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Do Africans still want democracy? Afrobarometer findings warn of democratic recession, point to long-term gains A decade-long upward trend in African citizens’ demand for democracy has ended with a downward turn since 2012, according to a new Afrobarometer analysis. Read more
World Development Information Day: China’s growing presence in Africa wins positive popular reviews (Afrobarometer findings) In the eyes of Africans, China rivals the United States in influence and popularity as a development model, according to a new Afrobarometer report released on World Development Information Day. Read more
Tanzanians’ strong support for ‘watchdog’ media, high ratings of media performance undergird debate over Media Services Bill A majority of Tanzanians favour a media free of government interference, although this support has dropped sharply in recent years. Read more
Job performance of MPs, local councillors: Are representatives serving Africa’s voters or themselves? (Afrobarometer findings) Members of Parliament and local government councillors across Africa have earned little trust and largely negative performance ratings from their constituents, a new report from Afrobarometer shows. Read more
Election quality, public trust are central issues as African nations look toward next contests (Afrobarometer findings) Only half of Africans trust their national electoral commissions, and many fear violence and unfair practices during election campaigns, according to a new report by Afrobarometer. Read more
Behind Gabon’s election dispute, citizens strongly support multiparty democracy, reject autocratic alternatives Behind Gabon’s eruption in post-election conflict, its citizens are among the strongest in Africa in their support for multiparty democracy and their rejection of non-democratic alternatives, a new analysis by Afrobarometer shows. Read more
In Gabon, overwhelming public distrust of CENAP and election quality forms backdrop for presidential vote dispute Gabon’s presidential election dispute is playing out against a background of overwhelming public distrust of the national election commission (CENAP) and strikingly negative assessments of the country’s election environment in advance of the August 2016... Read more
Trustworthy institutions play vital role in Africa’s development, new Afrobarometer findings suggest Government institutions that earn the public’s trust are essential to the successful pursuit of development in Africa, a new Afrobarometer analysis suggests. Read more
Youth Day: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political engagement lags among Africa’s youth Political and civic engagement by African youth is declining and is particularly weak among young women, according to new Afrobarometer survey findings. Read more
Les Sénégalais perçoivent l’industrie minière comme bénéfique au pays mais manquant de transparence D’après la plus récente enquête Afrobaromètre au Sénégal, l’industrie minière contribue à la création d’emplois et au développement local mais également elle dégrade l’environnement, profite aux sociétés minières étrangères, et manque de transparence. Read more

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