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Do East Africans still want a free media? Afrobarometer finds weakening popular support Popular support for a free news media has declined significantly in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania – three countries currently making headlines for government attempts to limit press freedom. Read more
Nigerians optimistic about economic outlook despite persistent poverty, inadequate services Nigerians are optimistic about the country’s economic prospects, even if things are still far from rosy, a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates. An overwhelming majority of Nigerians believe the economy will be better in a year’s time, although a... Read more
Deputados e Vereadores raramente estão presentes com os seus constituintes A grande maioria dos cabo-verdianos acredita que os políticos (deputados da nação e vereadores) nunca ou as vezes ouvem o que as pessoas têm a dizer-lhes, de acordo com uma recente pesquisa do Afrobarómetro. Read more
Nigerians worried about violent clashes, praise government efforts to address armed extremism Nigerians praise government and military efforts to fight violent extremism but report high levels of fear and personal experience of such violence, a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals. Read more
Basotho support amending Constitution to give King greater say Basotho trust their King more than any other governance institution and favour amending the Constitution to give him greater say on issues of national importance, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Basotho welcome SADC intervention, Afrobarometer survey shows A majority of Basotho support a proposal to bring additional Southern African Development Community (SADC) troops into Lesotho to improve political stability in the country, a recent Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Majority of Namibians say traditional authorities should join negotiations on genocide reparations Most Namibians say traditional authority representatives should participate in – if not lead – genocide negotiations with the German government, according to a new Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Namibians want gender quotas extended to regional councils More than half of Namibians think that the increased number of women in the National Assembly has made Parliament more effective, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Majority of Nigerians say country going in ‘wrong direction’ Almost two-thirds of Nigerians say the country is “going in the wrong direction,” a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals. Though harsh, this assessment represents an improvement from 2015. Read more
More than one-third of Nigerians experienced moderate or high lived poverty in previous year, survey shows More than one-third of Nigerians repeatedly went without basic life necessities during the previous year, placing them in the category of “moderate lived poverty” or “high lived poverty,” a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more

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