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For majority of Angolans, lived poverty highlights vulnerabilities during COVID-19 state of emergency More than half of Angolans went without enough food, enough clean water, and needed medical care last year, Afrobarometer’s first survey in the country found. Read more
More Batswana are turning to social media – for better and for worse Social-media use in Botswana has doubled over the past five years despite considerable misgivings about some of its possible negative effects, the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Majority of Ghanaians see media as free of government interference (Correction) A majority of Ghanaians say the country’s media is “somewhat free” or “completely free” of government censorship and interference, the most recent Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Malgré l’hégémonie de la télévision et la radio, l’utilisation des réseaux sociaux et de l’Internet présente une rapide progression L’utilisation des réseaux sociaux et de l’Internet connait une progression deux fois supérieure à celle des médias traditionnels en Côte d’Ivoire, même si la télévision et la radio maintiennent leur position en tête du peloton, selon une nouvelle enquête... Read more
Batswana oppose letting politicians and senior civil servants participate in public tenders Concerned about corruption, Batswana overwhelmingly say that politicians and senior civil servants should be barred from participating in public tenders, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
La santé et le chômage sont les priorités des Ivoiriens; la prohibition du cumul des mandats et l'adoption de l'Eco attendues Selon la plus récente enquête Afrobarometer en Côte d’Ivoire, les Ivoiriens attendent encore plus d’efforts de la part du gouvernement, surtout en matière de santé publique et de chômage. Read more
Popular support for media freedom in Ghana bounces back to majority view Popular support for media freedom in Ghana has increased sharply, bouncing back to the majority view after a drastic decline recorded in 2017, recent Afrobarometer survey data show. Read more
Key leadership appointments to anchor Afrobarometer’s third decade Afrobarometer has announced appointments to key leadership positions that will anchor the network’s ambitious move into its third decade. Read more
African governments get passing marks on education – if schools are accountable and responsive, Afrobarometer survey finds Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Africa’s education systems were making slow but steady progress in getting kids into school and keeping them beyond the primary grades, a new analysis of Afrobarometer data shows. Read more
Influence de la Chine: Entre nécessité et méfiance des Ivoiriens Aux yeux des citoyens, l’influence des activités économiques de la Chine sur l’économie de la Côte d’Ivoire a baissé depuis 2017. Read more