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Gender and leadership in Lesotho Findings from the Round 6 survey in Lesotho (2014). Read more
Basotho cling to their independence in spite of serious political and economic challenges Most Basotho, protective of their independence, are against intervention or assistance from neighbouring southern African countries to guarantee free elections and prevent human rights abuses in their country, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Despite ‘bad’ economic conditions, Basotho increasingly optimistic about the future Although a majority of Basotho say the country’s and their personal economic conditions are bad, they are increasingly hopeful that things will improve in the coming year, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Government and leaders’ performance, democracy and economy in Lesotho Findings from the Round 6 survey in Lesotho (2014). Read more
Civil liberties, attitudes towards same sex relationship and media Findings from Afrobarometer Round 6 surveys in Botswana. Read more
Intolerance of same-sex relationships still strong in Botswana A majority of Batswana would object to working or worshipping with someone who is in a same-sex relationship, but such intolerance is less pronounced among younger citizens, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Togolese voice strong support for two-term limit By a 6-to-1 margin, Togolese citizens favour a two-term limit for their president, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Trust and corruption in public institutions: Ghanaian opinions Findings from the Afrobarometer Round 6 survey in Ghana (2014). Read more
Ghanaians largely perceive public officials as corrupt Most Ghanaians perceive “some,” “most,” or “all” of their government, law enforcement, and judicial officials as corrupt, according to the latest findings of the Afrobarometer survey. A majority of citizens gave the same assessment of informal leaders... Read more

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