The constitution and other laws and policies protect religious freedom and, in practice, the government generally respected religious freedom. The government did not demonstrate a trend toward either improvement or deterioration in respect for and protection of the right to religious freedom, although implementation of Christian-oriented educational policies demonstrated a clear government preference for Christian ideology and teachings.
There were occasional reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious affiliation, belief, or practice. The constitution favors Christianity and public statements by prominent societal leaders emphasized the country’s Christian principles.
The embassy discussed religious freedom with the government and also maintained contacts with representatives of the country’s various religious communities.