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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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Is Africa paving a road out of poverty? By Robert Mattes; Boniface Dulani; E. Gyimah-Boadi. Read more
Tech trends in the African news media space By Sibusiso Nkomo, Afrobarometer's communications coordinator for southern Africa. Read more
Sibusiso Nkomo
Press Freedom Day in South Africa: Citizens want free media as watchdog on government By Jamy Felton, Afrobarometer data quality officer, based at the Democracy in Africa Research Unit in the Centre for Social Science Research at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Read more
Jamy Felton
Devolution and corruption in Kenya Devolution and corruption in Kenya: Article originally posted on the University of Nairobi "Varsity Focus" Magazine. Read more
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African democracy update: Satisfaction remains elusive for many By Thomas Bentley; Kangwook Han; Peter Halley Penar. Read more
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

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