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Effort de Démocratie au Niger: Le recul de l’insatisfaction Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Niger, la démocratie, quoique relativement jeune, est un système politique connu par la quasi-totalité (84%) des Nigériens. Read more
Tanzanians approach competitive election with confidence in freedom to choose Significant proportions of Tanzanians voice concerns about the likelihood of a fair vote count, about bribery of voters, and about biased media coverage, and some citizens express fear of election-related intimidation and violence. Read more
Election update: Ivoirians mistrust electoral commission, fear violence Ivoirians harbour mistrust of the Independent Electoral Commission and are concerned about the fairness and security of the election environment. Read more
Latest press releases from Burkina Faso (October 2015) Read the latest press releases from Burkina Faso (October 2015): French version only. Read more
Guineans confident in freedom to vote, but not in fairness of the count Guineans feel free to vote for the candidate of their choice but express concerns about the election environment and the reliability of the vote count, new Afrobarometer survey results indicate. Read more
Whose fight? Ugandans dispirited in anti-corruption efforts Most Ugandans say corruption increased in the past year, and less than half of them think ordinary citizens can make a difference in the anti-corruption fight, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Eroded? Institutional trust suffers as perceived corruption increases in Uganda Increasing public perceptions of institutional corruption in Uganda appear to be eroding public trust in state institutions, the latest Afrobarometer survey suggests. Read more
Burkinabé affirm overwhelming support for democracy, reject military rule The overwhelming majority of Burkina Faso’s citizens prefer democracy over all other forms of government. Read more
A majority of Zambians express confidence in the effectiveness of national elections The percentage of Zambian citizens who believe in the effectiveness of national elections in effecting change has nearly doubled in a space of 10 years. Read more
African democracy update: Democratic satisfaction remains elusive for many In observance of International Day of Democracy (September 15), Afrobarometer is releasing a new analysis indicating that the extent to which African countries put democratic ideals into practice varies widely across countries. Read more

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