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In a stable political environment since independence in 1968, Mauritius transformed itself from a low-income country dependent on sugar into an upper-middle-income country with growing wealth creation from financial services, tourism, and other service... Read more
According to the latest Afrobarometer survey, however, Mauritians are less satisfied with their democracy and have less trust in their institutions than they did just a few years ago. Read more
How football can build national unity and reduce interethnic conflict in Africa. Read more
Tax compliance in Africa: Citizens affirm paying taxes as a civic duty but lack trust in tax department. Read more
The autocratic trust bias: Surveys in less democratic countries show self-censorship on sensitive questions. Read more
Majority of Africans say corruption increased, believe ordinary people can make a difference. Read more
What role do media freedom and election management autonomy play? Read more
Access to justice for all citizens has long been recognized as a cornerstone of democracy, good governance, and effective and equitable development. Read more
Struggling medical systems confront governments and citizens with difficult choices: Needed investment in the medical sector must compete with other priorities, and increasing health spending by cutting other programs may not be a popular or even... Read more
Afrobarometer surveys in 36 African countries offer some encouraging news: Most Africans feel at least “somewhat free” to join any political group they want. But only 21 of 36 countries have majorities who feel “completely free,” and some countries have... Read more