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Currency reform: Zimbabweans reject bond notes and rand, prefer either U.S. or Zim dollar On a pressing issue facing Zimbabwe’s new government – currency reform – the country’s citizens express a strong preference for using the U.S. dollar or Zimbabwe dollar rather than bond notes or the South African rand, according to a recent public... Read more
Who will heal Zimbabwe? Public opinion points to steps toward nation-building Though polarized and distrustful of political adversaries, Zimbabweans would welcome a wide range of specific actions to help heal the country in the wake of its disputed election, a new analysis from Afrobarometer suggests. Read more
يتضاءل تأييد الديمقراطية في تونس وسط تصورات سلبية عن الظروف الاقتصادية للبلاد. تظهر نتائج استطلاع الافروباروميتر أن تأييد الديمقراطية يتخذ اتجاها تنازليا. و أن نصف المواطنين غير راضين عن الطريقة التي تسير بها الديمقراطية في تونس. كما تضاعفت حصّة المواطنين الذين صرّحوا أن تونس "بلد غير ديمقراطي" مقارنة بالنسبة المسجلة في... Read more
Support for democracy dwindles in Tunisia amid negative perceptions of economic conditions Support for democracy is continuing a downward trend, and almost half of all citizens are not satisfied with the way democracy is working in Tunisia, new Afrobarometer survey results reveal. Read more
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 for lifetime of scholarship and service 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

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