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Accountability forms a central pillar of democratic governance. While free and fair elections help promote government of, by, and for the people, what happens between election days can be equally important. Respect for the rule of law and other... Read more
No progress on power? Accessible, reliable electricity still in short supply across Africa. Read more
Ghanaians perceive increase in corruption level, give government low marks on fighting graft. Read more
AD332: Ghanaians voice dissatisfaction with living conditions, government economic performance
In Ghana, public approval ratings of the government’s economic performance have declined sharply compared to 2017. Read more
AD331: Despite recent banking shake-up, Ghanaians still see banks as their safest option
Despite recent banking shake-up, Ghanaians still see banks as their safest option. Read more
For the sixth time since independence, Namibians are going to the polls to choose a president and members of the National Assembly – in free and fair elections whose outcome has never varied. Read more
Tax revenues play an essential role in financing government expenditures, which can benefit citizens through effective public services, infrastructure, and development (Bird, 2010). Read more
AD328: Guineans want accountable government and presidential term limits
In Guinea, elections have rarely been routine. Delays, disputes, and violence have marked many elections as scores of political parties slug it out and security forces confront protesters in the street. Read more
PP61: Gains and gaps: Perceptions and experiences of gender in Africa
Africans share at least some of the SDG ambitions to create more equal societies. Across 34 countries, substantial majorities support women’s right to run for political office (71%) and to own and inherit land (72%). Read more
Most Mauritians say that leaders should be chosen through regular, open, and honest elections. Read more