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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
PP18: A window on policy priorities: Evidence from the citizens of 34 African countries The post-2015 sustainable development discourse has emphasized the need for a more inclusive and participatory policy framework projecting the voices of the people in policy-making and implementation processes. Some commentators have argued that while... Read more
AD122: China’s growing presence in Africa wins largely positive popular reviews In the eyes of Africans, China rivals the United States in influence and popularity as a development model, according to a new Afrobarometer report released on World Development Information Day. Read more
AD16: Inadequate access, poor government performance make water a top priority in Africa According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 748 million people do not have access to improved drinking water, including 325 million in sub-Saharan Africa. About 2.5 billion people live without improved sanitation (WHO, 2014). Read more
PP31: Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africa’s priority list Access to health care gained the spotlight on national and international development agendas when the 1978 Alma Ata Declaration outlined a strategy for achieving universal access to primary health care by the year 2000 (World Health Organization, 1978). Read more
PP4: Governments falter in fight to curb corruption A majority of people in 34 African countries condemn their governments' anti-corruption efforts, according to Afrobarometer surveys of more than 51,000 people between October 2011 and June 2013. Read more
AD100: Threat of violent extremism from a ‘grassroots’ perspective: Evidence from North Africa In June 2015, militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) raided a beach hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, killing 38 people (CNN, 2015a). Four months later, ISIL claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian airliner,... Read more
AD76: Lack of safe water, sanitation spurs growing dissatisfaction with government performance World Water Day (March 22) reminds us, safe and readily available water is a human right and an important contributor to public health, whether it is used for drinking, washing, food production, or recreational purposes. Read more
PP34: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political participation lags among African youth, especially women The latest results from Afrobarometer surveys in 36 countries reveal a wide gap between the aspirations set forth in the AU policy framework and the reality of youth political engagement in Africa today. Read more
PP29: Africa’s growth dividend? Lived poverty drops across much of the continent Though Africa has recorded high levels of economic growth over the past decade, previous Afrobarometer surveys of citizens found little evidence that this growth had reduced levels of poverty in any consistent way. Read more

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