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Eight out of 10 Namibians see their news media as generally free. But a majority (56%) think the government should be able to prevent publications it disapproves of. Read more
Last May, Malawians went to the polls for their sixth national election since the country returned to multiparty democracy in 1994. The outcome was the most disputed election result in their history, marked by legal challenges, six months of court... Read more
As Malawians have endlessly debated, challenged, defended, and protested the results of last May’s presidential election, all eyes and ears have been on the country’s courts. Read more
Religion in Africa: Tolerance and trust in leaders are high, but many Africans would allow regulation of religious speech. Read more
The Gambia’s draft Constitution reflects citizens’ preference for term limits, gender quota. Read more
AD337: Batswana say traditional leaders strengthen democracy – but should stay out of politics
Batswana say traditional leaders strengthen democracy – but should stay out of politics. Read more
Despite freedoms seen as growing, Tunisians show limited citizen engagement. Read more
Teaching tolerance? Education could play key role in curbing intolerance for persons in same-sex relationships in Ghana. Read more
Accountability forms a central pillar of democratic governance. While free and fair elections help promote government of, by, and for the people, what happens between election days can be equally important. Respect for the rule of law and other... Read more
No progress on power? Accessible, reliable electricity still in short supply across Africa. Read more