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Trust, approval ratings high for Namibia’s president and prime minister following a long trend Most Namibians trust their president and prime minister and approve of their job performance, the latest Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
Electoral Continuity Expected in 2014: SWAPO dominates, but opposition parties survive and tolerance may be increasing The SWAPO Party of Namibia continues to dominate the political scene in Namibia, with strong advantages in public trust and voter preference, but public tolerance of opposition parties may also be on the increase, according to the latest Afrobarometer... Read more
Constitutional amendment passed without adequate public consultation, Namibians say Most Namibians (55%) say the controversial Third Constitutional Amendment1 was passed without adequate public consultation, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Les Béninois continuent de faire confiance aux institutions de la république Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Bénin, la majorité des Béninois fait confiance aux institutions de la république. Read more
Les citoyens désapprouvent la gestion locale et demandent à jouer un rôle de contrôle citoyen Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Bénin, pour au moins six citoyens sur dix, les autorités communales et municipales n’informent pas sur le programme d’action du conseil (63%) et sur le budget du conseil (69%). Tout de même, ils ne... Read more
Insécurité croissante au Bénin, expérience et appréciation des citoyens La proportion des Béninois qui ont été agressé ou victimes de vol et qui se sont senti en insécurité dans leurs quartiers a augmenté, révèle la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre. Read more
Economic conditions: What Ghanaians say Findings from the Afrobarometer Round 6 survey in Ghana (2014). Read more
Government scores poor marks on economic management Ghana’s government performed poorly on the economic management scorecard of most citizens, according to the findings of a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Ghanaians negative on national economy and living conditions Most Ghanaians describe their country’s economic condition and their own living conditions as “bad” or “very bad,” the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Mauritians support proportional representation, split on other reforms Mauritians favour a proportional representation system for National Assembly elections but remain divided regarding two other proposed reforms – introducing an elected president with greater executive powers and eliminating National Assembly... Read more