
Const/Govt Edu/Child Society/Comm Expression

A semi-presidential republic, Djibouti is a small but strategically-located country on the horn of Africa. Constitution and government Although the constitution and other laws and policies protect freedom of religion or belief, and freedom of expression, these rights are not always respected in practice. The president is required to take […]

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Eritrea
Const/Govt Edu/Child Society/Comm Expression

One of the world’s poorest countries, with among the lowest life expectancies, religion is predominant in the cultural life of Eritrea. The population is predominantly split between Christian and Muslim adherents, and religious intolerance remains rife. There are severe restrictions imposed by government on those unaffiliated with the four “recognised” […]

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Ethiopia
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Ethiopia is about two-thirds Christian, one-third Muslim, with the vast majority of Muslims being Sufi. Freedom of religion is granted by the constitution, however, the threat of Al-Shabaab Somali terrorists remains high, and the government has specifically interfered with and restrained the affairs and practices of the Muslim population in […]

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Kenya
Const/Govt Edu/Child Society/Comm Expression

The Republic of Kenya is situated between Somalia and Uganda. The population is largely Christian (82%), with a large Muslim minority (11%), as well as a growing non-religious number (2.4%), with other religious minorities making up the rest of the population. In recent years, there has been growing terrorist violence […]

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Madagascar
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Madagascar, a country with a population of about 22 million, is a religiously pluralistic country, with Christians making up about half of the population, as well as Muslims and a small number of Hindus and Jews and adherents of indigenous religions. The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, expression and […]

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Malawi
Const/Govt Edu/Child Society/Comm Expression

Malawi is a landlocked state in southern central Africa, a former British colony, with an estimated population of  17.4 million people, from several ethnic groupings. Constitutionally it is a multi-party democracy. One of Africa’s poorest countries, agriculture forms the backbone of the economy. The spread of HIV/Aids remains a particular […]

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Mauritius
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The volcanic, island nation of Mauritius is a former British Colony, obtaining independence in 1968. In 1991, when the country became a Republic, a President designated by the National Assembly replaced the Governor General, who had previously represented the Queen of the United Kingdom, the former Head of State. Mauritius is […]

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Mozambique
Const/Govt Edu/Child Society/Comm Expression

With a workforce approximately 80% involved in agriculture, and a predominantly Christian population with a sizable Muslim minority, about half of Mozambican people speak Portuguese, the country’s only official language. Mozambique has been negotiating the emergence of democracy following the protracted civil war (1977-1992). Constitution and government Constitutionally defined as […]

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