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Find out what's happening around the Afrobarometer Network. This includes events, such as briefings for the media and guest talks by members of the Afrobarometer Executive Committee. Use the filters below to search for news, events, and more.

Visit the Afrobarometer blog where our staff and partners share insights, stories, challenges, questions, and ideas that take you behind and beyond their published papers. Use the filters below to search blog posts by topic, author, or date. We welcome your feedback; please use the Comment function at the bottom of each blog post.

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A year ago, most Zimbabweans trusted Mugabe. Here’s why so many are now protesting in the streets 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
USAID must save Afrobarometer, say former Africa Bureau officials One of Africa’s most important democracy advocacy organizations is in trouble because of a sharp decrease in donor funding. Read more
Johnnie Carson
Africa’s largest public-opinion survey is under threat, but here’s what you can do about it By Carolyn Logan, deputy director of Afrobarometer and associate professor of political science at Michigan State University and E. Gyimah-Boadi, co-founder and executive director of Afrobarometer and a retired professor of politics at the University of... Read more
Carolyn Logan
What can public opinion surveys tell us about what is going on in Gabon? 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
Save Afrobarometer: Why African opinion polls are so important By Nic Cheeseman, Oxford University, author of 'Democracy in Africa'. Read more
Nic Cheeseman
Save Afrobarometer: Africa's top public opinion survey under threat By Johnnie Carson, former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa in the first Obama administration and is now a senior adviser at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Read more
Africa's Top Public Opinion Survey Under Threat
Gabon violence reflects longstanding and deep mistrust of election handling By Peter Penar, researcher and PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. Read more
Is Brexit a cautionary tale for African integration? By Jan Hofmeyr, head of the Policy and Analysis Unit of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and is Afrobarometer’s core partner director for Southern Africa. Read more
Jan Hofmeyr
Will Africa’s most-regarded democracies meet their citizens’ expectations in 2016? By Rorisang Lekalake, Afrobarometer's assistant project manager for Southern Africa, based at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more
Rorisang Lekalake
This one graph shows the biggest threat to LGBT rights in Malawi By Boniface Dulani, senior lecturer in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the University of Malawi and Afrobarometer’s operations manager for fieldwork. Read more
Boni Dulani

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