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Mauritians want child allowance as country faces declining population growth According to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, about three-fourths of Mauritians feel that considering the fact that the country is having a problem of declining population growth, the government should give child allowance to all citizens who will... Read more
Two-thirds of Mauritians don’t want cannabis legalised and are divided over government handling of drug trafficking A majority of Mauritians do not want cannabis legalised, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Report card: The Zuma era in South Africa, 2009-2018 In the eyes of his people, former South African President Jacob Zuma’s nine-year tenure, which ended late on Valentine’s Day, was marked by declining popular trust and lacklustre performance. Read more
Most Mauritians see corruption in state institutions Six in 10 Mauritians (61%) say that corruption has increased over the past year, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Radio remains the most-used source of news in many African countries Despite audience gains for television and digital media, radio is still by far the most frequent information source for Africans, a new Afrobarometer analysis suggests. Read more
Public trust in institutions, satisfaction with democracy decline in Mauritius According to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, about three-fourths of Mauritians prefer democracy over any other system and almost as many say it’s more important for the government to be accountable than to be efficient. Read more
Young Mauritians see unemployment as the most important problem facing the country According to the most recent Afrobarometer survey, two-thirds of Mauritians say unemployment is the most important problem that the country is currently facing. Read more
L’analyse des impacts et séquelles de la crise du Nord au Mali Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Mali, plus d'une personne sur 10 a été affectée d'abandon de maison pour d'autres lieux dans le pays ou hors du pays, avec une personne sur deux dans chacune des trois régions du Nord. Read more
Unemployment, poverty, and religious beliefs drive some Nigerians to join extremist groups, according to Afrobarometer survey Nigerians say unemployment, poverty, and religious beliefs are the main reasons why some citizens join extremist groups, a recent Afrobarometer survey indicates. Read more
Public perception of Nigerian government’s fight against corruption improves, study shows Public perceptions of the government’s fight against corruption have improved dramatically since 2015, a recent Afrobarometer survey in Nigeria indicates. Read more