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Despite decline in lived poverty, South Africans increasingly pessimistic about the economy Considering the barrage of bad economic news to which South Africans have been subjected, perhaps the most remarkable aspect of 2015 Afrobarometer survey findings on the economy is that on a personal level, citizens seem to be doing slightly better. Read more
South Africans rate current political system far better than apartheid but report little change in socioeconomic conditions Since South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy in 1994, the government’s development plans have focused on redressing racial inequalities in socioeconomic outcomes. Read more
South Africans report racial discrimination by employers and courts April 15 marked the 20th anniversary of the first hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), which sought “to provide for the investigation and the establishment of as complete a picture as possible of the nature, causes and extent of... Read more
Le niveau de pauvreté vécue reste important mais en recul depuis 2008 Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Sénégal, la proportion de citoyens confrontés aux manques de nourriture, d’eau potable, de soins médicaux, et de combustible pour la cuisson a baissé alors que ceux qui manquent de revenu monétaire reste... Read more
World Health Day: Despite gains, barriers keep health care high on Africans’ priority list (Afrobarometer survey) Almost half of Africans go without needed health care, and one in seven have to pay bribes to obtain needed care, according to new findings from Afrobarometer. Read more
Les Gabonais déplorent la gouvernance économique du pays D’après la plus récente enquête Afrobaromètre, les Gabonais estiment majoritairement non seulement que le pays va dans la mauvaise direction, mais que les conditions économiques ne vont pas s’améliorer au cours des 12 mois à venir. Read more
World Water Day: Africans expect governments to do a better job of ensuring safe water and sanitation, survey finds Almost half of Africans go without enough clean water for home use, and a majority have to leave their compounds in order to access water, according to new findings from Afrobarometer. Read more
Powerless: Lack of grid access, unreliable electricity supply still plague majority of Africans While more Africans live within reach of an electric grid than a decade ago, only four in 10 enjoy a reliable power supply, according to new survey findings from Afrobarometer. In some countries, that proportion is four in 100. Read more
Les Guinéens décrivent très mal leurs conditions de vie actuelle La majorité des Guinéens perçoivent leurs conditions de vie comme mauvaises, même si les proportions de ceux qui ont manqué de nourriture, de combustible pour la cuisson des repas, et de soins médicaux ont baissée depuis 2013, selon la récente enquête d’... Read more
La moitié des Guinéens sont intéressés par les affaires politiques ; la plupart déclarent être libres d’adhérer à une organisation de leur choix. Les résultats de la récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre en Guinée indiquent que la moitié des Guinéens (51%) déclarent qu’ils sont « plutôt intéressés » ou « très intéressés » par les affaires politiques. Read more

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