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By Carolyn Logan, deputy director of Afrobarometer and associate professor of political science at Michigan State University and E. Gyimah-Boadi, co-founder and executive director of Afrobarometer and a retired professor of politics at the University of... Read more
Carolyn Logan
By Kim Yi Dionne, Five College Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College. She studies identity, public opinion, political behavior, and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries. Read more
Kimi Yi Dionne
By Nic Cheeseman, Oxford University, author of 'Democracy in Africa'. Read more
Nic Cheeseman
By Johnnie Carson, former Assistant Secretary of State for Africa in the first Obama administration and is now a senior adviser at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Read more
Africa's Top Public Opinion Survey Under Threat
By Peter Penar, researcher and PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. Read more
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
Behind Gabon’s eruption in post-election conflict, its citizens are among the strongest in Africa in their support for multiparty democracy and their rejection of non-democratic alternatives, a new analysis by Afrobarometer shows. Read more
Gabon’s presidential election dispute is playing out against a background of overwhelming public distrust of the national election commission (CENAP) and strikingly negative assessments of the country’s election environment in advance of the August 2016... Read more
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
Political and civic engagement by African youth is declining and is particularly weak among young women, according to new Afrobarometer survey findings. Read more

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