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The President’s approval rating remains high, despite rising pessimism about Zimbabwe’s economic conditions A majority of Zimbabweans view their personal living conditions as “fairly bad” or “very bad”, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey in Zimbabwe. Read more
Trust in the President of Zimbabwe increases despite a challenging political and economic environment A majority of Zimbabweans (63%) say that they trust their president “somewhat” or “a lot”. Read more
South Africans increasingly discontent with the country’s democracy Less than half of South Africans currently believe that the country is “a full democracy” or “a democracy with minor problems” (48%) or are satisfied with its implementation (47%), according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
South Africans increasingly discontent with the country’s democracy Less than half of South Africans currently believe that the country is “a full democracy” or “a democracy with minor problems” (48%) or are satisfied with its implementation (47%), according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Immigration remains a challenge for South Africa’s government and citizens New findings from the 2015 Afrobarometer survey suggest there has been little change in South Africans’ unwelcoming attitudes toward foreigners. Read more
Majority of South Africans want a workers’ party as alternative to ANC A majority of South Africans would support the creation of a workers’ party to contest elections and fight for workers’ rights, according to findings of the latest Afrobarometer survey. Read more
Sierra Leoneans see a drop in their economic and living conditions, and disapprove of their government performance in running the country A large majority of Sierra Leoneans believe their present economic and living conditions have worsened over the past year, findings from the latest Afrobarometer survey shows. Read more
Lived poverty drops in two-thirds of surveyed countries in Africa While adequate food and clean water remain daily challenges for millions of Africans, poverty at the household level – “lived poverty” – has declined in two-thirds of countries surveyed by Afrobarometer, newly released survey findings show. Read more
Les camerounais pensent que le niveau de la corruption est resté le même en 2015 par rapport à l'année 2014 mais n'approuvent pas la politique de lutte contre la corruption du gouvernement camerounais Les citoyens camerounais les plus corrompus se trouvent dans la police, les impôts, les affaires, les sociétés nationales d’eau et d’électricité, la justice, les communes et le parlement. Les usagers qui payent des pots-de-vin pour obtenir des services... Read more
Despite progress, basic infrastructure still a challenge in Africa Despite progress over the past decade, the development of infrastructure for electricity, water, sewerage, and roads remains an enormous challenge across Africa, especially in rural areas, new Afrobarometer survey data indicate. Read more

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