There have been some bright spots, like the rise of more resilient opposition movements in the DRC and Uganda. But elsewhere on the continent, as in Tanzania and Zambia, repression is on the rise.
The rest of the continent has so far remained largely immune from the contagion of international criminal justice sweeping West Africa.
In 100 countries the state forbids women from working in some professions. In 18 nations husbands can legally deny wives permission to work, including Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, DRC, Gabon, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, and Sudan.
The civil defence groups, which had protected villages from the notoriously brutal rebels in Sierra Leone and Liberia during the civil wars, were revived as taskforces to track Ebola cases and enforce quarantines
Wealthier countries, Nigeria for example, in 37th place, need to go back to class
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