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Senegalese strongly support equal chance for women to be elected to public office, Afrobarometer survey shows Partisan preferences aside, having a woman as mayor of their capital city – a historic first – should suit Senegalese citizens just fine: Most of them say women should have the same chance as men to be elected to public office. Read more
ARABIC: Reporting corruption: Six in 10 Tunisians say they risk retaliation أفاد 6 من أصل 10 تونسيين أنهم يواجهون خطر الردود الانتقامية في صورة ما أبلغوا عن حالات فساد، لكن مع ذلك، ترى نفس الحصة من المستطلعة آرائهم أن المواطنين العاديين قادرين على إحداث فرق في محاربة الفساد، و ذلك وفق ما كشفه اخر استطلاع للأفروباروميتر. أيضاً،... Read more
Reporting corruption: Six in 10 Tunisians say they risk retaliation Six in 10 Tunisians say they risk retaliation if they report incidents of corruption, although the same proportion think ordinary citizens can make a difference in fighting corruption, a recent Afrobarometer survey reveals. Read more
Currency reform: Zimbabweans reject bond notes and rand, prefer either U.S. or Zim dollar On a pressing issue facing Zimbabwe’s new government – currency reform – the country’s citizens express a strong preference for using the U.S. dollar or Zimbabwe dollar rather than bond notes or the South African rand, according to a recent public... Read more
Who will heal Zimbabwe? Public opinion points to steps toward nation-building Though polarized and distrustful of political adversaries, Zimbabweans would welcome a wide range of specific actions to help heal the country in the wake of its disputed election, a new analysis from Afrobarometer suggests. Read more
يتضاءل تأييد الديمقراطية في تونس وسط تصورات سلبية عن الظروف الاقتصادية للبلاد. تظهر نتائج استطلاع الافروباروميتر أن تأييد الديمقراطية يتخذ اتجاها تنازليا. و أن نصف المواطنين غير راضين عن الطريقة التي تسير بها الديمقراطية في تونس. كما تضاعفت حصّة المواطنين الذين صرّحوا أن تونس "بلد غير ديمقراطي" مقارنة بالنسبة المسجلة في... Read more
Support for democracy dwindles in Tunisia amid negative perceptions of economic conditions Support for democracy is continuing a downward trend, and almost half of all citizens are not satisfied with the way democracy is working in Tunisia, new Afrobarometer survey results reveal. Read more
Afrobarometer completes Round 7 surveys in 34 African countries Completing more than 50,000 interviews in 34 countries, Afrobarometer has successfully wrapped up data collection for its seventh pan-African round of public-attitude surveys. Read more
Afrobarometer director wins Distinguished Africanist Award for lifetime of scholarship and service Gyimah-Boadi, who retired as executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) in February, is a former professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon. Read more
International Youth Day: Unemployment, poverty push young Africans toward emigration, new video shows About half of two groups that are critical to African countries’ economic future – the young and the highly educated – have considered emigrating in search of greener pastures. Read more

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