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Despite some concerns about the election environment, most citizens say they feel “completely free” to vote for the candidate of their choice. Read more
Ivoirians mistrust the Independent Electoral Commission and are concerned about the fairness and security of the election environment. Read more
As Tanzanians prepare to elect their next president, here are their top priorities for government action. Read more
AD49: Guineans confident in their freedom to vote, but not in the fairness of the count
As Guinea approaches its second multiparty presidential election, citizens are divided in their views regarding the direction of the country. Read more
Guinea elections
Ensuring citizen engagement might boost stagnating anti-corruption efforts. Read more
Almost six of 10 Zambians say elections enable voters to remove leaders who do not do what the people want – almost twice the proportion who held this view in 2005. Read more
Citizens demand choices on the ballot but distrust opposition parties. Read more
AD45: African democracy update: Democratic satisfaction remains elusive for many
International Day of Democracy highlights the contributions of citizens to making decisions for their countries and ensuring that governments are accountable to their people. Read more
High levels of anti-foreigner sentiment mark South Africans from all walks to life. Read more
AD43: Citizens hold mixed views on Nigeria's international relations
The international community is watching with intense interest as Nigeria’s new government begins to pursue its development priorities. How do Nigerians, in turn, see the international community and its role in their country’s development? Read more