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  1. Half of Zambians aren’t happy with their democracy — and that’s a big change

    ... the longest and strongest attachments to the principles of democracy of people anywhere in Africa. The past year, however, has seen ... survey shows that ordinary Zambians also see their democracy as beginning to erode (see detailed analysis here ). In ...

    Wairimu - 07/24/2017 - 11:30

  2. AD157: Zambia at a crossroads: Will citizens defend democracy?

    ... Boniface Dulani, and Sibusiso Nkomo If democracy is “rule by the people,” then “the people” play a decisive ... powers, the question arises: Will people stand up to defend democracy? Today, Zambia has arrived at a crossroads. A convergence of ...

    Wairimu - 07/19/2017 - 11:02

  3. Zambians sound alarm for eroding democracy, Afrobarometer survey shows

    Democracy Governance 19 Jul 2017 In the face of ... survey in April, Zambians express worry that their democracy is eroding and political space is closing as President Edgar ... has clamped down on dissent. While popular support for democracy is strong, especially among respondents with higher education, ...

    Wairimu - 07/20/2017 - 13:58

  4. WP8: Views of democracy in South Africa and the region: Trends and comparisons

    ... South Africa’s new political system qualifies as a genuine democracy. But a constitution, relatively well run elections, and stable, ... sustain and defend democratic practices as a consolidated democracy requires? The evidence from a national public opinion survey ...

    lulu - 06/13/2017 - 16:31

  5. WP7: Public opinion and the consolidation of democracy in Southern Africa

    ... the countries studied, but overall the findings suggest that democracy, although still incompletely understood, nevertheless generates ... Thus, the most important priority for strengthening democracy is not to convince Southern Africans about the value of democracy, ...

    lulu - 06/13/2017 - 16:30

  6. Afrobarometer highlights citizens’ opinions in African Governance Newsletter

    ... a vision as rich and ambitious as the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG), the perceptions of average ... must be counted as one of the most important.  Democracy Despite warning signs of a democratic recession, public support ...

    Wairimu - 08/17/2017 - 18:47

  7. AD158: Liberia’s race to the next presidency: Low trust in electoral commission, fear of violence raise flags

    ... On Liberia’s road from warlord rule to democracy, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s decade-long tenure, government ... incumbent. If elections are “the indispensable root of democracy” (Annan, 2012, p. 3), they can also be tightropes to walk: A ...

    Wairimu - 08/08/2017 - 11:32

  8. AD139: A no-confidence vote? Mozambicans still vote, but faith in democracy is slipping

    ... Economic and political reforms to support a transition to democracy won praise from independent observers. However, elections in 2005, ... questions about Mozambique’s progress toward peace and democracy. Using data from Afrobarometer’s 2015 survey, this dispatch ...

    Wairimu - 04/20/2017 - 11:22

  9. AD139: A no-confidence vote? Mozambicans still vote, but faith in democracy is slipping

    ... Economic and political reforms to support a transition to democracy won praise from independent observers. However, elections in 2005, ... questions about Mozambique’s progress toward peace and democracy. Using data from Afrobarometer’s 2015 survey, this dispatch ...

    Wairimu - 04/20/2017 - 11:21

  10. Global results by round

    ... though far from absolute, in Africa   Democracy in Africa Released 22 November 2016 Policy Paper 36: Do Africans still want democracy?   China in Africa Released 24 October 2016 ...

    admin - 05/23/2017 - 19:53

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