Press releases

Overwhelming majority of Ugandans say wife-beating is never justified, Afrobarometer survey shows More than eight in 10 Ugandans (82%) say it is “never” justified for men to beat their wives, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Tanzanians optimistic with government’s economic management, despite persistent poverty Most Tanzanians believe the country is going in the right direction and the government is doing well in handling the economy. Read more
Nigerians split on whether women should be elected, study shows Almost half of Nigerians say men make better leaders and should be elected rather than women, a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
Ghanaians favour election of metropolitan, municipal, and district chief executives (MMDCEs) Most Ghanaians want a voice in choosing their metropolitan, municipal, and district chief executives (MMDCEs), a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals. Support for elected rather than appointed MMDCEs is strong across regions, demographic groups, and major... Read more
Mauritians want child allowance as country faces declining population growth According to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, about three-fourths of Mauritians feel that considering the fact that the country is having a problem of declining population growth, the government should give child allowance to all citizens who will... Read more
Report card: The Zuma era in South Africa, 2009-2018 In the eyes of his people, former South African President Jacob Zuma’s nine-year tenure, which ended late on Valentine’s Day, was marked by declining popular trust and lacklustre performance. Read more
Most Mauritians see corruption in state institutions Six in 10 Mauritians (61%) say that corruption has increased over the past year, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Radio remains the most-used source of news in many African countries Despite audience gains for television and digital media, radio is still by far the most frequent information source for Africans, a new Afrobarometer analysis suggests. Read more
Public trust in institutions, satisfaction with democracy decline in Mauritius According to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, about three-fourths of Mauritians prefer democracy over any other system and almost as many say it’s more important for the government to be accountable than to be efficient. Read more
Young Mauritians see unemployment as the most important problem facing the country According to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, two-thirds of Mauritians say unemployment is the most important problem that the country is currently facing. Read more