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Poor quality elections erode support for democracy in Uganda, new Afrobarometer survey shows More Ugandans say they prefer democracy over any other system, but fewer are satisfied with the way their democracy is actually working, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Zimbabweans trust the army, but don't want to be ruled by the army, support democracy Zimbabwe’s political crisis will play out against a backdrop of substantial public trust in the army but a clear rejection of military rule in favour of democracy. Read more
Women’s interest in politics increases, though gender gap remains Ghanaian women’s interest in public affairs and political discussion increased between 2012 and 2015. Read more
Majority of Batswana see opposition offering viable alternative vision and plan A majority of Batswana say opposition parties offer a viable alternative vision and plan to the long-time ruling Botswana Democratic Party, according to the 2017 Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Batswana demand state funding of political parties State funding of political parties in Botswana remains a contested issue and after 50 years of independence. Read more
Electoral reforms, political party funding, and opposition viability Findings from Afrobarometer Round 7 survey in Botswana. Read more
Here are three things we can learn from public opinion data about Liberia's upcoming election Kim Yi Dionne is Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College. She studies identity, public opinion, political behavior, and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries. Read more
Kim Yi Dionne
Ugandan lawmakers brawl over bill on presidential age limit. Here’s what citizens think Kim Yi Dionne is Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College. She studies identity, public opinion, political behavior, and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries. Read more
Kim Yi Dionne
Ugandans overwhelmingly favour age limit for president, Afrobarometer survey shows Three-fourths of Ugandans favour maintaining an age limit of 75 years for presidential candidates, a recent Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more

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