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AD34: Les Togolais acceptent les différences sociales à l’exception de celles d’orientation sexuelle
Les Togolais sont célèbres pour leur hospitalité. Ce constat est-il encore vrai de nos jours? Qu’en est-il de la tolérance envers les personnes de religion différente, d’un autre groupe ethnique, d’une autre nationalité, d’orientation sexuelle différente, et de ceux qui vivent avec le VIH/SIDA?
AD28: Mauritians welcome ethnic/religious diversity but are less tolerant of homosexuals and people living with HIV/AIDS
Despite their multiplicity of ethnic/cultural (European, African, Indian, Chinese) and religious (Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist) backgrounds, Mauritians have experienced few incidents of ethnic or religious violence. The last major incident dates back to 1999, when the popular Creole musician Kaya was found dead whilst in police custody, triggering riots against the mostly Hindu police and fights between Creoles and Hindus. Since then, the country has lived in relative harmony through three successive national elections.
Mauritian identity and tolerance
Findings from the AfrobarometerRound 6 Survey in Mauritius.
Mauritians are tolerant of ethnic and religious diversity but less of people living with HIV/AIDS and homosexuals
Afrobarometer’s latest survey shows that Mauritians seem to accept the multi-ethnic and multicultural character of their society and have strong feeling of belonging to the Mauritian nation.
BP99: Trends in public opinion on health care in Zimbabwe: 1999-2010
Zimbabwe has experienced many economic and political problems in recent years. The unemployment rate is estimated to be close to 90% and the country officially abandoned its currency in 2009. Under such conditions all services including health care have deteriorated. Average life expectancy dropped from 65 in 1990 to 43 in 2005 while under five mortality has increased from 76 per 1000 in 1990 to 82 per 1000 in 2005.
WP133: Too poor to care? The salience of AIDS in Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa is the part of the world that is most severely affected by HIV/AIDS. Yet, surveys of attitudes to AIDS across African countries show that most people do not attach great importance to the issue.
BP12: Public opinion and HIV/AIDS: Facing up to the future?
Across 15 countries surveyed in Round 2 of the Afrobarometer, our data in dicate that large proportions of people (especially in East and Southern Africa) have either lost family or friends to AIDS, or suffer under the burdens of AIDS by caring for sick family members or orphans.
BP14: AIDS and public opinion in South Africa
HIV/AIDS is now tied with crime as the public’s second most frequently mentioned priority problem facing the country. The proportions of South Africans who say they have lost a friend or family member to an AIDS-related illness has doubled over the past four years.
BP25: Kenyans and democracy: Sustained support for the principle, but waning satisfaction with the practice
Three years ago, Kenya held it’s third multiparty election since 1992. To the delight of many, it finally led to a long awaited political transition, bringing an end to the long reign of Daniel Arap Moi and the even longer rule of his KANU political party. In a first Afrobarometer survey in Kenya, conducted in August-September 2003, just eight months after the new government of Mwai Kibaki and the NARC Rainbow Coalition took office, we found widespread euphoria and high hopes for the country’s future.
BP45: The public agenda: Change and stability in South Africans’ ratings of national priorities
Unemployment, housing, crime, poverty and HIV/AIDS are rated by South Africans as their top five priorities for government action.