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Les Ivoiriens expriment un sentiment de partialité de la loi et un manque de confiance envers les pouvoirs judiciaire et législatif Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobarometer en Côte d’Ivoire, les Ivoiriens dans leur grande majorité considèrent que la justice est partiale et les citoyens sont traités de façon inégale devant la loi. Read more
La demande de démocratie des Ivoiriens est deux fois supérieure à l’offre existant Selon la plus récente enquête Afrobarometer en Côte d’Ivoire, les Ivoiriens jugent l’offre de démocratie du pays insuffisante. Read more
Trust in political institutions is on the decline in Namibia, Afrobarometer survey shows Popular trust in the president, National Assembly, and institutions of law and order has declined sharply in Namibia, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Although most Namibians support multiparty competition, fewer feel close to any political party, survey shows More than two-thirds of Namibians say the country needs many political parties to ensure that citizens have real choices in who governs them, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey, but the proportion of citizens who identify with a political party... Read more
Ghanaian women have less financial decision-making power, lag in political participation, Afrobarometer survey shows Ghanaian women are twice as likely as men to defer to their spouses in decisions about household finances, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey that also finds persistent gender gaps in education and ownership of key assets. Read more
After decade-long improvement, lived poverty is on the rise in Africa, Afrobarometer survey finds Reversing a decade-long trend of improving living standards, lived poverty is on the rise again in Africa, a new analysis of Afrobarometer data reveals. Read more
High cost, bias, and long delays prevent Ghanaians from using formal justice system, Afrobarometer survey shows Ghanaians say high costs, a bias in favour of the rich and powerful, and long delays are the three most important barriers that prevent citizens from using the formal justice system, according to a recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Intolerance of same-sex relationships may be on the decline in Botswana, Afrobarometer survey suggests More than half of Batswana would object to working or worshipping with someone who is in a same-sex relationship, but such intolerance is significantly less pronounced among younger and more-educated citizens and appears to be declining, according to a... Read more
Most Malawians see declining quality of elections, express little trust in the electoral commission A majority of Malawians believe the quality of their elections has declined and express little trust in the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), a new Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Most Malawians see legal challenge to election results as justified, courts as impartial and trustworthy As of late 2019, a majority of Malawians considered the political opposition justified in challenging the declared results of the 2019 election, a new national survey by Afrobarometer shows. Most also saw the country’s courts as trustworthy and impartial. Read more