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Government fares badly on job creation but gets thumbs up for promoting opportunities for women A huge majority of adult Zimbabweans say the government is performing badly in terms of creating jobs, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Most Ugandans favour proposed reforms to improve elections and Parliament, new Afrobarometer survey shows Ugandans overwhelmingly support proposed reforms aimed at improving Parliament and elections, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Access to justice still elusive for many Africans, Afrobarometer survey finds In most African countries, substantial barriers still inhibit citizens’ access to justice, a new Afrobarometer analysis finds. Read more
Kenyans see gains in gender equality, but support for women’s empowerment still uneven, Afrobarometer survey finds A majority of Kenyans say the country has made progress toward gender equality. Read more
Kenyans’ economic outlook brighter, Afrobarometer survey finds A plurality of Kenyans say the country is going in the right direction – double the optimistic response in 2011. But a majority of citizens still describe economic conditions as bad, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Despite growing satisfaction with democracy, many Kenyans fear political violence, Afrobarometer survey shows Kenyans are increasingly satisfied with their democracy and overwhelmingly supportive of honest elections as the best way of choosing their leaders, but many fear election-related violence, the latest Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
50 years of freedom of association: Right is firmly established, though far from absolute, in Africa (Afrobarometer findings) A half-century after the United Nations formalized the freedoms of assembly and association, eight out of 10 Africans feel at least “somewhat free” to join any political organisation they want, a new Afrobarometer report shows. Read more
Do Africans still want democracy? Afrobarometer findings warn of democratic recession, point to long-term gains A decade-long upward trend in African citizens’ demand for democracy has ended with a downward turn since 2012, according to a new Afrobarometer analysis. Read more
Tanzanians’ strong support for ‘watchdog’ media, high ratings of media performance undergird debate over Media Services Bill A majority of Tanzanians favour a media free of government interference, although this support has dropped sharply in recent years. Read more
World Development Information Day: China’s growing presence in Africa wins positive popular reviews (Afrobarometer findings) In the eyes of Africans, China rivals the United States in influence and popularity as a development model, according to a new Afrobarometer report released on World Development Information Day. Read more

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