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Despite more than half (58%) of Batswana’s positive views in 2014 on the economic direction of their country, a fifth (21%) are pessimistic of the future, anticipating worsening national economic conditions in the next 12 months, according to the latest... Read more
More Batswana report experiencing deprivation of basic needs such as water, cash income, and food, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Close to four in ten (37%), in 2014 report having gone without cash income "many times" or "always... Read more
Whilst the president and traditional leaders are the most trusted figures in Botswana’s institutions, other bodies are trusted much less, for example Parliament, the ruling party and opposition parties, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Read more
If elections were held in June or July 2014, the majority of Batswana would have voted for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would consolidate its position as the strongest opposition party. The coalition of... Read more
Economic conditions and lived poverty in Botswana
Findings from Afrobarometer Round 6 survey in Botswana. Read more
Malawians value Parliament’s legislative and oversight role but are highly critical of the performance of parliamentarians, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. A majority want parliament to vet the president’s appointment of cabinet ministers... Read more
Afrobarometer statement on Malawi Round 6 survey
The following statement is from Professor E. Gyimah Boadi, executive director of the Afrobarometer project, and executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development in Accra, which manages the Afrobarometer network. Read more
Findings from the Round 6 survey in Malawi (2014). Read more
Basotho overwhelmingly support democratic elections and reject military and strongman rule, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Read more
Afrobarometer conducted a public perception survey between 22 March and 5th April, 2014 which covered trust in public institutions and corruption among public officials. This press release is meant to highlight the key findings in those two areas as a... Read more

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