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Afrobarometer leaders receive Distinguished Africanist awards Two Afrobarometer founders have received Distinguished Africanist awards from the African Studies Association (ASA) recognizing their scholarship, leadership, and service. Read more
Half of Gambians perceive decrease in corruption over the past year Almost half of Gambians say the level of corruption in the country has decreased in the past 12 months, Afrobarometer’s maiden national survey in the Gambia shows. Read more
Sierra Leoneans split on whether dual citizens should be allowed to vote, new Afrobarometer survey shows Sierra Leoneans are divided on whether dual citizens should be allowed to vote, a new national Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Almost half of Liberians perceive increase in corruption over the past year, new Afrobarometer survey shows Almost half of Liberians say the level of corruption in the country has increased, new Afrobarometer data reveal. Read more
Taking stock: Survey findings track citizens’ priorities, Sustainable Development Goals, and government performance in Africa Good jobs and economic growth top the priorities of African citizens, but government performance on these issues lags, according to new Afrobarometer findings from across the continent. Read more
More than half of Tunisia’s youth and highly educated have considered emigrating, study shows A majority of Tunisia’s youth and highly educated have considered emigrating, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Land redistribution: South Africans prioritize land taken in forced removals, support ‘willing seller’ approach South Africans want the government to prioritize redistributing land taken during forced removals of Black South Africans half a century ago. Read more
Ugandans see shrinking freedom for political opposition, Afrobarometer survey shows Even before the recent surge in election-related violence, a majority of Ugandans saw freedom for Uganda’s political opposition as shrinking, an analysis of Afrobarometer survey data shows. Read more
Gambians expect Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission to heal the nation but want human-rights violators prosecuted, study shows Gambians have varying expectations of the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC), including both national healing and justice, Afrobarometer’s inaugural national survey in the country reveals. Read more

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