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The Rainbow Nation is one of Africa's least welcoming countries for foreigners. Read more
Majority willing to give up elections in favour of a non-elected government that can provide basic services. Read more
Most Zimbabweans say it's the duty of every citizen to participate in national and community affairs between elections, but very few do. Read more
AD69: Building on progress: Infrastructure development still a major challenge in Africa
Political leaders and ordinary citizens emphasize the importance of infrastructure development in Africa and call for greater investment in infrastructure. Read more
AD68: Escalating political crisis belies Burundians’ strong support for democracy
In contrast to the turmoil racking their country, Burundians are largely united in their support for democracy and fair elections and their rejection of authoritarian alternatives. Read more
AD67: Where to start? Aligning Sustainable Development Goals with citizen priorities
Where to start? What to prioritize, amidst so many needs and ambitions? Read more
For South Africa's president, low public trust, high perceptions of corruption, and declining approval ratings point to challenges ahead. Read more
Citizens' approval of the performance of the president, MPs, and local government councillors has declined significantly since 2011. Read more
On most of citizens' high-priority issues, large majorities say their government is performing badly. Read more
AD63: Malagasy grow increasingly critical of how their democracy is working
In Madagascar, most citizens support democracy but are dissatisfied with its implementation. Read more