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Prominent business, public-sector leaders join Afrobarometer board Two trailblazers in Africa’s business and public sectors have joined the board of directors of Afrobarometer, the organization announced Wednesday. Read more
More than one in four Africans see wife-beating as justifiable, Afrobarometer survey finds About one in four African women – and even more African men – say wife-beating is at least sometimes justified, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. In some countries, up to seven in 10 citizens endorse domestic violence. Read more
African women lag in asset ownership, financial decision-making in household, Afrobarometer survey finds African women lag behind men in ownership of assets and are substantially less likely to have decision-making power over household resources, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Botswana’s ruling party enjoys strong lead in pre-election survey Nearly six in 10 survey respondents (57%) said they feel “close to” a political party, while 40% said they do not. Read more
Guineans voice strong support for two-term limit for president More than eight out of 10 Guineans favour a two-term limit on presidential mandates, the most recent national Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
Climate change in Africa: Survey finds worsening agriculture conditions and quality of life, limited ‘climate change literacy’ The largest-ever survey of Africans’ perceptions of climate change has found widespread reports of worsening quality of life and deteriorating conditions for agricultural production, as well as limited “climate change literacy” among average citizens. Read more
One in four people in Africa have to pay bribes to access services, Corruption Barometer shows The new Global Corruption Barometer – Africa 2019, released on African Anti-Corruption Day by Transparency International and Afrobarometer, reveals that more than one in four people who accessed public services during the previous year had to pay a bribe... Read more
Africans want high-quality elections – especially if they bring change, Afrobarometer surveys show Most Africans support democratic elections as the best way to choose their leaders – if they see their previous elections as free and fair, and especially if those elections produced a change in leadership, new Afrobarometer survey data show. Read more
Afrobarometer lays foundation for ‘next generation’ of giving voice to African citizens Moving from pioneering project to pan-African institution, the research network Afrobarometer will enter its third decade with a new structure emphasizing partnership, capacity building, and sustainability, Executive Director E. Gyimah-Boadi said... Read more
Eight African research organizations honored by Afrobarometer Zimbabwe’s Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) heads a list of eight African organizations honoured this week for outstanding contributions to the pan-African research network. Read more

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