Press releases

Majority of Namibians say traditional authorities should join negotiations on genocide reparations Most Namibians say traditional authority representatives should participate in – if not lead – genocide negotiations with the German government, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Namibians want gender quotas extended to regional councils More than half of Namibians think that the increased number of women in the National Assembly has made Parliament more effective, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Majority of Nigerians say country going in ‘wrong direction’ Almost two-thirds of Nigerians say the country is “going in the wrong direction,” a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals. Though harsh, this assessment represents an improvement from 2015. Read more
More than one-third of Nigerians experienced moderate or high lived poverty in previous year, survey shows More than one-third of Nigerians repeatedly went without basic life necessities during the previous year, placing them in the category of “moderate lived poverty” or “high lived poverty,” a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
Ghanaians strongly endorse rule of law but see inequities in how laws are applied Most Ghanaians endorse the rule of law and the legitimacy of key state enforcement bodies, a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals. Read more
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

Pages