Democratic progress during a global decline

Over the past one and a half years, Angola has undergone a dramatic change. This can be seen by their improvements in global democracy and corruption measuring indices while most other countries are showing a decline in progress.

Freedom in the World 2019

According to Freedom House’s Freedom in the World Report 2019, released last week, 2018 was the 13th year in a row showing an overall decline in global freedom and democracy. Despite this, Angola, who is classified as ‘Not Free’, increased by 5 points from 2017, making them the country with the 4th largest one-year gains in 2018.