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How democratic is Botswana after 50 years of independence? By Kim Yi Dionne, Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College. She studies identity, public opinion, political behavior, and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries. Read more
Kimi Yi Dionne
IIAG use of Afrobarometer data: A testimonial and a challenge By Brian Howard, publications manager and acting operations manager for communications for Afrobarometer. Read more
Brian Howard - Afrobarometer
A year ago, most Zimbabweans trusted Mugabe. Here’s why so many are now protesting in the streets By Kim Yi Dionne, Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College. She studies identity, public opinion, political behavior, and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries. Read more
Kimi Yi Dionne
USAID must save Afrobarometer, say former Africa Bureau officials One of Africa’s most important democracy advocacy organizations is in trouble because of a sharp decrease in donor funding. Read more
Johnnie Carson
Africa’s largest public-opinion survey is under threat, but here’s what you can do about it By Carolyn Logan, deputy director of Afrobarometer and associate professor of political science at Michigan State University and E. Gyimah-Boadi, co-founder and executive director of Afrobarometer and a retired professor of politics at the University of... Read more
Carolyn Logan
What can public opinion surveys tell us about what is going on in Gabon? By Kim Yi Dionne, Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College. She studies identity, public opinion, political behavior, and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries. Read more
Kimi Yi Dionne
Save Afrobarometer: Why African opinion polls are so important By Nic Cheeseman, Oxford University, author of 'Democracy in Africa'. Read more
Nic Cheeseman
Save Afrobarometer: Africa's top public opinion survey under threat By Johnnie Carson, former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa in the first Obama administration and is now a senior adviser at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Read more
Africa's Top Public Opinion Survey Under Threat
Gabon violence reflects longstanding and deep mistrust of election handling By Peter Penar, researcher and PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. Read more
Is Brexit a cautionary tale for African integration? By Jan Hofmeyr, head of the Policy and Analysis Unit of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and is Afrobarometer’s core partner director for Southern Africa. Read more
Jan Hofmeyr

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