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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
Op-Ed: Data Portal will unleash Africa's democratising power By Dr. Abdalla Hamdok, Acting Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in October 2016 and currently serves as the Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's Ibrahim... Read more
Can your spouse help you get elected? Here’s what data from Africa say. By Kim Yi Dionne, 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
Here’s what Africans think about China’s influence in their countries By Kim Yi Dionne, 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
Injustice and (In)Security: Public perceptions of Nigeria and Kenya’s security forces and their implications for the fight against violent extremism By Stephen Buchanan-Clarke and Rorisang Lekalake. Their bios can be found in the article. Read more
Stephen Buchanan-Clarke
Liberia has an important transition of power on the horizon. Here’s a preview. By Kim Yi Dionne, 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
African citizens have very low levels of trust in how elections are run By Peter Penar, researcher and PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, Michigan State University. Read more
Peter Penar

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