The basic rights of humans to equality, liberty, dignity and political expression have been debated by philosophers and political figures throughout history. Wars and revolutions have been fought to attain and preserve them. Yet millions of people throughout the world are still unjustly imprisoned, tortured and killed for their beliefs.
Policemen stand during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic).
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On November 6, the Africa Security Initiative, part of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings, hosted an event focused on the Democratic Republic of Congo and the broader region.
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