World Development Information Day: China’s growing presence in Africa wins positive popular reviews (Afrobarometer findings) 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
Job performance of MPs, local councillors: Are representatives serving Africa’s voters or themselves? (Afrobarometer findings) Members of Parliament and local government councillors across Africa have earned little trust and largely negative performance ratings from their constituents, a new report from Afrobarometer shows. Read more
Election quality, public trust are central issues as African nations look toward next contests (Afrobarometer findings) Only half of Africans trust their national electoral commissions, and many fear violence and unfair practices during election campaigns, according to a new report by Afrobarometer. Read more
Trustworthy institutions play vital role in Africa’s development, new Afrobarometer findings suggest Government institutions that earn the public’s trust are essential to the successful pursuit of development in Africa, a new Afrobarometer analysis suggests. Read more
Youth Day: Does less engaged mean less empowered? Political engagement lags among Africa’s youth Political and civic engagement by African youth is declining and is particularly weak among young women, according to new Afrobarometer survey findings. Read more
Violent extremism from a ‘grassroots’ perspective: Evidence from North Africa, Lake Chad, Sahel, and the Horn Two new reports from Afrobarometer explore citizens’ perceptions of violent extremism and counter-extremism efforts in “hotspot” regions of Africa. Read more
Africa Day: Could stronger public support move regional integration for Africa from rhetoric to reality? For advocates of regional integration as a path toward economic and political power for Africa, Afrobarometer’s latest survey findings suggest that many citizens still need to be convinced of the benefits of integration. Read more
World Press Freedom Day: Strong public support for ‘watchdog’ role backs African news media under attack Amid growing concerns about government restrictions on media freedom, Africans overwhelmingly support an independent media that holds government accountable, according to new survey findings from Afrobarometer. Read more
World Health Day: Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africans’ priority list (Afrobarometer survey) Almost half of Africans go without needed health care, and one in seven have to pay bribes to obtain needed care, according to new findings from Afrobarometer. Read more
World Water Day: Africans expect governments to do a better job of ensuring safe water and sanitation, survey finds Almost half of Africans go without enough clean water for home use, and a majority have to leave their compounds in order to access water, according to new findings from Afrobarometer. Read more