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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
AD42: Ivoirians prefer democracy despite marked dissatisfaction with how it is working
After living through multiple periods of instability, the people of Côte d’Ivoire remain firmly supportive of democratic principles. Read more
In observance of International Youth Day, a new Afrobarometer analysis points to a disconnect between Africa's “youth bulge” and democratic processes. Read more
Most Zimbabweans express discontent with the overall direction of their country, deteriorating economic conditions, rising corruption, and the performance of their elected leaders – except for President Robert Mugabe. Read more