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Afrobarometer completes Round 7 surveys in 34 African countries Completing more than 50,000 interviews in 34 countries, Afrobarometer has successfully wrapped up data collection for its seventh pan-African round of public-attitude surveys. Read more
Afrobarometer director wins Distinguished Africanist Award Gyimah-Boadi, who retired as executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) in February, is a former professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon. Read more
International Youth Day: Unemployment, poverty push young Africans toward emigration, new video shows About half of two groups that are critical to African countries’ economic future – the young and the highly educated – have considered emigrating in search of greener pastures. Read more
L’électricité demeure un problème majeur en Guinée La récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre montre que huit Guinéens sur 10 désapprouvent la performance du gouvernement actuel en matière de fourniture du courant électrique fiable. Read more
Les Guinéens déplorent la mal gouvernance locale La récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre montre que les Guinéens ont des perceptions assez critiques de leurs conseillers communaux, avec des niveaux bas de contact, de confiance, et d’approbation de leur performance. Read more
Fear, self-censorship decline but still high as Zimbabwe approaches election, new survey finds Fear of electoral violence and of openly expressing their views declined but were still at above-average levels as Zimbabwe approached its July 30 presidential election, a new survey shows. Read more
Zimbabweans remain apprehensive about manipulation of the presidential election, new survey finds Zimbabwe’s presidential campaign has done little to allay popular apprehensions about the security of the vote, the counting of ballots, the announcement of election results, and the possibility of post-election violence, according to a new public... Read more
Zimbabwe’s presidential race tightens one month ahead of July 30 voting, new survey finds Zimbabwe’s presidential race tightened between early May and early July as incumbent Emmerson Mnangagwa’s lead over challenger Nelson Chamisa dropped from 11 to just 3 percentage points among registered likely voters, a new survey shows. Read more
emaSwati show declining approval of elected leader as elections approach A majority of emaSwati express dissatisfaction with the country’s leaders, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, with job-performance ratings falling significantly from 2015. Read more
Zimbabweans gloomy about the economy, cautiously optimistic that presidential election will be a step forward Zimbabweans are downbeat about economic conditions but cautiously hopeful that free and fair elections will restore political legitimacy and launch economic reforms, a new analysis of national survey findings suggests. Read more

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