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Freedom of assembly and association are fundamentals of a democratic society as they give people the ability of collective expression and advocacy of their human rights. When people use the freedoms of assembly and association they tend to speak out to an inadequacy that the nation is providing their population; be it services or rights that are denied or neglected. These rights are incumbent rights as a protective mechanism of other human rights such as right to live/life. Yet through impermissible laws and policies, in an invisible manner, sovereign states are impeding these rights. And sometimes it is combination of laws with brute force. In these curation, I surveyed the violations of freedoms of assembly, association, and expression in various African states.