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Gambians divided on whether ECOMIG should leave the country, survey shows Gambians are split on whether the ECOWAS Military Intervention in the Gambia (ECOMIG) should leave and let the Gambia Armed Forces and Police take charge of security matters in the country, Afrobarometer’s inaugural national survey in the country reveals... Read more
Two-thirds of Liberians want exclusive citizenship and land ownership laws maintained, study shows Two-thirds of Liberians want the exclusive black citizenship law in the country to be maintained, a new Afrobarometer survey reveals. The same proportion say only Liberian citizens should be allowed to own land. Read more
Liberians approve of President George Weah but critical of government economic performance, survey shows A majority of Liberians approve of President George Weah’s performance since he assumed office in January 2018 but rate the government poorly on economic management, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Senegalese strongly support equal chance for women to be elected to public office Partisan preferences aside, having a woman as mayor of their capital city – a historic first – should suit Senegalese citizens just fine: Most of them say women should have the same chance as men to be elected to public office. Read more
ARABIC: Reporting corruption: Six in 10 Tunisians say they risk retaliation أفاد 6 من أصل 10 تونسيين أنهم يواجهون خطر الردود الانتقامية في صورة ما أبلغوا عن حالات فساد، لكن مع ذلك، ترى نفس الحصة من المستطلعة آرائهم أن المواطنين العاديين قادرين على إحداث فرق في محاربة الفساد، و ذلك وفق ما كشفه اخر استطلاع للأفروباروميتر. أيضاً،... Read more
Reporting corruption: Six in 10 Tunisians say they risk retaliation Six in 10 Tunisians say they risk retaliation if they report incidents of corruption, although the same proportion think ordinary citizens can make a difference in fighting corruption, a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals. Read more
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

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