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Tales from summer school: Statistics, discussions, and baseball As part of building the capacity of its network members, Afrobarometer took five fellowship recipients to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Read more about the experience. Read more
What ails the opposition in Africa? By Carolyn Logan, deputy director of Afrobarometer and associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. Read more
Carolyn Logan
Is media playing its role in regional integration? Southern Africa’s longstanding vision is a united, prosperous and integrated region. Read more
The trial of Hissène Habré: A test case for international criminal justice in Africa The recent court appearance of former Chadian despot Hissène Habré is a landmark for international criminal justice on the continent. Read more
Which African democracies are vulnerable to political instability? An exploratory analysis suggests that public opinion survey data can be used to measure emerging risks in African political systems. Read more
Corruption perceptions in Ghana: Different approaches reach similar conclusions Ghana’s place at the forefront of African democracy and good governance has been called into question by a recent series of corruption scandals. Read more
Corruption in Ghana: Above the din of official protestation, citizens’ voices are being heard Afrobarometer released 2014 survey findings last December showing that most Ghanaians think that some, most, or all public officials are corrupt Read more
Reigniting youth citizenship in South Africa South Africa celebrates Youth Day every June 16 to commemorate the students who lost their lives during the Soweto Uprising in 1976. An estimated 3,000-10,000 students marched to protest the apartheid government’s directive to make Afrikaans a compulsory... Read more
Students protesting at the University of Cape Town
New Afrobarometer website Welcome to the Afrobarometer website. We hope you enjoy using it. Read more
Pre-test interview in Benin

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