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The president declined to sign into law a bill passed in parliament to proscribe accusations of witchcraft. A bill to further criminalize LGBTI people progressed in parliament. A partial abolition of the death penalty was revoked. The rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly continued to be threatened, and authorities used excessive force to disperse protests. The right to health of pregnant women was threatened by lack of access to medical facilities. Environmental activists decried the pollution generated by second-hand clothing imports.

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