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10 things to know about Afrobarometer data & methodology. 10 things to know about Afrobarometer data & methodology. Read more
Why opposition parties in southern Africa struggle to win power By Rorisang Lekalake. Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Sciences Research (CSSR)/Afrobarometer Assistant Project Manager for Southern Africa, University of Cape Town. Read more
A day in the life of Afrobarometer's communications coordinator for Southern Africa By Sibusiso Nkomo, Afrobarometer's communications coordinator for Southern Africa Read more
A statue of Joshua Mqabuko Nyongolo Nkomo.
How The Gambia is testing West Africa’s resolve to protect democracy By Peter Penar. He is a researcher for Afrobarometer and a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. Read more
Peter Penar
Here’s how the Ebola outbreak shaped citizens’ opinions of Liberia’s government 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
Kimi Yi Dionne
What will Ghanaians expect from their new president? Sarah Brierley and George Ofosu are doctoral candidates in political science at UCLA. Read more
Only 7 percent of citizens in this African country feel free to join political organizations 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
Kimi Yi Dionne
The poor are more vulnerable to bribery in Africa. Here’s why. 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
Kimi Yi Dionne
Do Africans still want democracy? This new report gives a qualified yes. By Robert Mattes and Michael Bratton. Robert Mattes is a professor in the department of political studies and director of the Democracy in Africa Research Unit in the Center for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town. Michael Bratton is... Read more
Robert Mattes

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