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Tanzanians express dissatisfaction with current living conditions, perceive declining economic conditions Despite annual economic growth rates averaging of 7%, a majority of Tanzanians say their current living conditions are bad, according to the 2014 Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Kenyans support KDF involvement in Somalia, divided over calls for withdrawal A majority of Kenyans see the involvement of the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) in Somalia as having been necessary despite terrorist problems resulting from it, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Kenyans give mixed score on devolution and call for better participation A majority of Kenyans are finding it difficult to participate in key county activities, the latest Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
Kenyans register mixed feelings about devolution and KDF’s withdrawal from Somalia Findings from Afrobarometer Round 6 survey in Kenya (2014). Read more
Perceptions of corruption in Lesotho Findings from the Round 6 survey in Lesotho (2014). Read more
Mauritians still trust their institutions but think corruption is strongly affecting them Afrobarometer’s latest survey shows that although Mauritians still trust their political institutions, they are increasingly concerned about corruption. Read more
Mauritians want term limits for the Prime Minister and transparent political party financing Mauritians do not want political leaders to remain in power ad vitam eternam and wish the Prime Minister to remain in power for a maximum of two terms. Read more
Political reforms: A term limit for the Prime Minister and transparent funding for parties Findings from the Round 6 Survey in Mauritius (2014). Read more
Les Burundais soutiennent la démocratie, mais il y a une forte défiance vis-à-vis des dirigeants politiques Les Burundais expriment un fort soutien à la démocratie, mais leur niveau de confiance dans les dirigeants est faible, selon une récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre. Read more
Soutien du public à une presse forte et libre et inquiétudes autour de la liberté d’expression et du traitement égal devant la loi Les résultats de l’enquête Afrobaromètre montrent que la grande majorité des Burundais pense que les médias jouent pleinement leur rôle de contre-pouvoir, en enquêtant et en publiant sur les erreurs du gouvernement et sur les cas de corruption. Ils sont... Read more