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Economic conditions no cause for alarm for Mauritians While the recent public discourse tends toward pessimism about the country’s economic situation, Mauritians are not alarmed about their own living conditions, a new Afrobarometer survey reveals. Read more
Despite security concerns, Mauritians feel safe in their homes While crime and insecurity remain a leading concern, most Mauritians feel safe in their neighbourhoods and homes, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Electoral and political reforms: Tradition verses change Findings from the Round 6 Survey in Mauritius (2014). Read more
Unemployment is perceived to be the most critical problem for Batswana Overall, unemployment is identified by 58% of citizens as one of the most important problems affecting Batswana. This was the most frequently stated problem by a significant margin. Read more
Batswana report that the country is going in the right direction despite economic hardships Despite more than half (58%) of Batswana’s positive views in 2014 on the economic direction of their country, a fifth (21%) are pessimistic of the future, anticipating worsening national economic conditions in the next 12 months, according to the latest... Read more
Government far from winning war on poverty despite concerted eradication efforts More Batswana report experiencing deprivation of basic needs such as water, cash income, and food, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Close to four in ten (37%), in 2014 report having gone without cash income "many times" or "always... Read more
Botswana’s government performance is in decline and Batswana trust their institutions much less in 2014 Whilst the president and traditional leaders are the most trusted figures in Botswana’s institutions, other bodies are trusted much less, for example Parliament, the ruling party and opposition parties, according to a new Afrobarometer study. Read more
Batswana decry self-interest of politicians but continue to support the ruling party If elections were held in June or July 2014, the majority of Batswana would have voted for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would consolidate its position as the strongest opposition party. The coalition of... Read more
Malawians support a strong Parliament in spite of disappointment with their representatives Malawians value Parliament’s legislative and oversight role but are highly critical of the performance of parliamentarians, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. A majority want parliament to vet the president’s appointment of cabinet ministers... Read more
Afrobarometer statement on Malawi Round 6 survey The following statement is from Professor E. Gyimah Boadi, executive director of the Afrobarometer project, and executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development in Accra, which manages the Afrobarometer network. Read more

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